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Dinesh Kumar Srivastava
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Variable  Energy  Cyclotron  Centre,
1/AF Bidhan Nagar,
Kolkata 700 064, INDIA

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Dinesh Kumar Srivastava

Present position

> Raja Ramanna Fellow


Earlier positions held

> Director & Distinguished Scientist, Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (2012 - 2016)

> Senior Professor, Homi Bhabha National Institute (deemed University)

> Scientific Officer, Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (1979-2016)

> Visiting Scientist, Kernforschungszentrum, Karlsruhe, Germany (1983-1985)

> Scientific Officer, Variable Energy Cyclotron Project, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai (1971-1978)

Visiting Positions of more than three months:

> Kernforschungszentrum, Karlsruhe, Germany 1988.

> Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, USA, 1991.

> University of Minnesota, USA, 1992.

> McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 1993.

> University of Minnesota, USA, 1994.

> Gesellschaft fuer Schwerionenforschung, Darmstadt, Germany, 1995.

> University of Cape Town, South Africa, 1995.

> University of Bielefeld, Germany, 1997.

> Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA, 1998.

> University of Bielefeld, Germany, 1999.

> Duke University, NC, USA, 2002.

> McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 2003.

> University of Cape Town, South Africa 2007.

> Visiting Professor, CEA Saclay, France and McGill University, Canada, 1.11.2007-15.2.2008.

> Visiting Professor, Duke University, USA, November 2010


> Ph. D. (1979) : University of  Bombay, INDIA

(Thesis title: A consistent microscopic approach to optical model potential)

> B. Sc. (1970) : University of Allahabad, INDIA

Research Interests

Present interests:

> Electromagnetic probes of quark gluon plasma (QGP)

> Relativistic hydrodynamics

> Emission of thermal photons and dileptons from QGP

> Production and propagation of charm quarks in QGP

> Transverse flow, formation, thermalization, and chemical equilibration of QGP

> Intensity interferometry of thermal photons

> Signals of QGP

> Hadronization of QGP

> Parton cascade model for relativistic heavy ion collisions

> Passage of jets through quark gluon plasma

> Dilepton tagged jets

> Elliptic flow of electromagnetic radiations

> Equation of state of strongly interacting matter.

> Production and propagation of heavy quarks in quark gluon plasma.

Earlier interests:

 > Break up of light nuclei

> Elastic and inelastic scattering of light ions

> Saturating properties of nuclear forces

> Microscopic optical model potential

Selected Publications

1. Elliptic Flow of Thermal Photons in relativistic nuclear collisions

R. Chatterjee, E. S. Frodermann, U. W. Heinz, and D. K. Srivastava,

Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 202302 (2006)

2. Photon Interferometry of Au+Au collisions at the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider

S. A. Bass, B. Muller, and D. K. Srivastava

Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 162301 (2004)

3. Light from Cascading Partons in Relativistic Heavy Collisions

S. A. Bass, B. Muller, and D. K. Srivastava

Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 082301 (2003)

4. High Energy Photons from Passage of Jets through Qurak Gluon Plasma

R. J. Fries, B. Muller, and D. K. Srivastava

Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 132301 (2003)

5. Single Photons from S+Au Collisions at CERN Super Proton Synchrotron and the Quark-Hadron Phase Transition

 D. K. Srivastava and B. Sinha

 Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 2421 (1993)


To see list of publication from inSPIRE, please click here:

Awards & Fellowships

> Recipient of National Merit Scholarship: 1966-1970

National Recognitions:

> Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, India 2012.

> Fellow, Indian National Science Academy, 2016.

> Elected as President, Indian Physical Society, 2014-

> DAE Group Achievement Award: 2012

> DAE Group Achievement Award: 2013

> Sir C. V. Raman Lecture of DAE BRNS Indian Physics Association for 2014

 > Outstanding Service Award for Nuclear Science Education, Indian Nuclear Society, 2015

> Life-time Achievement Award, Chitkara University, 2012

> Prof. Abdus Salam Memorial Lecture of Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 2016

> Homi Bhabha Lecturer Award of Indian Physics Association and Institute of Physics UK, 2016

  International Recognitions:

> Outstanding Referee Award of American Physical Society, 2009

> Member of Editorial Board of Physical Review C, January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2012

> Member Editorial Board, Pramana- Journal of Physics, January 2015-

> Member Editorial Board, Scientific Reports, (Nature), London, March 2015-

Talks Delivered 

1.“Single Photons from Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions”

Invited Plenary Talk at Quark Matter 2008,

20th International Conference on Ultra-relativistic Nucleus-Nucleus Collisions.

2.Interference of Thermal Photons from Quark and Hadronic Matter”

Invited talk at International Symposium on Modern Nuclear Physics, Ashville, 2010.

3. “Looking for Quark Gluon Plasma at RHIC and LHC”,

Colloquium at National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneswar, 2011.

4. Large Hadron Collider: Discoveries Awaited”,

Colloquium given at Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, March 2011.

5. “Let us do Basic Research”,

Colloquium given at Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, July 2010, under the INSPIRE and Outreach programme.

6. "Let Basic Research Bloom

Talk delivered at Workshop on Frontiers of Nuclear & Particle Physics, Aligarh Muslim University, March 19, 2012

7. Presentation of Director in the 37th Foundation Day of VECC on 16th June, 2014 

Foundation day lecture

8.  "Pursuing Basic Research & Issues of Ethics & Plagiarism"

Physics Group Seminar at VECC, July 2, 2014

9. "Great Teams Achieve Excellence"

Special Evening Lecture, ALICE-India Collaboration meeting at VECC, August 12, 2014

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