Dr Chandrima Ganguly

Dr Chandrima Ganguly

BSc (Hons) MSc MAST PhD

Chandrima is Wolfson's Henslow Junior Research Fellow. She is a cosmologist interested in testing early universe models, and using cosmology to constrain particle physics and theories of gravity. She is passionate about gender justice advocacy and does so through various projects and initiatives.

Dr Chandrima Ganguly

Chandrima completed her Bachelors in Physics from Jadavpur University, Kolkata in 2011. She won the Jagadis Bose National Science Talent Search scholarship and subsequently the INSPIRE-DST award in 2008. Chandrima completed her Master of Science in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad in 2013 and a Master of Advanced Study (Part III of the Mathematical Tripos) at the University of Cambridge in 2014.  She went on to finish her PhD in theoretical cosmology at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at Cambridge in 2018. She spent a year on the Lindemann Fellowship at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, USA and returned to Cambridge in 2019.

Research Interests

Chandrima is interested in extracting observational signatures of very early universe cosmological models that could be detected in the universe today. She is also interested in using cosmology to constrain particle physics beyond the standard model – such as constraining the nature of dark matter and dark energy. She has interests in late time tests of modified theories of gravity.

Chandrima is involved in outreach activities especially those promoting visibility for women in science. She was recently a Soapbox Science speaker in Chicago and plans to be involved in interacting with school students especially in areas that have a majority of students from marginalised backgrounds through the English Speaking Union and the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge.