A little about me

Western News Image of Shantanu Basu from January 2006

I'm a scientist with an amazing job that allows me to think, plan, and share ideas! I love teaching and enjoy the opportunity to solve research problems that yield new insights into the origin of our solar system or the formation of gravitationally collapsed structures across our universe.

Canada is the fifth country in which I have lived (you'll have to ask about the others!) and I have visited at least 23 countries, with a circle of friends and relatives that are scattered across the globe.

When not on the job, I love to read about and discuss current events, play racquet sports, try new culinary creations, travel (of course), garden (as weather allows), and to spend time with my son and daughter.


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Little Known Facts

An Asteriod is named after me!

Asteroid 277883 Basu was discovered on May 1st, 2006 by P. A. Wiegert at Mauna Kea (the Canada France Hawaii Telescope) and named after me at a ceremony on November 5, 2013.

2012-13 Teaching Honour Roll

I was named to the University Students' Council Teaching Honour Roll for 2012-13.