Welcome to ICC

The ICC has been initiated with the purpose of conducting frontier level research on the nature and structure of the universe. There have been path breaking development on our knowledge of cosmos in the past decades and exciting new horizons are emerging. The ICC which was inaugurated in 2018 plans to contribute in a big way in these exciting developments. Thus fostering a vibrant research culture within a university environment.

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Research Areas

ICC is formed to encourage active research in various areas in astrophysics and cosmology. Some of the areas under active investigation currently include:

Gravitational collapse and space-time singularity

Gravitational collapse and space-time singularity

The final fate of gravitational collapse is one of the most debatable and unsolved problems in the theory of gravity. Current research in ICC includes the topics on the Cauchy problem in gravitational collapse, Quantum gravity near a naked singularity etc.

Small scale structure formation

Small scale structure formation

How the small scale structures in our universe was evolved from the primordial density perturbations, is one of the important topics in cosmology and astrophysics. Importance of dark-matter collapse in small scale structure formation is one of the current research topics in ICC.

Gravitational waves

Gravitational waves

Gravitational waves is one of the most important and hot topics of today’s observational astrophysics and cosmology. Presently, we are planning to build a LIGO-prototype which is at the very initial stage.

Stability of space-time under linear perturbations

Stability of space-time under linear perturbations

Einstein field equations in General Relativity can give us different solutions with different symmetry properties and constrains, but it is sometimes theoretically challenging to check the linear stability of those space-times. Different aspects of stability in GR is one of the current research projects in ICC.

Gravitational lensing and shadows

Gravitational lensing and shadows

Gravitational lensing and shadows is one of the most important observational phenomena in astrophysics and Cosmology. Gravitational lensing is important for the information about the dark-matter and baryonic matter distribution in our universe. Gravitational lensing and shadow can give us information on the causal structure of the center of our galaxy. This is also a current research topic in ICC.

Pulsar

Pulsar

Pulse rate of a pulsing neutron star changes when it gets close to a black-hole and a naked singularity. Therefore, it is also a very important astrophysical phenomena by which one can get information about the causal structure of the center of a galaxy. Behaviour of neutron star in extreme curvature region is one of the ongoing research projects in ICC.

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Members currently working at ICC include, Pankaj S. Joshi(Founder Director), Dipanjan Dey (Post Doctoral Fellow), Parth Bambhaniya(PhD student), Rucha Desai(Lecturer ), Trushit Upadhyay(Electronic Engineer) and several other faculty member from various Department of University, Such as the space center and various Engineering Departments take part in discussion and seminar at ICC. Students and researches from other centres as well as Institutes of national repute are regular visits at ICC.

Career & Opportunities

If working in cosmology research that makes a global impact sounds exciting to you then ICC is the place for you. ICC has openings at various levels, such as regular faculty position, post doctoral position and phd studies. Visiting faculty positions at ICC are available to experience researcher.

 

Please send your CV to icc@charusat.ac.in

 

 

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