Nandini Sahu

Post-doctoral Fellow
University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Sydney, NSW

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I am an ASTRO3D Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. I am working as a part of the Astro3D Galaxy Evolution with Lenses (AGEL) collaboration. I am currently modeling high redshift gravitational lenses and using lens modeling results to understand the galaxy evolution models.

Before joining UNSW, I completed my Ph.D. at the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing (CAS), Swinburne University of Technology (SUT), Melbourne, Australia, in 2021. This was followed by a short-term postdoctoral researcher position between September 2021 to May 2022. My Ph.D. thesis titled "Morphology-dependent Black Hole Mass Scaling Relations" presents the investigation of the correlation between black hole mass and various host galaxy properties obtained using state-of-the-art two-dimensional modeling and multi-component decomposition technique. These results are published in a series of four papers in the Astrophysical Journal. My work advocates that the black hole--galaxy correlations are dependent on the host galaxy morphology, where the morphology is shaped by the formation and evolutionary tracks followed by a galaxy.