Soumen Mondal
    Professor , SNBNCBS

   Telehpone +91-33-2335 5706/07/08 (extn: 378)

Educational Background:

  • Ph.D. in Astronomy, Physical Research Laboratory (Gujarat University),2004
  • M. Sc. in Physics with Electronics specialization from Jadavpur University (Kolkata)
  • Professional Background:

  • August 2011 to till date - Assistant Professor,SNBNCBS, Kolkata
  • August 2007 to July 2011 - Scientist - C, ARIES, Nainital, India
  • March 2005 to July 2007 - Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Astronomy,    NCU, Taiwan
  • March 2004 to Feb 2005 - Postdoctoral Fellow, Physical Research Laboratory,    India
  • Research Interests:

  • Extra-solar planets
  • Small solar system objects
  • Brown dwarfs in star-forming regions
  • High Angular resolution astronomy on M-Giants and Mira variables
  • Astronomical Instrumentation
  • Significant Recent Publications:

    • Yogesh C. Joshi, Santosh Joshi, Brijesh Kumar, Soumen Mondal ,L. A. Balona - Photometric Study and Detection of Variable Stars in the Open Clusters - I : NGC 6866, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2012, 419, 2379
    • Sneh Lata, A. K. Pandey, Maheswar G., Soumen Mondal and Brijesh Kumar - Photometric search for variable stars in young open cluster Berkeley 59, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2011, 418, 1346
    • Soumen Mondal ,C.C. Lin, W. P. Chen, Z.-W. Zhang, C. Alcock, T. Axelrod, et al. - The TAOS Project stellar variability II - Detection of 15 Variable Stars, The Astronomical Journal, 2010, 139, 2026
    • Soumen Mondal , Ramakant S. Yadav, Mahendra Singh - Preliminary Design of ARIES-Devasthal Faint Object Spectrograph and Camera,2009, Proc. of International conference on Trends in Optics and Photonics 2009, edited by A. Ghosh & D. Choudhury, held at Kolkata, India during 1-4 March 2009, p374-379
    • Z.-W. Zhang, F. B. Bianco, Soumen Mondal et al.,First Results from the Taiwanese-American Occultation Survey (TAOS),The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 2008, 685, L157-160
    • Soumen Mondal, and T. Chandrasekhar - Angular diameter measurements of evolved variables by lunar occultations simultaneously at 2.2 and 3.8 micron,The Astronomical Journal, 2005, 130, 842
    • Soumen Mondal, and T. Chandrasekhar,- Evidence of asymmetric structure in the atmosphere of Mira variable U Orionis from lunar occultation in near-infrared, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2004, 348, 1332
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