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Chanda Jog

Ph.D.: SUNY Stony Brook (1982)

Visiting positions:

  • Princeton University (1982-84), University of Virginia (1984-86)
  • SUNY Stony Brook (1988, 1990, June-Dec. 1993)
  • Virginia Institute of Theoretical Astronomy (1990, 1992)
  • Univ. of Massachusetts (1992)
  • Observatoire de Paris, France (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006)
  • Univ. of Turku, Finland (2004)

Research Interests:
Galactic Dynamics : spiral structure, lopsided galaxies, warps, vertical structure; Dynamics of interstellar molecular gas clouds; Starburst galaxies; Morphology and dynamics of interacting and merging galaxies.

Current research project: 
An Indo-French project titled “Dynamics of Lopsided Spiral Galaxies” with Prof. Francoise Combes, Observatoire de Paris, funded by the IFCPAR.

She is a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences

Email-id: cjjog
Arnab Rai Choudhuri
PhD: University of Chicago (1985)

Visiting positions:
  • High Altitude Observatory, Boulder (1985-87)
  • University of Chicago (1989)
  • University of St. Andrews (1991)
  • Kiepenheuer Institut, Freiburg (as Humboldt Fellow, 1994-95)
  • Montana State University (2000)
  • Max-Planck- Institut, Lindau (2002)
  • Eotvos University, Budapest (2004)
  • Cambridge University (2004)
  • Beijing Astronomical Observatory (2006)

Research Interests:
Plasma astrophysics.  The origin of solar magnetic cycle. Formation of sunspots. Magnetic fields of neutron stars and pulsars.

His book The Physics of Fluids and Plasmas: An Introduction for Astrophysicists (Cambridge University Press, 1998) is used as a standard graduate textbook in many universities around the world.  He is a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences.

Tel: +91-80-2360-3481
Email-id: arnab
Banibrata Mukhopadhyay
Associate Professor, Academic Coordinator, IISc Astronomy and Astrophysics group
PhD: S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Jadavpur University (2001)

Visiting positions:
  • Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad (2000-02)
  • IUCAA, Pune (2002-03)
  • University of Oulu, Finland (2003-04)
  • Harvard University (2004-06).
  • African University of Science and Technology (2009, May).

Research Interests:
Physics of gravitation and compact objects. Astrophysical fluid dynamics and accretion disk theory. Hydrodynamic (and hydromagnetic) stability and turbulence. Nuclear astrophysics. Astro-particle physics and cosmology. Field theory in curved space-time.

He is
(1) an Associate of the Indian Academy of Sciences
(2) recipient of M. K. Vainu Bappu Gold Medal 2006

Tel:+91-80-2293-2799, +91-80-2360-7704
Email-id: bm
Tarun Deep Saini
Assistant Professor, Academic Coordinator, Joint Astronomy Programme
PhD: IUCAA, University of Pune (2001)

Visiting positions:
  • Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, UK (2001-2004)

Research Interests:
Cosmology: Dark energy, Gravitational lensing, Structure formation in the Universe, Large scale structure in the Universe.

Tarun Deep Saini

Tel:+91 80 2293-2866; +91 80 23607705
Email-id: tarun
Prateek Sharma
Associate Professor
PhD: Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University (2006)

Visiting positions:
  • UC Berkeley (2006-2012)

Research Interests:
Plasma Astrophysics, Computational Astrophysics, Accretion, Galaxy Formation, Clusters of Galaxies

Prateek Sharma

Tel:+91 80 2293-3375
Email-id: prateek
Nirupam Roy
Assistant Professor
PhD: Astronomy and Astrophysics, NCRA-TIFR (2009)

Visiting positions:
  • NRAO, MPIfR (2006-2012)

Research Interests:
Interstellar medium (thermal stability, turbulence, magnetic field, star formation), Galactic novae (evolution of radio emission, accretion/ejection physics), Radio astronomy (imaging/spectroscopy techniques, foreground removal for observational cosmology)

Prateek Sharma

Tel:+91 80 2293-2056
Email-id: nroy