Uppal Namita

Postdoctoral Researcher of the Institute of Astrophysics
Group of : Tassis

E-mail : namita@ia.forth.gr
Phone : (+30) 2810-394233
Office : 233 Physics Bldg
Education :

Namita Uppal obtained her MSc degree in physics from Panjab University, Chandigarh, India, in 2017. She completed her PhD in 2023 from the Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, registered at the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, India.

Career :

Her thesis work focused on the study of the disk of the Milky Way disk at different scales taking insights from the distribution of red clump stars and open cluster polarimetry. During her doctoral studies, she conducted optical linear polarization observations of open clusters utilizing Indian observational facilities to trace line-of-sight dust distribution. She joined the Institute of Astrophysics-FORTH as a post-doctoral Fellow in the PASIPHAE project in April 2024.

Interests :

ISM polarization; Optical and IR observations; Galactic morphology and evolution; small-scale and large-scale magnetic fields.