Bidya Binay Karak

Jack Eddy Fellows, NASA LWS & UCAR VSP

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I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at High Altitude Observatory, USA. I belong to the NASA Living With a Star Jack Eddy Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, administered by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. Previously I was a research fellow at NORDITA, Stockholm for two years from September 2013. It was my first postdoc after I completed my PhD from IISc, Bangalore. In Nordita, I worked on various dynamo simulations using Pencil Code with Prof. Axel Brandenburg. Overall, it was a successful position and I thank everyone in Nordita for making my life enjoyable.


High Altitude Observatory
3080 Center Green Drive, Boulder, CO 80301, USA
Telephone Numbers: +1 303 497 1591

Email: bbkarak-AT-nordita/org
Alternative email: bidyakarak-AT-gmail/com
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Educational Qualification:

PhD, Dept. of Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (Aug. 2013; thesis)
M.S., Dept. of Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (Sept. 2009)
B.Sc., Physics, Bankura Christian College, University of Burdwan, Bankura, West Bengal (Aug. 2006).

Here is my complete CV.

Research Interests:

Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) and its application in Sun and other stars, Astrophysical Fluids, Turbulence, and Convection, Dynamo Theory, Astrophysical Magnetic Fields, Sunspot and Solar Cycle, Nonlinear and Chaotic behaviours of Astrophysical Objects, Waves and Oscillations in Solar Corona.

A recent review: "Flux Transport Dynamos: From Kinematics to Dynamics.

Research publications: International Journals and Conference proceedings (ADS), Google Scholar

See my PhD thesis on "Theoretical study of the solar magnetic cycle and its irregularities"

Recent achievements/awards:
Asia-Pacific Solar Physics Meeting (APSPM) Best Paper Award 2015
Thomas Metcalf Lecturer and SPD Travel Award - American Astronomical Society (AAS) Solar Physics Division (SPD) 2015
Jack Eddy Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2015-2017
Justice Oak best thesis award for 2013 from Astronomical Society of India (ASI)
and Kumari L A Meera Memorial Medal for the best thesis in Theoretical Physics, Indian Institute of Science.
Our paper has been selected as "Editors' suggestion" in Physical Review Letters, and also highlighted in "Physics"

Recent talks and posters: Click here

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