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Dr. Bikram Phookun

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Personal Details

Name : Bikram Phookun
Designation : Associate Professor
Department affiliation: Physics
Education : B.Sc – Physics (St. Stephen’s College), M.Sc – Physics (Delhi University), PhD – Astronomy (University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA)
Contact Details: A-17, St Stephen’s College, Delhi 110007, India.
Email: bphookun@ststephens.edu

Career Path:

1993-96
Visiting Research Fellow, National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, Pune, Maharashtra, India

1996-present
Member of the Department of Physics, St Stephen’s College, Delhi, India

1999-2000
Visitor (on leave from St Stephen’s College), Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, Karnataka, India


Professional Activities:           

  1. Served on the Academic Committee, Raman Research Institute
  2. Served on the Editorial Board, Resonance (a journal of science education)
  3. Participated in the Indian Physics Olympiad resource-generation camps
  4. Contributed to the NET process
  5. Member, Indian Association of Physics Teachers


Publications: 

  1. Five papers on astronomy in refereed journals between 1992 and 2002
  2. One paper in the proceedings of a conference held in New Mexico in 2000
  3. A few popular-science articles
  4. A few book reviews


List of Publications

In refereed journals

  1. 1992 Phookun, Bikram, Mundy, Lee G, Teuben, Peter J, & Wainscoat, Richard J in The Astrophysical Journal 400 516 NGC 4027 – An Interacting One-armed Spiral Galaxy with a Warped Ring
  2. 1993 Phookun, Bikram, Vogel, Stuart N, & Mundy Lee G in The Astrophysical Journal 418 113 NGC 4254: A Spiral Galaxy with an M = 1 Mode and Infalling Gas
  3. 1995 Phookun, Bikram, & Mundy, Lee G in The Astrophysical Journal 453 154 NGC 4654: A Virgo Cluster Spiral Interacting with the Intracluster Medium
  4. 1998 Phookun B, Anantharamaiah, K R, & Goss, W M in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 295 156 Detection of an H92 Alpha Recombination Line in the Starburst Galaxy NGC 660
  5. 2002 Saikia, D J, Phookun, B, Pedlar, A, & Kohno, K in Astronomy & Astrophysics 383 98 Radio Observations of the Circumnuclear Ring in NGC 6951

In Conference Proceedings

2001 Phookun, B in Gas and Galaxy Evolution, ASP Conference Proceedings Vol 240 edited by John E Hibbard, Michael Rupen, and Jacqueline H van Gorkom San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Kinematical & Morphological Lopsidedness in the HI Distributions of Spiral Galaxies


Popular Articles

  1. Bikram Phookun & Biman Nath Dark Matter – What You See Ain’t What You Got in Resonance September 1999
  2. Bikram Phookun & Biman Nath Dark Matter in the Universe in Resonance October 1999
  3. Bikram Phookun Planetary Orbits as Simple Harmonic Motion in Resonance December 2003
  4. Bikram Phookun The Fear, and the Use, of Mathematics and Physics in Manorama Yearbook 2011


Scientific Book Reviews

  1. Bikram Phookun Einstein – The Life and Times in Resonance March 2000
  2. Bikram Phookun Living in the Nuclear Shadow in The Book Review December 2005
  3. Bikram Phookun The Earth as a Polder in Resonance November 2010
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CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE
SOCIETIES
The self-motivated and ceaseless activities of over two dozen clubs and societies constitute a very important part of College life and offer a large variety of avenues for self expression. For each subject there is a Society that sponsors extra-curricular lectures and discussion and, in general, tries to stimulate interest in the subject. There are many other academic and cultural society and clubs covering wide range of activities, such as debating, dramatics, mountaineering, film and music appreciation, social service, photography and electronics.
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INSTITUTIONAL SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Please complete all application procedures for Undergraduate Courses
on/before 17TH JUNE, 2016
[Click anywhere to close]
All technical related queries can be sent to
it@ststephens.edu
INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE CELL (IQAC)