Welcome to my website

Dr. Shantanu Basu

Thank you for taking the time to browse my site. I am a Professor and Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Western. I am often asked about my professional interests and I hope that you can use this site to keep track of my latest research and past projects.

On these pages you will also find information about my teaching interests, publications, and media interactions. Please take a look around and if you have any questions, please contact me.

About My Research

The Busy Center of the Lagoon Nebula by Michael Shierk

Look up in the sky on a clear night and away from man-made lights and you will see one of life's great marvels. Hundreds of stars and perhaps a few bright planets as well. How did the the stars and planets in our universe come to be?

An equally amazing feature of our universe is the ability of mathematics to make some sense of it all. In our research group, we are deciphering the early stages of star formation, using the mathematical methods of physics and today's leading-edge computers.

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Latest Article

Read my latest article on a modified lognormal power-law (MLP) distribution

New Article

New Article in the Astrophysical Journal on the transition to coherence in interstellar molecular clouds

Invited Speaker

Keynote speaker at the Early Phases of Star Formation 2014 conference, Ringberg Castle, Germany

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