CURRENT RESEARCH

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ABOUT ME

I am a graduate student studying Astrophysics at Texas Christian University. My current research interests are modelling of Dwarf Galaxies using Semi-Analytic Models.

 
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RESEARCH

GALAXY MODELLING

My current research involves modelling dwarf galaxies of Milky Way  and Centaurus A galaxies using Semi-Analytic Model Galacticus  (Benson,  2012) with my advisor Dr. Mia Sauda Bovill.

 
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Previous research on Dwarf Spiral Galaxies with my mentor Dr. Dunn.  We have compared the UBVR photometry data of three types of dwarf galaxies (dwarf spiral, irregular, and elliptical) to find an evolutionary link among the types. The most recent phase of the research involved plotting star formation histories of dwarf spirals using the PEGASE evolution code, where we also tested the dependency on metallicity. Most of the work involved working with IDL (Interactive Data Language) and 82” Otto-Struve Telescope at McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis, Texas.

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I love helping students to solve physics and math problems

TUTOR, MATH HELP LAB MSU

AUGUST 2015 - 2018

Help students to understand the concepts, and solve problems in College Algebra, Trigonometry, and Calculus

TUTOR, ACADEMIC SUPPORT CENTER MSU

FEBRUARY 2015 - 2018

Help students to understand the concepts and solve problems in Physics, College Algebra, Trigonometry, and Calculus.

TEACHING ASSISTANT, MSU

SEPTEMBER 2015 - 2018

Setting up the lab equipment, demonstrating, and grading the experiments

TEACHING ASSISTANT, TCU

AUGUST 2018-PRESENT

Explaining the concepts and demonstrating experiments in Physics, Astronomy and grading lab reports.

 
 

EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

MY SCHOOLING

MSC. PHYSICS (CONCENTRATION IN ASTROPHYSICS)

AUGUST 2018- DECEMBER 2020

4th year graduate student at Texas Christian University

B.SC. PHYSICS AND MATHEMATICS MIDWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY

AUGUST 2014 - MAY 2018

Earned my bachelor's degree in Physics and Mathematics at Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls TX in Spring 2018 with Magna Cum Laude.

HILLWOOD COLLEGE, KANDY

2005-2013

Hillwood College is my high school back in Sri Lanka. The days I cherished the most with my friends while learning. I sat for my G.C.E O/L in 2010 and G.C.E. A/L in 2013

 
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OTHER INTERESTS

PAINTING

Apart from my academic work and research I also love painting during my free time. It helps me to relax and calm down my nerves.

PAINTING

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"We are part of this universe; we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts, is that the universe is in us"

NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON

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