Dr. Girjesh R Gupta

Assistant 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
  • 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
  • Solar UV and EUV spectroscopy
  • 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

  • Oct 2018--Present      Assistant Professor      Physical Research Laboratory
  • March 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


  • 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.
  • Qualified National Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE-2005) in Physics with all India rank 13th and percentile 99.61.
  • Qualified National Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST-2005) in Physical Sciences with percentile 97.25.

Recent Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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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