Raj Gohil
Graduate Student

B.S. in Physics, University of California-Los Angeles, 2012

Research Interests

My research focuses on studying the nuclear star-forming regions which may explain the obscuration of active galactic nuclei (AGNs). My work involves the numerical modeling of these regions (2D structure) from the scratch which includes solving non-linear second order differential equation (boundary value problem) using finite-difference method, a set of coupled equations using iterative method, and non-linear flux conservative equation using various schemes. The end goal is to predict the observables such as column density along a line of sight, the equivalent width of the FeKα line, Cosmic X-ray background, and Cosmic Infrared background which can be tested against observations. 


Gohil, R. & Ballantyne, D.R., Cosmic X-ray Background: A Result of Star-forming Regions, in prep.

Gohil, R. & Ballantyne, D.R., 2017, Modeling the Vertical Structure of Nuclear Starburst Discs: A Possible Source of AGN Obscuration at z~1, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 468 (4), p. 4944

Gohil, R. & Ballantyne, D.R., 2015, On the equivalent width of the Fe Kα line produced by a dusty absorber in active galactic nuclei, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol.  449, p. 1449.

Memberships and Committees:

American Astronomical Society