Anupam Bhardwaj

Anupam Bhardwaj

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E-mail: anupam.bhardwaj[at] iucaa [dot] in

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Dr. Anupam Bhardwaj works on precision stellar astrophysics and the cosmic distance scale using multi-wavelength photometric and spectroscopic observations of classical pulsating variable stars. His current research is focussed on improving the calibration of stellar standard candles in the first rung of the cosmic distance ladder used to determine the present expansion rate of the Universe. He uses Cepheid, RR Lyrae, and Mira variable stars as stellar population tracers for Galactic archaeology and near-field cosmology with observational data from 4-8 m class telescopes. He is involved in several multi-wavelength time-domain surveys such as VVV, ZTF, LSST, and in specific projects with TESS and Gaia space missions. His theoretical interests include stellar evolution and pulsation modeling with the Modules for Experiments in Stellar Astrophysics (MESA), open-source 1D stellar evolution code