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Nitya Kallivayalil

Associate Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Astronomy
Office location and address
530 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Cold Dark Matter and the GD-1 Stellar Stream
Source: Space Telescope Science Institute
December 01, 2019 – January 31, 2023
Tracing the 6-D Orbital and Formation History of the Complete M31 Satellite System
Source: Space Telescope Science Institute
December 01, 2019 – November 30, 2022
Ultra-faint Dwarf Galaxies:Shedding Light on Dark Matter - Fellowship on Behalf of Hannah Richstein Year 2
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
June 01, 2021 – May 31, 2022
AS-ASTR Milky Way Cosmology: Laying the Foundation for Full 6-D Dynamical Mapping of the Nearby Universe
Source: Space Telescope Science Institute
September 01, 2016 – November 30, 2021
Ultra-faint Dwarf Galaxies:Shedding Light on Dark Matter - Fellowship on Behalf of Hannah Richstein
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
June 01, 2020 – November 30, 2021
AS-ASTR CAREER: The Dynamics of Local Group Substructure as the Key to Understanding
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
August 01, 2015 – September 30, 2021
AS-ASTR Proper Motion and Internal Kinematics of the SMC: Are Magellanic Clouds Bound to One Another?
Source: Space Telescope Science Institute
November 01, 2013 – September 30, 2019
AS-ASTR The Proper Motion (PM) Field Along the Megellanic Bridge: A New Probe of the LMC-SMC Interaction
Source: Space Telescope Science Institute
January 01, 2015 – December 31, 2017
ASTR 1220: Introduction to Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe
Credits: 3
A study of stars, star formation, and evolution primarily for non-science majors. Topics include light, atoms, and modern observing technologies; origin of the chemical elements; supernovae, pulsars, neutron stars, and black holes; structure and evolution of our galaxy; nature of other galaxies; active galaxies and quasars; expanding universe, cosmology, the big bang, and the early universe.
ASTR 4140: Research Methods in Astrophysics
Credits: 3
Primarily for astronomy/astrophysics majors. Students will be exposed to a research methods-intensive set of mini projects,with emphasis on current active areas of astrophysics research. The goal is to prepare students for research in astrophysics. Topics will include databases and database manipulation, astronomical surveys, statistics, space observatories and observation planning, intro to numerical simulations, and proposal writing. Prerequisites: ASTR 2110/2120 and PHYS 2660, or instructor permission.
ASTR 4993: Tutorial
Credits: 3
Independent study of a topic of special interest to the student under individual supervision by a faculty member. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ASTR 4998: Senior Thesis
Credits: 3
May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ASTR 5140: Advanced Research Methods in Astrophysics
Credits: 3
Graduate students will be exposed to a research methods-intensive set of projects, with emphasis on current active areas of astrophysics research. The goal is to prepare students for research in astrophysics. Topics will include databases and database manipulation, astronomical surveys, statistics, space observatories and observation planning, intro to numerical simulations, and proposal writing.
ASTR 9995: Supervised Research
Credits: 1–12
Under supervision, the student undertakes or assists with a current research problem. This course may be repeated for credit.
ASTR 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.