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     Prasun Datta

Ph.D. from -
Supervisor(s)  Dr. Somnath Bharadwaj
Ph.D. status  Joined in 2005 :: In progress
AddressCentre for Theoretical Studies, IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur 721302
Phone+91-9433404193
Emailprasun@cts.iitkgp.ernet.in
Formal Education
Exam / Degree Board / UnivBranchYear
10West Bengal Board of Secondary EducationBasic Sciences and Classics1998
12West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary EducationScience Math,Physics,Chemistry,Biology,Bengali and English2000
B.Sc.University of CalcuttaPhysics Hons.2003
M.Sc.IIT KharagpurPhysics M Sc2005

Research Areas
  • Large Scale Structure Formation, Cosmology
  • Interstellar Medium Turbulence
  • Radio Astronomy Observation Techniques
  • Motorway or Steiner Trees in soap films

Awards
  • Prof. r. G. Chatterjee Gold Medel
  • Best Project Award, M. Sc. Project

Experience
  • Refereed for Proceedings of the Royal Society A, (2009)
  • System administrator for the computing system running at the Centre for Theoretical Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 2006 2009
  • Organized a national level confference (secratory) Young Astronomers Meet 2009 at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Teaching Experience
  • Modern Optics(P) at IIT Kharagpur 2007-2008 (2 terms)
  • Physics of Waves and oscillations(P) at IT KGP 2005-2008 (4 terms)
  • Computational Physics(P) at IIT KGP 2007-2009 (3 terms)
  • Physics of Waves and oscillations(T) at IIT KGP 2008-2009 (2 terms)
  • Intersteller Medium Turbulence Observations(L) at Gorakhpur University 2010 (1 terms)
  • Dark Matter and ISM turbulence(L) at Jagadish Bose Center for National Science Search 2010 (1 terms)

Fellowships / Scholarships
  • Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering
  • Junior Research Fellowship, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
  • High value Fellowship, SRIC, IIT Kharagpur
  • Senior Research Fellowship, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

Papers Published in Journals
  • HI 21 cm opacity fluctuations power spectra towards Cassiopeia A by Roy Nirupam, Chengalur Jayaram N, Dutta Prasun, Bharadwaj Somnath Mon.Not.Roy.Astron.Soc Letters Accepted (2010)
  • HI power spectrum of the spiral galaxy NGC628 by Prasun Dutta (IIT, KGP), Ayesha Begum (IoA, Cambridge), Somnath Bharadwaj (IIT, KGP), Jayaram N. Chengalur (NCRA, TIFR) Mon.Not.Roy.Astron.Soc 384, L34 (2008)
  • Magnetohydrodynamic turbulence in supernova remnants by Nirupam Roy, Somnath Bharadwaj, Prasun Dutta, Jayaram N. Chengalur Mon.Not.Roy.Astron.Soc Letters 393, L26 (2009)
  • A study of interstellar medium of dwarf galaxies using HI power spectrum analysis by Prasun Dutta (IIT, KGP), Ayesha Begum (IoA, Cambridge), Somnath Bharadwaj (IIT, KGP), Jayaram N. Chengalur (NCRA, TIFR) Mon.Not.Roy.Astron.Soc 398,887D (2009)
  • The scaleheight of NGC 1058 measured from its HI power spectrum by Prasun Dutta (IIT, KGP), Ayesha Begum (IoA, Cambridge), Somnath Bharadwaj (IIT, KGP), Jayaram N. Chengalur (NCRA, TIFR) Mon.Not.Roy.Astron.Soc Letters 397L,60D (2009)
  • Steiner trees and spanning trees in six-pin soap films by Dutta Prasun, Pratik Khastgir S., Roy Anushree American Journal of Physics 78(2), 215 (2010)
  • Turbulence in the harrased galaxy NGC 4254 by Dutta Prasun, Begum Ayesha, Bharadwaj Somnath, Chengalur Jayaram N. Mon.Not.Roy.Astron.Soc Letters 405, L102 (2010)

Papers Presented at Conferences
  • Probing Turbulence in the Interstellar Medium of Galaxies by Dutta Prasun, Begum Ayesha, Bharadwaj Somnath, Chengalur Jayaram N. Astro. Sos. Pac. Jour Series 407, 83 (2009)
  • Turbulence in Cold Neutral ISM and in Supernova Remnants by Roy N., Chengalur J. N., Bharadwaj S., Dutta P. Astro. Sos. Pac. Jour Series 407, 272 (2009)

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