Home Page of Prof. Shobhit Mahajan

Prof. Shobhit Mahajan

Department of Physics & Astrophysics
University of Delhi
Delhi 110007.

shobhit.mahajan@gmail.com
sm@physics.du.ac.in

Homepage: people.du.ac.in/~sm/

Curriculum Vita

List of Publications

Newspaper articles etc.

 

Textbooks:

Electricity, Magnetism & Electromagnetic Theory

Concepts of Modern Physics

Research & Teaching

Though I started my Ph.D. in particle physics, I got interested in the newly emerging area of astroparticle physics. I have explored phase transitions in the early universe, inflation in supergravity models and baryogenesis in various papers written with many co-workers. Some years ago, I got interested in the area of gravitational lensing and how it could be used to provide some constraints on cosmological parameters. I have also been, together with some colleagues exploring the area of a viable coasting cosmology as also Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation. Exploring the various models of dark energy in the universe is another area of interest. Currently, we are using various statistical techniques and observational data to constrain cosmological parameters and dark energy models. Apart from cosmology and particle physics, I have also dabbled in traffic simulation, biological networks and modelling antibiotic resistance using tools like Monte Carlo simulations and artificial neural networks.

Over the years I have taught many courses at the undergraduate & postgraduate level. These include Mathematical Physics, Modern Physics, Electrodynamics, Radiation Theory, Astrophysics, Computational Physics, Numerical Analysis & C-Programming, and Nuclear Physics Laboratory etc. I have authored Manuals on Numerical Analysis & C programming, Nuclear Physics Laboratory , Data Analysis and Markov Chain Monte Carlo etc. for use by students. Notes on Astronomy & Astrophysics and on Electromagnetic Theory & Electrodynamics.

Other Interests

I have been writing in many newspapers and magazines on a variety of issues. I have also been a regular contributor to several magazines including Down To Earth, Chatterbox, The Book Review etc.

I have written more than a dozen books for young adults which have been published by Scholastic Inc. Amongst my other books, From Bugs to Blackholes has been published by Penguin Books. The Story of Technology and The Story of Science have been published by Ulman. Have also translated several books from English to Hindi for Pratham.

I have contributed the chapter on Science & Mathematics Teaching for the Routledge Handbook of Education in India . I have also contributed to two edited volumes- The University Unthought: Notes for a Future, and The Idea of a University.

I have been associated with several Voluntary Agencies in various capacities. These include CENDIT, Dr. Arvind N. Das Foundation, Sampradayikta Virodhi Andolan & Om Charitable Trust.