Dr. Girjesh R Gupta

Associate Professor
Udaipur Solar Observatory
Physical Research Laboratory
Dept. of Space, Govt. of India
E-mail: girjesh AT
Telephone: +91-294-2457218

Research Interests

  • Heating of solar corona and transition region
  • Solar UV and EUV spectroscopy
  • Propagation and dissipation of MHD waves in the solar atmosphere
  • Small-scale transients in the solar atmosphere
  • Dynamics of solar chromosphere, transition region and corona
  • Imaging and spectroscopic instrumentations

Academic Qualifications

  • 2011     Ph.D. (Physics)     I.I.A., Bangalore under Joint Astronomy Program (JAP), I.I.Sc., Bangalore
  • 2005     M.Sc. (Physics)     Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai
  • 2003     B.Sc. (Physics)     University of Mumbai, Mumbai
  • 2000     H.S.C. (Science)   Maharashtra State Board, Mumbai

Professional Experience

  • Jan 2024--Present      Associate Professor      Physical Research Laboratory
  • Oct 2018--Dec 2023      Assistant Professor      Physical Research Laboratory
  • Apr 2018--Sept 2018     Rutherford Fellow        University of Cambridge
  • Sept 2013--March 2018    DST-INSPIRE Faculty      IUCAA, Pune
  • Aug 2011--Aug 2013      Post-Doctoral Fellow       MPS, Goettingen

Awards, Fellowships, and Grants

  • Awarded Rutherford Fellowship 2018 tenable at the University of Cambridge by Commonwealth Scholarship Commission for 23 months.
  • Awarded the Parvez Guzdar Young Scientist Award 2017 instituted by the Institute for Plasma Research (IPR), Bhat, Gandhinagar.
  • Awarded the Justice Oak Best Thesis Award for the year 2011 by Astronomical Society of India (ASI) at 32nd meeting of ASI, 20--22 March, 2014, IISER, Mohali.
  • Awarded INSPIRE Faculty Fellowship by Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India, 2013 (Session-I).
  • Awarded best poster presentation in 'From the Heliosphere into the Sun' conference, 2012, Physikzentrum, Bad Honnef, Germany.
  • Awarded best poster presentation in the meeting of Astronomical Society of India-2009.
  • Awarded Junior Research Fellowship (NET-JRF Dec-2004) conducted by Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), India.
  • INSPIRE Research Grant: Dept. of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India, Amount: INR 35 Lakh, 2013--2018.
  • ESA travel grant to attend Hinode-12 meeting 2018, IAU travel grant 2016, Hinode travel grant to attend Hinode-10 meeting 2016, COSPAR travel grant 2010.

Recent Publications

  1. Effect of area divergence and frequency on damping of slow magnetoacoustic waves propagating along umbral fan loops
    Rawat, Ananya, Gupta, Girjesh, 2024, MNRAS, under revision
  2. Exploring magnetic coupling of solar atmosphere through frequency modulations of 3-min slow magnetoacoustic waves
    Rawat, Ananya, Gupta, Girjesh, 2023, Bull. Soc. R. Sci. Liege, In press, arXiv:2309.02398
  3. Exploring source region of 3-min slow magnetoacoustic waves observed in coronal fan loops rooted in sunspot umbra
    Rawat, Ananya, Gupta, Girjesh, 2023, MNRAS, 525, 4815, arXiv:2308.03490
  4. Spectroscopic and imaging observations of transient hot and cool loops by IRIS and SDO
    Gupta, Girjesh, Nayak, Sushree, 2022, MNRAS, 512, 3149, arXiv:2203.03529
  5. Hinode EIS line widths in the quiet corona up to 1.5 Rsun
    Del Zanna, G., Gupta, G. R., Mason, H. E., 2019, A&A, 631, 163, arXiv:1905.09783
  6. Exploring the damping of Alfvén waves along a long off-limb coronal loop, up to 1.4 Rsun
    Gupta, G. R., Del Zanna, G., Mason, H. E., 2019, A&A, 627, 62, arXiv:1905.08194
  7. Observation and Modeling of Chromospheric Evaporation in a Coronal Loop Related to Active Region Transient Brightening
    Gupta, G. R., Sarkar, A., Tripathi, D., 2018, ApJ, 857, 137, arXiv:1803.11172
  8. Direct observations of different sunspot waves influenced by umbral flashes
    Sharma, A., Gupta, G. R., Tripathi, D., Kashyap, V., Pathak, A., 2017, ApJ, 850, 206, arXiv:1710.08438
  9. Spectroscopic evidence of Alfvén wave damping in the off-limb solar corona
    Gupta, G. R., 2017, ApJ, 836, 4, arXiv:1612.09551

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