Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BSc Jacobs University Bremen; MSc Queen's University; PhD Queen's University
Research Areas: Galaxy formation and evolution; galaxy structure; comparing simulations and observations of galaxies
Dr. Nikhil Arora is a Postdoctoral Associate at NYUAD. He received his PhD in astrophysics at Queen's University in Kingston, Canada working with Prof. Stéphane Courteau.
Dr. Arora studies galaxy formation and evolution by combining observations and simulations of galaxies. He uses galaxy scaling relations such as the Tully-Fisher relation, Size-Mass relation, and Star Formation Main Sequence. Collaborating with the NIHAO team at NYUAD and observations catalogs compiled at Queen's University. He also explores the unique properties of dwarf galaxies in our cosmic neighborhood (Milky Way and Andromeda).
Dr. Arora is also passionate about bringing science to the local community. He served as the Queen's Observatory Coordinator to organize tours of the telescope facility for local schools and monthly public open houses. The Queen's Observatory also ran a podcast series called Fast Radio Bursts, where we delve into topical astronomical news and showcase the fascinating space research that takes place at Queen's and around the world! Finally, in collaboration with the McDonald Institute, he co-founded Astronomy on Tap: Kingston, which brings together two of his passions; Astronomy and Beer! Astronomy on Tap brings scientists from North America to local bars/pubs where we get together with the local community over a pint!