Dipankar Maitra

Associate Professor of Physics/Astronomy


Ph.D. and M.S. in Astronomy, Yale University, New Haven, USA
B.S. in Physics, Presidency College, Kolkata, India


Teaching Interests

I’ve taught the following courses at Wheaton:

  • AST130 The Universe
  • AST202 Frontiers of Astronomy
  • AST298 Introduction to Astrophysics
  • AST302 Advanced Astrophysics
  • AST305 Observational Astronomy
  • PHYS170  Introductory Physics I
  • PHYS180  Enhanced Introductory Physics I
  • PHYS171  Introductory Physics II
  • PHYS181  Enhanced Introductory Physics II

Other Interests

Research Interests

My main research interests are accretion inflows and outflows near compact astrophysical sources such as black holes (BH) and neutron stars (NS). Understanding the physical processes that lead to complex instabilities in these accretion flows is one of the most challenging and exciting fields in high energy astrophysics. More …


Physics and Astronomy



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