X-RAY AND GAMMA-RAY ASTRONOMY


Present Experimental Programmes:

The first Indian Multi-wavelength Astronomy Satellite ASTROSAT Instruments:

  • Large Area Xenon Proportional Counters (LAXPC)
  • Soft X-ray Telescope (SXT)
  • CZT hard X-ray Imaging Spectroscopy instrument

    The Solar X-ray Spectroscopy mission onboard GSAT-2

    Large Area Scintillation counter Experiment: (LASE)

    Experimental Programmes in the Recent Past:

    Balloon-borne Hard X-ray Astronomy with Xenon filled Multi wire Proportional Counters (XMPC)

    The Indian X-ray Astronomy Experiment (IXAE) on-board the Satellite IRS-P3:

  • The Pointed Proportional Counters (PPC)
  • The X-ray Sky Monitor (XSM)

    Research Programmes in X-ray Astronomy:

  • X-ray Spectroscopy of Stellar Coronae.
  • (Ultra)-soft X-ray Sources.
  • AGNs
  • Galactic Black Hole Candidates
  • Jets, Superluminal Sources and Micro-quasars
  • Binary X-ray Pulsars
  • Rotation Powered Pulsars and Magnetars
  • Neutron Stars in Accreting Binary Systems
  • Accretion disk - jet connection and origin of jets


    Associated Members

    Regular Members:
  • Telephone Office E-mail address (@tifr.res.in) Research Interest
    Sudip Bhattacharyya 2925 CM-31 sudip High-energy astrophysics and X-ray astronomy
    A. R. Rao 2375 CM-13 arrao X-ray Astronomy
    Kulinder Pal Singh 2376/2673 CM-29 singh X-ray Astronomy
    Mayank N. Vahia 2350 A-265 vahia Archaeoastronomy & X-ray Astronomy
    J. S. Yadav 2253 CM-32 jsyadav X-ray Astronomy

    Scientific Staff:
    D. K. Dedhia 2408 CM-12 dedhia
    M. K. Hingar 2522 CM-01 mkhingar
    S. B. Janawlekar 2409 CM-25 sbj
    Nilima S. Kamble 2482 CM-21 nilima
    P. P. Madhwani 2482 CM-21 pankaj
    T. K. Manoj Kumar 2482 CM-21 manoj
    I. R. Mirza 2408 CM-12 irfan
    K. Mukerjee 2252 CM-15 kmukerji
    P. B. Shah 2408 CM-12 pshah
    N. Yadav 2673 A-265 y_nisha

    Technical Staff:
    B. G. Bagade 2265 B-34
    V. B. Kadam 2305 A-268
    J. G. Koyande 2482 CM-21
    A. P. K. Kutty 2265 B-34
    J. V. Parmar 2408 CM-12
    D. P. Pathare 2708 CM-25
    M. H. Patil 2522 CM-01
    D. M. Pawar 2408 CM-12
    V. M. Risbud 2265 B-34

    Research Scholars:
    Rupal Basak 2387/2484 CM-34 rupalb
    Manoneeta Chakraborty 2387/2484 CM-34 manoneeta
    Kiran Lakhchaura (2008-) 2387/2484 CM-34 kiran
    Rupal Basak 2387/2484 CM-34 rupalb