I am an Assistant Professor in the department of Physics at IISc Bangalore. Earlier I was a postdoctoral researcher in the Astronomy department and
the Theoretical Astrophysics Center at
UC, Berkeley. I completed my graduate studies in the
Plasma Physics program,
department of Astrophysical Sciences at
Princeton University . Before that I was an undergraduate
student at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay .
I am very happy to talk to graduate students and other researchers working in my areas of interest. If you are interested in visiting our astro group at IISc please contact me at:
Department of Physics
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Phone: 91-80-2293 3375
Email: prateek ! physics % iisc % ernet % in (replace ! by at and % by dot)
PhD students who want to join us are are welcome to talk to me. Summer students will be considered only if they are KVPY fellows or if they are applying through the academies' program. Since we mostly do numerical simulations (although not always), some numerical experience will be desirable.
Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics: instabilities, buoyancy, convection , turbulence
Plasma Astrophysics: plasma kinetic processes; MHD; cosmic-rays
Numerical Methods: hydro, MHD methods; anisotropic transport in dilute plasmas; Vlasov, PIC methods
High Energy Astrophysics: accretion disk transport, outflows & energetics; shocks;
particle acceleration; X-ray galaxy clusters
My papers on arxiv
Some of my Talks
Graduate course on Numerical Methods in Astrophysics
Advanced undergraduate course on Electromagnetism
Summary of selected research projects:
Physics of hot accretion flows
Physically consistent numerical implementation of anisotropic thermal conduction
Spherical accretion with anisotropic thermal conduction
Turbulence and mixing in the intracluster medium
Paper on numerical implementation and properties of the cosmic ray
Thermal instability in the intracluster medium
A picture is worth a thousand words.
My PhD thesis on the physics of hot, collisionless accretion flows.
Collaborators and Mentors: Ben Chandran ; Phillip Colella ; Katie Dodds-Eden ; Greg Hammett ; Mike McCourt ; Ian Parrish ;
Eliot Quataert ; Jim Stone
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Updated Oct 21st 2012