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The Hidden Universe of the Spitzer Space Telescope (Part 1): Planetary Life After Death.

Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, astronomers have found that a whole new solar system may be forming in the wake of a star's violent death.
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I would love to get insite from this man.




Deepto Chakrabarty

Professor of Physics

Head, Astrophysics Division


Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

70 Vassar Street, Room 37-626A

Cambridge, MA 02139-4307, USA


Email: deepto (at) space.mit.edu

Tel: +1 (617) 253-3840

Fax: +1 (617) 253-0861


Research Interests


Observational high-energy astrophysics, including X-ray and gamma-ray astronomy, optical astronomy, and neutron stars and black holes.


Biographical Sketch


In 1996, Prof. Chakrabarty was awarded the Ph.D. in Physics from the California Institute of Technology, following two years at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (1988-90) as a staff Physicist working on the Berkeley Automated Supernova Search. Prior to that, he completed his S.B. in Physics at MIT, in 1988.


Professor Chakrabarty returned to MIT in 1996 for a two-year appointment as a NASA Compton GRO Postdoctoral Fellow, followed by a year spent as a Visiting Fellow at Balliol College, Oxford University (1998). In 1999, he accepted an Assistant Professorship within the Department of Physics at MIT. He was promoted to Associate Professor, with tenure, in July 2004.


Professor Chakrabarty's most recent awards include an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship (2001-03).

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