Space Science & Astronomy

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

The faculty members in the department are currently working in the following research areas:

  • X-ray binary black holes, observations, data analysis and interpretation;
  • Space Instrumentation;
  • Planetary Science
  • Ultra high energy cosmic rays, observations and data analysis using GRAPES-3 observatory, radio detection of cosmic rays and ultra high energy neutrinos;
  • Cosmology, cosmic microwave background radiation, dipole anisotropy in the Universe in radio surveys and theoretical interpretation of the observed dipole;
  • Astrometry using Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI)
Recent Publications
  1. A minimal space interferometer configuration for imaging at low radio frequencies
    Jaini, A., Deshpande, A. A., and Bitragunta, S. 2021, PASA, 38, e040.
  2. A Comparison of Multi-Phase Magnetic Field Tracers in a High-Galactic Latitude Region of the Filamentary Interstellar Medium
    Campbell, J. L., SE Clark, S. E., Gaensler, B. M., Marchal, A., Van Eck, C. L., Deshpande, A. A., George, S. J., Gibson, S. J., Ricci, R., Stil, J. M., Taylor, A. R. 2022, ApJ, 927, 49.
  3. Time-resolved spectroscopy on the heartbeat state of GRS 1915+105 using AstroSat, D. Rawat, R. Misra, P. Jain and J.S. Yadav. Published in: Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc. 511  (2022) 2
  4. Superhorizon Perturbations: A Possible Explanation of the Hubble–Lemaître Tension and the Large-scale Anisotropy of the Universe, P. Tiwari, R. Kothari and P. Jain, Astrophys. J. Lett. 924 (2022) 2, L36
  5. Explaining excess dipole in NVSS data using superhorizon perturbation, K. K. Das, K. Sankharva, P. Jain, JCAP 07 (2021) 035
  6. Testing evolution of LFQPOs with mass accretion rate in GRS 1915+105 with Insight-HXMT, H. Liu, L. Ji, C. Bambi, P. Jain, R. Misra et al., Astrophys. J. 909 (2021) 1, 63
  7. General Treatment of Reflection of Spherical Electromagnetic Waves from a Spherical Surface and its Implications for the ANITA Anomalous Polarity Events, P. Dasgupta and P. Jain, Astroparticle Physics 128 (2021) 102530
  8. Granular flow on a rotating and gravitating elliptical body 2021, K Gaurav, D Banik, I Sharma, P Dutt, Journal of Fluid Mechanics 916, A40:1-40, 2019.
  9. Structural integrity of rubble asteroidal satellites, I Sharma, Icarus 319, 770-784
  10. Rings of non-spherical, axisymmetric bodies, A Gupta, S Nadkarni-Ghosh, I Sharma, Icarus 299, 97-116, 2018.