Ankan Sur

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Degree: Master degree

Division: Astrophysics II (Warsaw)

Office: 102

Phone: +48 223296102

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I am a theoretical astrophysics PhD student under the supervision of Prof. Brynmor Haskell. My broad research interests are:

  • Gravitational waves
  • Neutron stars
  • Numerical Astrophysics
  • Data analysis

My PhD thesis focused on understanding equilibrium magnetic field configurations in isolated neutron stars. I also studied how a newly born millisecond magnetar emits gravitational waves through fallback accretion and how multipolar magnetic fields can explain polarisation properties of radio pulsars. Previously, I have worked on data analysis to measure the Hubble constant using gravitational waves and galaxy catalogues.


  • MSc in Physics and Astronomy, University of Amsterdam -2018
  • BSc in Physics Honours, St. Xavier's College, University of Calcutta -2016

Work Experience

  • Predoctoral fellow at Flatiron Institute, Simons Foundation
  • LIGO-Virgo Collaboration member
  • Nikhef, Amsterdam
  • Undergraduate Associate, SINP, Kolkata