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.

Contact Information:

Department of Physics & Astronomy
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, N6A 3K7
Tel: 519-661-2111 ext. 86441
Fax: 519-661-2033
Email: basu@uwo.ca

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 news

Latest Article

Read my latest article on two-stage fragmentation within interstellar molecular clouds

New Article

New Article in the Astrophysical Journal on supersonic turbulence in ISM

Invited Speaker

Speaker at the Frontiers of Fundamental Physics Symposium, Hyderabad, India

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