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Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata

Experimental Nuclear Physics

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Tilak Kumar Ghosh
Official Address

Physics Group,
Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre,
1/AF, Bidhannagar, Kolkata -700 064,
INDIA

 
e-mail: tilak[at]vecc.gov.in
Phone:+91-33-23182309 (O)
Fax:   +91-33-23346871
 
 

Tilak Kumar Ghosh

Present position

> Scientific Officer (F)

> Dean (Students' Affairs) : VECC-Homi Bhabha National Institute

Earlier positions held

> Research Fellow, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, INDIA, 1999-2005

> K.S. Krishnan Research Associate, Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, INDIA, 2006-2007

> Visiting Scientist, National Superconducting Cyclotron Lab, Michigan State University, USA, 2009-2010

Education

> PhD (2006) : University of  Jadavpur, INDIA

(Thesis title: Study of heavy ion induced fission fragment angular and mass distribution at near and sub-coulomb barrier energies)       (download)

> Post M.Sc. (1999) : Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, INDIA

> M.Sc. (1997): Burdwan University, West Bengal, India

Research Interests

> Instrumentation and detector development

> Nuclear reaction and dynamics studies with intermediate energy beam

> Heavy ion induced fission studies at near barrier energies 

> Fusion fission and Quasi-fission for heavy and super heavy elements

> Neutron spectroscopic factors from transfer reactions with radioactive ion beam

Selected Publications

1. Evidence of microscopic effects in fragment mass distribution in heavy ion induced fusion-fission reactions

T. K. Ghosh, S. Pal, K.S. Golda and P. Bhattacharya

Phys. Lett. B. 627, 26 (2005)

2. Sharp change over from compound nuclear fission to quasi fission

T. K. Ghosh, K. Banerjee, C. Bhattacharya, S. Bhattacharya, S. Kundu, P. Mali, J. K. Meena, G. Mukherjee, S. Mukhopadhyay, T. K. Rana, P. Bhattacharya and K.S. Golda

Phys. Rev. C 79, 054607 (2009)

3. No influence of a N = 126 neutron-shell closure in fission-fragment mass distributions

A. Chaudhuri, T. K. Ghosh, K. Banerjee, S. Bhattacharya, Jhilam Sadhukhan, S. Kundu, C. Bhattacharya, J. K. Meena, G. Mukherjee, A. K. Saha, Md. A. Asgar, A. Dey, S. Manna, R. Pandey, T. K. Rana, P. Roy, T. Roy, V. Srivastava et al

Phys. Rev. C 92, 041601  (2015) (Rapid Communications)

4. Fission dynamics study in  243Am and 254Fm 

K. Banerjee, T. K. Ghosh, P. Roy, S. Bhattacharya, A. Chaudhuri, C. Bhattacharya, R. Pandey, S. Kundu, G. Mukherjee, T.K. Rana, J. K. Meena, G. Mahanto, R. Dubey, N. Saneesh, P. Sugathan, R. Guin, S. Das and  P. Bhattacharya

Phys. Rev. C 93, 064602 (2016)

5. Fission fragment mass distributions from  210Po and 213At 

A. Sen, T. K. Ghosh,  S. Bhattacharya, K  Banerjee, C. Bhattacharya,  S. Kundu,  G. Mukherjee, A. Asgar, A. Dey, A. Dhal, Md. Moin Shaikh, J.K. Meena, S. Manna, R. Panday, T.K. Rana, P.Roy, T. Roy, V. Srivastava and P. Bhattacharya

Phys. Rev. C 96, 064609 (2017)

Awards & Fellowships
  • 1998: Qualified National Eligibility Test (CSIR-NET) 

  • 2005: Best thesis award by the Indian Physics Association

  • 2006: K.S. Krishnan Research Associateship Award by the Dept. of Atomic Energy, Govt of India

  • 2008:  Young Scientist Award by the Dept. of Atomic Energy, Govt of India

Talks Delivered 
(Selected)

1. Title: Gas detectors and their relevance in fission studies

"Quest abound with radiation around": Faculty Development Program, Central University of Jharkhand

December 8, 2020, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi, INDIA

Invited talk (online)

2. Title: Study of shell effects and quasi-fission of heavy and super heavy elements

Centenary celebration conference on nuclear structure and nuclear reaction

March 3, 2020, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, INDIA

Invited talk

3. Title: Exploring fission dynamics of heavy and super heavy elements

International Conference on New Frontiers in Nuclear Physics

October 15, 2019, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, INDIA

Invited talk

4. Title: Detector activities in Nuclear Physics at VECC

Asian Forum for Accelerators and Detectors (AFAD-2019)

February 15, 2019, Inter University Accelerator Centre, New Delhi, INDIA

Invited talk

5. Title: In the fission valleys of HE and SHE

The fourth International Conference on Application of RadiotraCers and Energetic Beams in Sciences (ARCEBS-2018)

November 13, 2018, Ffort Raichak, INDIA

Invited talk

6. Title: Shell effects and fission dynamics of HE and SHE

International Conference on Nuclear, Particle and Accelerator Physics (ICNPAP 2018) 

October 24, 2018, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi, INDIA

Invited talk

7. Title: Day one physics experiment at FRENA

One day meeting on “Physics With FRENA”

August 3, 2018, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, INDIA

Presented talk

8. Title: Exploring fission valleys

Theme meeting on “New Horizons in Heavy-ion induced Fission and Nuclear Data Applications”

June 22, 2018, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, INDIA

Invited talk

9. Title: Search for high energy gamma rays in nuclear fission

(First National Level Collaboration Meeting on Dark Matter search Experiment at Jaduguda Underground Science Laboratory)

April 12, 2018, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, INDIA

Invited talk

10. Title: Fusion fission and quasi-fission of HE and SHE

(Dynamics of nuclear fusion and fission process: A discussion meeting)

February 21, 2018, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, INDIA

Invited talk

11. Title: Detectors for Nuclear Physics

(Bose Institute Centenary Celebration, National conference  on advanced detectors on nuclear, high energy and astro-particle physics)

February 15, 2017, Bose Institute, Kolkata, INDIA

Invited talk

12. Title: Trekking through the fusion meadows and fission valleys

(DAE symposium on nuclear physics)

December 06, 2016, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, INDIA

Invited talk

13. Title: Quasi-fission and fusion fission process

(Workshop on recent trends in nuclear physics)

September 15, 2015, Inter University Acclerator Centre, New Delhi, INDIA

Invited talk

14. Title: Fusion fission dynamics study using mass distribution as a probe

(International conference on 75 Years of Nuclear Fission: Present Status and future perspectives )

May 8, 2014, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, INDIA

Invited talk

15. Title: Opportunities and facilities to study nuclear reaction dynamics at VECC

(Awareness workshop on research opportunities using VECC facilities)

June 28, 2013, Sri Satya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Prashanti Nilayam, INDIA

Invited talk

16. Title: Probing magicity in nuclei

(First Indo-US Research Fellowship conclave)

March 13, 2013, J.W. Marriott Hotel, Pune, INDIA

Invited talk

17. Title: Fusion-Fission Studies in Kolkata 

(International Workshop on Future Plan with Radioactive Ion Beam 2012 ) 

April 16, 2012, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, INDIA 

Invited talk

18. Title: Quasi-fission near the Coulomb barrier energy 

(DAE Symposium on Nuclear Physics 2011 ) 

December 26, 2011, Andhra University, Viskhapatnam, INDIA 

Invited talk

19. Title: Quasi-fission and status of super heavy element 

(Theme Meeting on Nucleus Nucleus Collision Around Fermi Energy [NNCAFE 2010] ) 

December 16, 2010, VECC, Kolkata, INDIA 

Invited talk

20. Title: Study of fusion fission and quasi-fission near Coulomb barrier 

September 23, 2009, NSCL, Michigan State University, USA 

Seminar

21. Title: Change over from compound nuclear fission to quasi-fission 

May 19, 2009, GANIL, Caen, FRANCE 

Seminar 

22. Title: Sharp change over from compound nuclear fission to quasi-fission 

(4th International Workshop on Nuclear Fission and Fission Product Spectroscopy) 

May 14, 2009, Cadarache,  FRANCE 

Presented talk

 23. Title: Study of fission dynamics in heavy ion-induced reactions 

(6th Summer School on exotic beam physics) 

August 9, 2007, NSCL, Michigan State University, USA 

Presented talk

24.Title: Study of fusion fission dynamics near the coulomb barrier energies 

March 13, 2007, VECC, Kolkata, INDIA 

Seminar

25. Title: Fission fragment angular and mass distribution studies at near and sub-coulomb barrier energies  

January 17, 2006, GSI, Darmstadt, GERMANY

Invited talk

26. Title: Study of heavy ion induced fission fragment angular and mass distribution at near and sub-coulomb barrier energies

December 15, 2005, BARC, Mumbai, INDIA

Best Thesis Presentation Award at DAE symposium on Nuclear Physics

27. Title: Microscopic effects in fragment mass distributions in heavy ion induced fission reactions

July 23, 2005, NSCL, Michigan State University, USA

Seminar

28. Title: Evidence of microscopic effects in fragment mass distributions in heavy ion induced fission reactions

July 21, 2005, Argonne National Laboratory, USA

Seminar

29. Title: First observation of quasi-fission in reaction 20Ne + 232Th

March 22, 2005, Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata, INDIA

Seminar

30. Title: Study of mass distributions for the systems 16O, 12C + 232Th

(Accelerator User Presentation)

April 12, 2004, Nuclear Science Centre, New Delhi, INDIA

Presented talk

31. Title: Mass distribution study of 16O + 209Bi

(DAE-BRNS Symposium on Nuclear Physics)

December, 2002, Tirunelvelli, INDIA

Presented talk

32. Title: Mass and angular distribution study for the systems 19F + 209Bi, 232Th

(Accelerator User Presentation)

September 17, 2002, Nuclear Science Centre, New Delhi, INDIA

Presented talk

33. Title: Study of mass and angular distribution in heavy ion induced reaction

(Thesis proposal presentation; Accelerator User Committee Workshop)

July 6-7, 2001, Nuclear Science Centre, New Delhi, INDIA

Presented talk

34. Title: Research and development work at SINP for ALICE

(Third SERC School on Experimental High Energy Physics)

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, February 12, 2000, Mumbai, INDIA

Presented talk