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) at intermediate redshift. My work involves numerical modeling of these regions and predict the observables such as column density along a line of sight and the equivalent width of the FeKα line which can be tested against observations. 


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.