Homepage of Dipankar Bhattacharya


Current employment:

Distinguished Professor and
Dean, Core Academic Programmes

Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics


Pune 411007, India

My research:

I work mainly in the area of High Energy Astrophysics.  My specific interests are Neutron Stars, Supernova Remnants and Gamma Ray Bursts.  Of late my focus has been on the effect of matter accretion on the magnetic fields of Neutron Stars.  Along with my students I am investigating the distortion of magnetic fields caused by accretion, the spreading of matter on the surface, and the use of cyclotron lines as a probe of these processes.

Developmental activities:

I have been closely involved in developmental work related to the Indian space astronomy mission ASTROSAT.  My contributions have mainly been in the design of Coded Mask imaging elements and data pipeline and analysis software.  See the ASTROSAT website for more details on this mission.

Short Term Projects:

Students wishing to do a short term project may approach through any of the following programmes: 

  1. (1)IUCAA Vacation Students’ Programme

  2. (2)Academy Summer Research Fellowship

  3. (3)Kishor Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana

I also supervise the dissertation of a limited number of M.Sc. students in the area of Astrophysics or Scientific Computing at the University of Pune.