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I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics , Indian Institute of Science . Before I joined here, I was in Harvard University . Prior to that I spent my time in various Institutes/Universities in India (SINP, SNBNCBS, PRL, IUCAA) and abroad (University of Palermo, Italy, University of Oulu, Finland) as a short term or a long term researcher.

I am a Theoretical Physicist working on various topics of Physics, Astrophysics, Cosmology, General Relativity, Astroparticle Physics and their interface. I also have significant interest in Astronomy (observation) and Data Analysis.

Some of my specific research interest consists of: 

1) Theoretical Astrophysics of black holes, white dwarfs and neutron stars:
  (a) Astrophysical fluid (magnetohydrodynamic) phenomena including accretion disks and jets around compact objects, turbulence therein etc.
  (b) Variability of compact objects, Quasi-Periodic-Oscillation phenomena etc.
  (c) Nuclear astrophysics including nucleosynthesis in accretion disks around compact objects, thermonuclear burst on accreting neutron stars.
  (d) Matter flow and corresponding inertial forces around compact objects.

2) Particle Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravity:
  (a) Field theory in curved space-time, early universe, baryogenesis, neutrino physics.
  (b) Investigation of the spinor, electromagnetic and gravitational perturbation in curved space-time.

Here is my CV and a list of publications.


My correspondence:
Banibrata Mukhopadhyay,
Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science,
Bangalore-560012, India
Phone: +91-80-2360-7704 (preferred, for callers outside IISc), +91-80-2293-2799,
Fax: +91-80-2360-2602.
E-Mail: bm AT physics DOT iisc DOT ernet DOT in

My Research Group


Our work in News


I serve as an editor (along with Tejinder P. Singh of TIFR, Mumbai) for a Special Section of Current Science dedicated to 100 Years of General relativity.

We organize (myself as a Convener) a conference on Accretion Processes Around Compact Objects at IISc in July 14-16, 2010.

We organize (myself as a Convener) A One-Day Symposium on Galaxies to celebrate Prof. Chanda J. Jog's 60th Birth Anniversary at IISc on November 29, 2014.


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