I am currently a postdoctoral researcher (Carl Tryggers fellow) at Lund Observatory, (Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics, Lund University) in Sweden. I completed my PhD at the end of May 2018 under the supervision of Dr. Mirek Giersz at the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland. I primarily work on various topics connected with the evolution of dense stellar systems like globular clusters using the MOCCA code for star cluster simulations. My research focuses on populations of compact objects and exotic binary systems in globular clusters. At Lund, I work with Prof. Melvyn Davies and Dr. Ross Church.
I am originally from Lahore, Pakistan where I completed my higher secondary education in 2006. In Fall 2006, I moved to Utrecht in the Netherlands where I received a scholarship to study at University College Utrecht (UCU) of Utrecht University. In 2009, I graduated from UCU with a double-major in physical sciences (math, physics and astronomy) and humanities (philosophy, religious studies and history). Following UCU, I briefly spent a semester in 2010 studying philosophy at the New School for Social Research in New York City. Starting in fall 2010, I was selected for the Erasmus Mundus programme called “Astromundus”, this was a 2 year masters in astronomy and astrophysics offered by a consortium of 5 universities. During this masters course I studied at the universities of Innsbruck (Austria), Padova (Italy) and Belgrade (Serbia). In November 2013, I moved to Warsaw, Poland to start my PhD with Mirek Giersz.