Arun Mangalam is currently a Senior Professor at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore. Arun does research in theoretical astrophysics: gravitational dynamics, relativistic astrophysics, gas dynamics and magnetic fields. His interests include relativistic, high energy, stellar dynamical and hydromagnetic processes concerning black hole systems, galaxies, cosmology and solar plasma. He also teaches undergraduate and graduate physics and astrophysics courses.
- Magnetohydrodynamical Generation and Acceleration Aspects of Astrophysical Accretion Systems
- Professor Paul J. Wiita
- This thesis explored dynamo generated magnetic field driving an MHD jet from an accretion disk
- Indian Institute of Astrophysics: Bangalore, Karnataka 1999-08-15 to present | Senior Professor (Theory)
- Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics: Pune, Maharashtra 1997-08-15 to 1999-08-15 | Postdoctoral Fellow
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Urbana, IL 1994-08-01 to 1997-06-01 | Research Associate (Physics)
Education and qualifications :
- Georgia State University: Atlanta, GA 1990-09-01 to 1994-09-01 | PhD (Physics & Astronomy)
- Indian Institute of Technology Bombay: Mumbai, MH 1985-06-01 to 1989-06-01 | B. Tech (Engg. Physics)
Semester-long Graduate Courses :
I have taught courses at IIA, IISc (JAP), IUCAA, JN Planetarium (REAP), CMMACS, & Pondicherry University.
- 1. Stellar Structure and Evolution : August–December 2000 2. High Energy Astrophysics : January–April 2006, January – April 2007. 3. Astrophysical Concepts : August 2007, December 2008, September 2009, August 2010, August 2011. 4. Fluid Mechanics and Plasma Physics : August –December 08, August -December 2019, August -January 2021 5. Statistical Physics : February –April 2009, February –June 2010, September–October 2012. 7. Classical Mechanics : September –December 2010, September – December 2011. 7. General Relativity & Cosmology : January–April 2005, February –June 2010, February –June 2011., January–April 2017 8. Numerical & Statistical Techniques : April –May 2010, April –May 2011, March –April 2015. 9. Radiative Processes : August – December 2015.
Semester-long Undergraduate Courses :
- 10. Mathematical Physics : September 2005–March 2006, September 2007-March 2008. 11. Classical Mechanics : December 2006–March 2007., August 2011–March 12, August 2017 - February 2018 12. Electrodynamics : December 2009–March 2010, August 2012–March 2013 13. Quantum Mechanics: August 2019–March 2020, August 2020–March 2021
MSc Thesis students :
Amruth B. R (BTech., BITS, Pilani); Nesar S. R. (BITS Pilani, Goa Campus). Le'na Arthur (ENSTA, Paris)
B. S. Thesis students:
Shashank Dattathri (IISc); B. J. Arav (IISc)
Post-doctoral fellows :
- 2011 –2012 Rajesh Gopal (PhD from RRI): Cosmology
- 2016 –2019 Kanhaiya Pandey (PhD from RRI): Cosmology
- 2018 Bari Maqbool (PhD from University of Kashmir): Accretion Physics
PhD students :
- 2014 PhD Thesis of Prashanth Mohan on the topic of Spin and mass of black holes and their observational signatures since August 2009. Completed April 2014.
- 2015 Avijeet Prasad on topic of Force free fields and Magnetic Helicity towards PhD Thesis project under IIA-IGNOU I-PhD programme. Supervised his Master’s Thesis on Helicity constraints on Dynamo in 2010, completed PhD. March 2015.
- 2018 T. Mageshwaran on the topic of Physics of tidal disruption events by black holes, since 2013; completed July 2018.
- 2020 Samrat Sen on the topic of Twisted magnetic configurations in Sun, PhD completed August 2020.
- 2020 Dipanweeta Bhattacharyya on the topic of Evolution of black holes and the M • − σ relation, PhD completed October 2020.
- 2021 Prerna Rana on the topic of Relativistic Dynamics in Black hole systems, PhD completed January 2021.
- IIA scientists model to redraw co-evolution of the black hole and galaxy and stellar capture scenarios.
- Quasar jets silenced by abortions in space.
- Planetarium reaps pure science returns.
- Bangalore scientists mourn as a star goes out. Dt: March 15, 2018
- New model by IIA to help chalk out black hole archaeology.Dt: June 17, 2020
- How Archives in Bangalore Tell Stories about Science. Dt: 20 June, 2020
- New model probes how black holes rip apart stars Dt: 16th August, 2020
- A geometric model can map plasma motion around rotating black holes Dt: 14th December, 2020
- Indian Institute of Astrophysics, 2nd Block, Koramangala, Bangalore - 560034. India
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