Somnath Bharadwaj

Somnath Bharadwaj
Born (1964-10-28) 28 October 1964 (age 55)
NationalityIndian Flag of India.svg
Alma materSt. Xavier's School
St. James' School
Indian Institute of Technology
Indian Institute of Science & Raman Research Institute
Scientific career
InstitutionsHarish-Chandra Research Institute
Indian Institute of Technology & Centre for Theoretical Studies
Doctoral advisorRajaram Nityananda

Somnath Bharadwaj (born 28 October 1964) is an Indian theoretical physicist who works on Theoretical Astrophysics and Cosmology.

Bharadwaj was born in India, studied at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, and later received his PhD from the Indian Institute of Science. After having worked at the Harish-Chandra Research Institute, he is now a professor at IIT Kharagpur. He has made significant contributions to the dynamics of large-scale structure[1] formation.

In 2003, he was selected to be one of the professors from IIT whose class room lectures would be broadcast in the Eklavya Technology Channel.[2] [3] [4]

Bharadwaj was an invited speakers on Galaxy Formation at the prestigious Indo-US Frontier of Science symposium which was organized by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 2005.[5] [6]

He is currently in the Editorial Board of the Journal of Astrophysics & Astronomy published by the Indian Academy of Sciences.[7]


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