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Varsha Kulkarni


PSC 505
Physics and Astronomy
University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina 29208
(803) 777-6293


  • Ph.D., University of Chicago (1996)
  • M.S., University of Chicago (1990)
  • B. Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (1989)

Research Interests

Extragalactic Optical, Infrared, and Ultraviolet Astronomy, Galaxy Evolution, Quasar Systems, Intergalactic Medium, Cosmology, Interstellar Medium, Cosmic Chemical EvolutionActive Galaxies

Selected Publications

  • Kulkarni, V. P., York, D. G., Vladilo, G., & Welty, D. E. 2007, '9.7 micrometer silicate absorption in a Damped Lyman-alpha Absorber at z=0.52', ApJL, 663, in press (astro-ph/0704.0826)
  • Kulkarni, V. P., Khare, P., Peroux, C., York, D. G., Lauroesch, J. T., & Meiring, J. D. 2007, 'The Role of Sub-damped Lyman-alpha Absorbers in the Cosmic Evolution of Metals', ApJ, 661, 88
  • Kulkarni, V. P. 2007, 'The Chemical Composition of Damped Lyman-alpha Galaxies', to appear in "At the Edge of the Univese: Latest Results from the Deepest Astronomical Surveys", Ed. Jose Afonso, Henry Ferguson and Ray Norris, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, (in press)
  • Meiring, J. D., Lauroesch, J. T., Kulkarni, V. P., Peroux, C., Khare, P., York, D. G., & Crotts, A. P. S. 2007 , `New Abudance Determinations in z < 1.5 QSO Absorbers: Seven Sub-DLAs and One DLA', MNRAS, 376, 557
  • Khare, P., Kulkarni, V. P., Peroux, C., York, D. G., Lauroesch, J. T., & Meiring, J. D. 2007, 'The Nature of Damped and Sub-damped Lyman-alpha Absorbers', A&A, 464, 487