Ramandeep Gill

E-mail: rsgill.rg@gmail.com

I am a postdoc at the Open University of Israel (OUI), working with Prof. Jonathan Granot. Before this, I was a postdoc at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA), where I worked with Prof. Chris Thompson. I received my PhD in astrophysics from the University of British Columbia in 2012 under the supervision of Prof. Jeremy Heyl.

My research interests include:

  • GRB and AGN jets: Spectral modeling of jets, radiative transfer, kinetic simulations, jet geometry, jet composition, high energy processes
  • Neutron stars: Magnetar giant flares, population synthesis, cooling of isolated NSs
  • Relativistic plasmas: Plasma waves, mode coupling to radiation, turbulence, magnetic reconnection
  • Axions: Constraints on axion properties from polarization measurements, and from Blazar physics

My collaborators include Jeremy Heyl, Chris Thompson, and Jonathan Granot. I am currently a member of the Magnetar group lead by Chryssa Kouveliotou and the Fermi-GRB group.