Dr Nitin Yadav
Assistant Professor Grade I (Physics)
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I am interested in studying the propagation of magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) waves in the solar atmosphere and looking into wave-related phenomena there. For that, I perform realistic numerical simulations of various regions of the Sun such as quiet sun, active regions, sunspots etc. and use data analysis techniques to detect wave signatures and their association with observables.

Since August 2022, I am working as an Assistant Professor in the School of Physics at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Thiruvananthapuram. I am also currently the recipient of the DST INSPIRE Faculty Fellowship (2022 - 2027).

Below is the timeline of my research journey so far-


07.2011 - 10.2015 Ph.D. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, India

07.2009 - 06.2011 M. Tech. IIT Delhi, India

07.2007 - 06.2009 M.Sc. Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

07.2004 - 06.2007 B.Sc.Maharaja Ganga Singh University, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India

Research appointments

10.2020 – 08.2022 Postdoc, KU Leuven, Belgium

04.2017 - 09.2020 Postdoc, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Göttingen, Germany

01.2015 - 03.2017 Postdoc, IIT Delhi, India

Research interests

  • Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD): Theory and simulations
  • Solar atmosphere and radiative transfer
  • Waves and mode transformation processes
  • Solar plasma dynamics and heating
  • Space plasma physics: Magnetic reconnection and energetic event