Dipankar Banerjee (solar physicist)

Indian solar physicist

Dipankar Banerjee is an Indian solar physicist. He is Professor of Solar Physics at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics 22 (Bangalore)[1] and currently serves as the director of the Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (AIRES).[2]

Education and early career

In 1987, Banerjee completed a Bachelor's Degree at St. Xaviers College, Calcutta in Physics (major), Chemistry and Mathematics. In 1996 he completed his PhD "Magnetohydrodynamic phenomena in the solar atmosphere" at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (Bangalore) with Prof. S.S. Hasan.[3] Via a PPARC fellowship, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Armagh Observatory between 1997 and 2000 on solar atmospheric dynamics using the SOHO spacecraft. This was followed by a Fund for Scientific Research (Flanders) fellowship at the Katholic University of Leuven between 2000 and 2002. In 2004, he returned to the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (Bangalore) and was promoted to Professor in 2016.

Research interests

Banerjee's primary research interest is the dynamics of the solar atmosphere.[4] In particular, he has focussed on the propagation of wavs through the solar chromosphere and corona, including innovations in the technique of atmospheric magnetoseismology.[5] He has also studied space weather and the solar dynamo[6] through long-term observations such as those provided by the 100-year synoptic data from Kodaikanal Observatory.[7]

Awards and honours

  • 1997: PPARC postdoctoral fellowship
  • 2002: Fund for Scientific Research (Flanders) fellowship
  • 2013: Visiting professor (Capita Selecta Lecturer) at Centre for Plasma Astrophysics, K.U. Leuven[8]
  • 2015: Associate Editor for Solar Physics
  • 2016: Co-I of Polarimeter on the PUNCH spacecraft[9]
  • 2017: PI of the Kodaikanal Solar Observatory data archive[10]
  • 2017: Co-I for near-UV imaging instrument (SUIT) on the Aditya-L1 mission[11]
  • 2017: Co-chair of the science working group for the Aditya-1 mission
  • 2020: Editor for Frontiers Stellar and Solar Physics[12]

References

  1. ^ "Home | Dipankar Banerjee". www.iiap.res.in. Retrieved 2022-08-14.
  2. ^ "People | Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences". www.aries.res.in. Retrieved 2022-08-14.
  3. ^ Eureka with Dipankar Banerjee, retrieved 2022-08-14
  4. ^ "Dipankar Banerjee". scholar.google.com. Retrieved 2022-08-14.
  5. ^ Banerjee, D.; Erdélyi, R.; Oliver, R.; O’Shea, E. (2007-11-01). "Present and Future Observing Trends in Atmospheric Magnetoseismology". Solar Physics. 246 (1): 3–29. doi:10.1007/s11207-007-9029-z. ISSN 1573-093X.
  6. ^ Desikan, Shubashree (2019-03-16). "Solar tsunami can trigger the sunspot cycle". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2022-08-14.
  7. ^ Desikan, Shubashree (2017-05-06). "100 years with our closest star, the sun". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2022-08-15.
  8. ^ "Professional Experience | Dipankar Banerjee". www.iiap.res.in. Retrieved 2022-08-14.
  9. ^ "PUNCH: Science Team". punch.space.swri.edu. Retrieved 2022-08-15.
  10. ^ "International Projects | Dipankar Banerjee". www.iiap.res.in. Retrieved 2022-08-15.
  11. ^ Desikan, Shubashree (2017-11-25). "Here comes the sun watcher, India's Aditya-L1". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2022-08-15.
  12. ^ "Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences | Stellar and Solar Physics". Frontiers. Retrieved 2022-08-15.