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Dr. Gurudatt Gaur

Dean (Academics)
& Assistant Professor

Contact No.:- +91–79 30514221
Email:- gurudatt.gaur@iar.ac.in

Professional & Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D.: Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar (2013)
  • Post Graduation: MSc Physics, Aligarh Muslim University (2005)
  • Graduation: BSc (Hons) Physics, Aligarh Muslim University (2003)
  • Work Experience: More than 5 years
  • Postdoctoral fellow at IPR, Gandhinagar (July 2013 – October 2015)
  • Assistant Professor at IAR, Gandhinagar (October 2015 – till date)

Current Research interest and area working on

  • Gravitational Wave Astronomy: Detection and parameter estimation of gravitational wave signals from compact binary coalescences
  • Theoretical Plasma Physics: Instabilities in plasmas
  • Numerical Methods in Physics
  • Higher Education in India

Latest Publications

  • Gaur, Gurudatt as part of LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration (B. P. Abbott et al.), “Observation of gravitational waves from a binary black hole merger” Published in Physical review letters 116, 061102 (2016)
  • Gaur, Gurudatt, and Predhiman K. Kaw, “Tearing and surface preserving electron magnetohydrodynamic modes in a current layer.” Published in Physics of Plasmas 23, 032106 (2016)
  • Gaur, Gurudatt as part of LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration (B.P. Aboott et al.,), GW170817: Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Neutron Star Inspiral Published in Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 161101 (2017)

Awards & Achievements

  • Visiting Associate at Inter University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune, India.
  • 2016 Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for the observation of gravitational waves.
  • Invited to be on Jury in National Student Research Convention – Anveshan 2019.

Additional Information

  • Coordinator of IUCAA Center for Astronomy Research and Development (ICARD) at IAR.
  • Referee of Physics of Plasmas (peer-review journal).
  • Convener of the Conference on Recent Trends in Physical Sciences (CRPPS – 2016).
  • Member: Board of Studies, Academic Council.
  • Organizer of public lecture series in physics at IAR.
  • Member of
    • IndIGO-LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC)
    • Indian Initiative in Gravitational Wave Observations (IndIGO) Consortium
    • Association of Asia Pacific physical Societies – Division of Plasma Physics (AAPPS – DPP)
    • Plasma Science Society of India (PSSI)

Courses Taught at UG / PG / Ph.D.

  • PG
    • Classical Mechanics
    • Statistical Mechanics
    • Computational Physics Laboratory – I
    • Computational Physics Laboratory – II
  • UG
    • Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
    • Elements of Modern Physics
    • Classical Mechanics
    • General Physics
    • Engineering Mechanics

Important Links to Follow

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