Sandip Kumar Chakrabarti
    Senior Professor
    Department of Astrophysics &

   Telephone +91-33-2335 5706/07/08

Educational Background:

  • M.Sc.: IIT Kanpur (1981)
  • Ph.D.: University of Chicago (1985)
  • Professional Background:

  • Tolman Fellow: California Institute of Technology, 1985-1987
  • Post Doctoral Fellow: ICTP, Trieste, Italy (1987-1988)
  • Faculty at TIFR: (1989-1996)
  • Faculty at SNBNCBS (1996- present)
  • Important awards and fellowship of academies:

  • INSA Young Scientist: 1990
  • Regular associate of ICTP: 1990-1997
  • Anil Bose Memorial Award: 1994
  • Senior Research Associate (National Academy of Science) at NASA/GSFC: 1994-1995
  • Senior Associate of ICTP: 2003-present
  • Main area of work

  • Accretion processes around black holes
  • Spectral and Temporal properties of emitted radiations from black holes
  • Origin of bio-molecules during star formation
    • Planetary Rings
    • Ionospheric plasma

        Significant recent publications:

    • S.K. Chakrabarti, Majumdar, L., Das, A. & Chakrabarti, S., 2015, Search for Interstellar Adenine, Astrophysics and Space Science, 357, 90
    • K. Giri, S.K. Garain, S.K. Chakrabarti, 2015, Segregation of a Keplerian disc and sub-Keplerian halo from a Transonic flow around a Black Hole by Viscosity and Cooling processes, MNRAS, 448, 3221
    • S.K. Garain, H. Ghosh,S.K. Chakrabarti, 2014, Quasi Periodic Oscillations in a Radiative Transonic Flow: Results of a Coupled Monte Carlo- TVD Simulation, MNRAS, 437, 1329
    • S.K. Chakrabarti, D. Bhawmick, S. Chakraborty, S. Palit, S.K. Mondal, A. Bhattacharyya, S. Midya and S. Chakrabarti, 2014, Study of the Properties of Cosmic rays and Solar X-rays by Low Cost Balloon borne experiments, Ind. J. Physics, 88, 333
    • S. Mondal, S.K. Chakrabarti, 2013, Spectral properties of two-component advective flows with standing shocks in the presence of Comptonization, MNRAS, 431, 2716
    • S. Das, I. Chattopadhyay and S.K. Chakrabarti, 2001, Standing shocks around black holes – An analytical study, Astrophysical Journal, 557, 983
    • S.K. Chakrabarti, K. Acharyya and D. Molteni, 2004, The effect of cooling on time dependent behaviour of accretion flows around black holes, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 421, 1
    • S.K. Chakrabarti and S. Das, 2004, Properties of accretion shock waves in viscous flows around black holes, Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 349, 649
    • S.K. Chakrabarti et. al, 2005, SS 433: results of a recent multi-wavelength campaign, Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 362, 957
    • S.K. Chakrabarti, and S. Mandal, 2006, The Spectral Properties of Shocked Two-Component Accretion Flows in the Presence of Synchrotron Emission, Astrophysical Journal., 642, 49
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