Curriculum Vitae

Somak Raychaudhury

Currently:
Director
Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics
Ganeshkhind, Post Bag 4, Puné 411 007, INDIA
Tel: +91 20 2560 4100
Fax: +91 20 2560 4699
E-mail: somak @ iucaa.in
http://www.iucaa.in/~somak


Also affiliated to:
Professor, Department of Physics (on leave)
Presidency University
86/1 College Street
Kolkata (Calcutta) 700 073, India

Visiting Researcher
Astrophysics and Space Research Group
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Birmingham,
Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK

List of Publications

Homepage

Previous Positions:

2012-2015
Dean of the Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences,
and Head, Department of Physics,  Presidency University, Kolkata, India
2000-13
Faculty, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham, UK
2007 (sabbatical) Visiting Fellow, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge MA, USA
1995-2000 Faculty, Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune, India
1995 Visiting Fellow (Royal Society), Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, UK
1993-1995 AXAF Science Center (now Chandra Science Center)
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge MA, USA
& Tutor in Astrophysics, Lowell House, Harvard University
1991-1993 Smithsonian Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge MA, USA.
1989-1991 SERC Research Fellow, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, UK; Research Fellow, St Edmund's College, University of Cambridge

Education:

1986-90 Ph.D., Astrophysics, Churchill College, University of Cambridge, UK
Thesis : Gravity, Galaxies and the Great Attractor Survey
Supervisor : Professor D. Lynden-Bell FRS
1984-86 B.A., Physics, Trinity College, University of Oxford, UK
1980-83 B.Sc. (Hons), Physics, Presidency College, University of Calcutta, India

Scholarships:

1986-89 Isaac Newton Studentship, University of Cambridge
1984-86 Inlaks Scholarship, Inlaks Foundation,, for University of Oxford
1981-84 Jagadis Bose National Science Talent Search Scholarship, India
1978-81 National Talent Search Scholarship, India

Prizes:

1988 J. T. Knight Essay Prize, University of Cambridge
1985 Douglas Sladen Essay Prize, Trinity College, Oxford.
1982 Presidency College Gold Medal, University of Calcutta

Supervision of PhD theses:

1996-00 Tarun Deep Saini PhD Thesis at IUCAA, Pune
Cosmology with Supernovae and Gravitational Lensing
2001-06 Trevor Miles PhD Thesis at U Birmingham
The evolution of groups of galaxies
2002-06 Scott Porter PhD Thesis at U Birmingham
The properties of galaxies in Supercluster filaments
2004-07 Juan Carlos Cuevas Tello PhD Thesis at U Birmingham (School of Computer Science)
(jointly supervised with Dr Peter Tino)
Estimating Time Delays between Irregularly Sampled Time Series
2003-07 Rowan Temple PhD Thesis at U Birmingham
X-ray observations of galaxies and galaxy clusters
2005-09 Ali Dariush PhD Thesis at U Birmingham
Galaxy groups from observations and simulations
2006-10 Walter del Pozzo PhD Thesis at U Birmingham
Black holes, galaxy clusters, gravitational waves
2006-11 Smriti Mahajan PhD Thesis at U Birmingham
Star formation and environment of galaxies
2009-14 Matthew Lazell PhD Thesis at U Birmingham
Investigating Active Galactic Nuclei with low-frequency radio observations
2011-13 Mark Burke PhD Thesis at U Birmingham
Low mass X-ray binaries in nearby galaxies
2010-13 Shereen Fouad PhD Thesis at U Birmingham (School of Computer Science)
(jointly supervised with Dr Peter Tino)
Hidden Learning in Prototype based models with Astronomical applications
2010-14 Konstantinos Kolokythas PhD Thesis at U Birmingham
Radiogalaxies in galaxy groups
2015-
Ruchika Seth
PhD Thesis at IUCAA, Pune