Hello! I am an astrophysicist working on starburst galaxies in the nearby and distant universe. I study these galaxies using data across the electromagnetic spectrum, from X-rays to radio.
Dr. Antara Basu-Zych is a research scientist at UMBC and NASA/GSFC. She received her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 2009. She began her postdoc at NASA in 2009 as an NPP Fellow and has remained working with the X-ray galaxies group with Ann Hornschemeier.
My research is on local analogs of high-redshift galaxies. These nearby, extreme galaxies offer a more detailed view into the conditions within galaxies in the early universe. These galaxies are key for understanding galaxy evolution over cosmic times.
I believe strongly that astronomers have a very present responsibility to engage and communicate our science to the public. Astronomy has the ability to draw in and inspire the imaginations of many people. I appreciate the opportunity to educate others.