Shruti Tripathi 

Research Interests

Active Galactic Nuclei (AGNs) are truly multi-wavelength objects as they exhibit extreme properties spanning wavelengths ranging from radio, infrared, ultraviolet, X-rays to Gamma rays. My research interests are to study the multi-wavelength spectral and temporal properties of Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN). The extreme physical processes that are happening in the vicinity of these supermassive black holes makes the study of AGNs even more interesting in the high energy X-ray regime. This requires me to use the space-based X-ray satellites i.e. XMM-Newton, Suzaku to probe the processes governing these enigmatic central engines. Currently I am involved with the study and understanding of AGNs using the simultaneous broadband observations by Indian broadband observatory AstroSat. The image below is an artist's impression of the central region of an active galaxy. (Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab)