Dr. Ankush Pathania
Assistant Professor

Designation:

Assistant Professor

Specialization:

Numerical Astrophysics (Stellar Structures and Oscillations)

Email:

apathania@thapar.edu

Contact No.: +91 9417187801

Biography

Dr Ankush Pathania is working as an Assistant Professor in the School of Mathematics, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala. He received his Master’s degree in Mathematics (MSc) from Guru Nank Dev University, Amritsar in 2004 and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Applied Mathematics from School of Mathematics and Computer Applications (SMCA), Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala in 2010. He has been teaching undergraduate and postgraduate mathematics courses for more than 7 years at Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala. He has published 9 SCI research papers and has 1 ongoing major research project. Dr Pathania has guided 1 Master’s student and currently 1 PhD student is working with him.

Research Projects

  1. Title of the Project: Mathematical Modeling of Equilibrium Structures and Oscillations of Rotating Stars in Binary Systems using Modified Roche Equipotential.
  2. Year Awarded: 2017
  3. Duration: Three years
  4. Funding Agency: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi
  5. Project Cost: Rs 16, 96, 000 /-
  6. Role: Co-Investigator

Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies

  1. Life member of the Astronomical Society of India.

Publications and other Research Outputs

SCI 09, Non-SCI 00

S.No. Author(s) Year of Publication Title of Paper Name of the Journal,volume/page numbers, Name of the Publisher
1. Pathania, A and Medupe, T 2014 Dimensions and equilibrium structures of the primary components of the nonsynchronous binary systems New Astronomy (NA), 26, 1-11 Elsevier
2. Pathania, A, Lal, A K and Mohan, C 2013 On the use of Roche equipotentials in analyzing the problems of binary and rotating stars Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy (JOAA), 34, 69- 73 Springer
3. Lal, A K, Kumar, T and Pathania, A 2013 Eigenfrequencies of rotationally and tidally distorted white dwarf models of stars Astrophysics and Space Science (Ap&SS), 345, 155 – 167 Springer
4. Pathania, A, Lal, A K, Mohan, C and Medupe, T 2012 Kippenhahn and Thomas Averaging method for the structures of rotating stars Bulletin of the Astronomical Society of India (BASI), 40, 41 – 50 Astronomical Society of India (ASI)
5. Pathania, A and Medupe, T 2012 Radius of the Roche equipotential surfaces Astrophysics and Space Science (Ap&SS), 338, 127 – 145 Springer
6. Pathania, A, Lal, A K and Mohan, C 2012 Structures and oscillations of rotationally and tidally distorted stars in binary systems in the presence of Coriolis force Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences (PRSA), 468 (2138), 448 – 466 Royal Society Publishing, London
7. Lal, A K, Pathania, A, Bhalla, A and Mohan, C 2009 Eigenfrequencies of small adiabatic barotropic modes of oscillations of differentially rotating polytropic models of stars obeying a generalized law of differential rotation Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, 42, 485215 IOP Science
8. Lal, A K, Pathania, A and Mohan, C 2009 Effect of Coriolis force on the shapes of rotating stars and stars in binary systems Astrophysics and Space Science (Ap&SS), 319, 45 – 53 Springer
9. Lal, A K, Pathania, A and Mohan, C 2008 Effect of Coriolis force on the equilibrium structures of rotating stars and stars in binary systems Astrophysics and Space Science (Ap&SS), 315, 157 – 165 Springer

Awards and Honours

  • Award (under Performance Award Scheme at Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology) for excellence in teaching from July 2013 to Dec 2014.
  • Award (under Performance Award Scheme at Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology) for excellence in teaching and research for the session July 2012 to June 2013.
  • Post-Doctoral fellowship in the Department of Physics and Electronics, North-West University, Mafikeng, South Africa for One year (Dec, 2010 – Nov, 2011).

Description of Research Interests

  1. Stellar Structures
  2. Stellar Oscillations
  3. Numerical Analysis