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Dr. Pramoda Kumar Samal

Pramoda Kumar Samal Name : Dr.   Pramoda Kumar Samal
Designation : Assistant Professor
Qualification : M.Sc (Physics), Ph.D (IIT Kanpur)
Phone No. : +91-9439752549
E-mail ID : pksamal(at)gmail(dot)com, pksamal(at)iucaa(dot)ernet(dot)in, pksamal(at)iopb(dot)res(dot)in
  • Cosmology: Theory and Data Analysis
  • Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation: Violation of statistical isotropy
  • Angular Power Spectrum Estimation
  • M.Sc.: Classical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics-II, Modern Physics & Optics (Lab), Computational Methods in Physics (Lab), Nuclear & Particle Physics (Lab)
  • M.Phil & Pre-PhD. : Numerical Methods in Physics, Nuclear & Particle Physics Experiments, IT and Research Methodology
  1. Guidance :
    1. MPhil Guidance:
      Sl No  Name of the Scholar Year of award of Degree Topic of MPhil Thesis Summary of the Research Outcome(In 100 Words)
      1 Kiran Naik 2018 Study of statistical isotropy in CMB polarization map
      2 Samapika Mallik 2016 Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation and its significance in cosmology
      3 Sangeeta Routray 2015 FRW cosmology with Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation
      4 Prashanta Kumar Subudhi 2014 Supersymmetric Quantum Mechanics
      5 Jyotshna Rani Sahoo 2012 Evidence of Large scale anisotropy of the Universe
      6 Smaranika Behera 2012 Estimation of Cosmic Microwave Background angular power spectrum
      7 Dolagobinda Nanda 2011 Exploring cosmology with CMB anisotropy
    2. PhD Guidance:
      Sl No  Name of the Scholar Year of award of Degree Registration No Name of the Co-guide if any Fellowship received if any during research Topic of PhD Thesis Summary of the Research Outcome(In 100 Words)
      1 Srikanta Panda ` Continuing 02-physics-2016-2017 DST-INPIRE Cosmology
  2. Journal Publications :
    1. International Publications:
      1 Pranati K. Rath, Pramoda Kumar Samal, Srikanta Panda, Debesh D. Mishra and Pavan K. Aluri; “Testing statistical isotropy in cosmic microwave background polarization maps”; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 475, Issue 4, Pages: 1032-1046, June 2018 (Journal Impact Factor: 5.231) 2018-19
      2 Biswanath Rath, Asiri Nanayakkara, P. Mallick and P.K. Samal; “Generalization of SUSY quantum mechanics for PT symmetric systems.”; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Section A: Physical Sciences, Springer; Vol. 88; Issue No.4; Pages: 33-38; 2018 (Journal Impact Factor: 0.425) 2017-18
      3 Akhilesh P. Nandan, Sharmili Rudra, Himangshu Neog, Saikat Biswas, Swapna Mahapatra, Bedangadas Mohanty, Pramoda Kumar Samal, “A simple technique for gamma ray and cosmic ray spectroscopy using plastic scintillator” Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A; Vol. 824; Issue No. 11, Pages: 606-608; 2016. (Journal Impact Factor: 1.58 ) 2016-17
      4 Biswanath Rath, Pravanjan Mallick and Pramoda Kumar Samal, “A study of Spectral Instability in V (x) = ix3 Through Internal Perturbation: Breakdown of Unbroken PT Symmetry” The African Review of Physics; Vol. 10; Issue No.7; Pages: 55-58; 2015 2015-16
      5 Pranati Rath, Pramoda Kumar Samal, “Testing isotropy of Cosmos with WMAP and PLANCK data.” , Modern Physics Letters A (World Scientific). Vol. 30, Issue No: . 27, Pages: 1550131-15501317; 2015(Journal Impact Factor: 1.367) 2015-16
      6 Biswanath Rath, Pravanjan Mallick and Pramoda Kumar Samal, “Real spectra in isospectral non-hermitian Hamiltonian”, The African Review of Physics; Vol. 9; Issue No.27; Pages: 201-207; 2014 2014-15
      7 Pavan K. Aluri, Pramoda Kumar Samal, Pankaj Jain, John P. Ralston “Effect of foregrounds on the cosmic microwave background radiation multipole alignment.” Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society,Volume 414, Issue 2, Pages: 1032-1046, June 2011.(Journal Impact Factor: 5.231) 2011-12
      8 Pramoda Kumar Samal, Rajib Saha, Jacques Delabrouille, Simon Prunet,Pankaj Jain, Tarun Souradeep, “CMB Polarization and Temperature Power Spectra Estimation using Linear Combination of WMAP 5-yearMaps.” Astrophysical Journal, Volume 714, Issue 1, Pages: 840-851, 2010.(Journal Impact Factor: 6.28) 2010-11
      9 Pramoda Kumar Samal, Rajib Saha, Pankaj Jain, John P. Ralston “Signals of Statistical Anisotropy in WMAP Foreground Cleaned Maps.” Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 396, Issue 1, Pages: 511-522, June 2009 (Journal Impact Factor: 5.231 ) 2008-09
      10 Pramoda Kumar Samal, Rajib Saha, Pankaj Jain, John P. Ralston “Testing Isotropy of Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation.” Monthly Notices of the Royal stronomical Society, Volume 385, Issue 4, Pages 1718-1728, Apr 2008. (Journal Impact Factor: 5.231) 2008-09
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  3. Conference Publication(Presented/Published in proceedings):



    1. Presented/Published in proceedings
      1 Pankaj Jain, John P. Ralston, Pramoda Kumar Samal, Rajib Saha "Is the Universe Isotropic?" Proceedings of the 18th DAE-BRNS High Energy Physics Symposium, BHU, Volume 18, page 89, 2008.
      2 Sharmili Rudra, Akhilesh P. Nandan, Himangshu Neog, S. Biswas, S. Mahapatra, B. Mohanty, and P. K. Samal “Cosmic ray spectroscopy using plastic scintillator detector” Proceedings of the DAE Symp. on Nucl. Phys. 59, 2014
  1. Edited Books :
    1 “Cosmology with Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation”; Lambert Academic Publishing; Date of publication: 10/2015; ISBN: 978-3-659-784
  2. Text Books :
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  4. Research Books :
  1. Workshops:
    1 “Asian School of Particles, Strings and Cosmology.” At: Laforet Nasu, Hotels and Resorts, Nasu, Tochigi, Japan. September 25–September 29, 2006.
    2 “Workshop on Einstein’s Legacy in the new Millennium.” At: Toshali Sands, Puri, India. December 15–22, 2005.
  2. Seminars:
    1 “100 years of General Theory of Relativity” At: Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, India March 11–12, 2015.
    2 “32nd Convention of Orissa Physical Society: National Seminar on Ballistics: A Multidisciplinary Physical Science” At: Institute of Technical Education & Research (ITER), Bhubaneswar, India February 14–15, 2015.
    3 “Current Trends in Physics”” At: Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, India January 3, 2015.
    4 “31st Convention of Orissa Physical Society: National Seminar on Recent Trends in conndesed matter physics.” At: Institute of Technical Education & Research (ITER), Bhubaneswar, India February 8–9, 2014.
    5 “30th Convention of Orissa Physical Society: National Seminar on Recent trends in Laser and Photonics.” At: Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, India February, 9–10, 2013.
    6 “National Seminar on Econophysics-2012.” At: Hindol College, Dhenkanal, India August 19–20, 2012.
    7 “29th Convention of Orissa Physical Society: National Seminar on Nano Science and Technology.” At: U.N(Auto) College of Science and Technology, Adaspur, India February 11–12, 2012.
    8 “Workshop on Cosmology with the CMB and LSS.” At: Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics Pune, India July 21–August 3, 2008.
    9 “100 Years After Einstein’s Revolution, A National Conference to celebrate the World Year of Physics 2005.” At: Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India. November 3–6, 2005.
    10 “DST-Sponsored XXI SERC Main School on Theoretical High Energy Physics.” At: Physics Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India. February 11–March 3, 2006.
    11 “DST-Sponsored XX SERC Main School on Theoretical High Energy physics.” At: Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India. December 4–24, 2004.
1 N.R.T.S Scholarship.
2 National Scholarship.
3 Patron member of Orissa Physics Society.
4 Orissa Physical Society Young Scientist Award for Theory for the year 2013.
5 Visiting Associate to Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics from 2010 to 2019
6 Cash award of Rs. 20, 000/− for journal publications by DRPG, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
  1. Teaching:
    1 Assistant Professor; Department of Physics, North Orissa University;December 2009 to March 2010
    2 Assistant Professor; Department of Physics, Utkal University; March 2010 to Present
  2. Important Activities:
  3. Research Projects Undertaken:
    1 “Precision Cosmology with Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation”; Utkal University seed grand
  4. Invited Lectures:
    1 “Testing statistical isotropy in cosmic microwave background polarization maps” in Workshop on Geometrical and Topological Methods for Cosmological Data Analysis at National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar from 20-07-2019 to 23-07-2019
    2 “Question of Isotropy of Universe.” In: Programme for the Associate FEST at the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune, India. June 25–29, 2012.
    3 “Evidence of Large Scale Anisotropy in the Universe.” In: Refresher Course at Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, India. March 4–24, 2011.
    4 “An overview of CosmicMicrowave Background Radiation.” In: UGC-DRS seminar on Aspects of Quantum Cosmology and early Universe at Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, India. March 12–13, 2010.
    5 “CMB Polarization Power Spectra Estimation.” In: Cosmology Rapid Response Meeting at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India. April 6–8, 2010.
    6 “CMB Polarization and Temperature Power Spectra Estimation using the Linear Combination of WMAP 5-year Maps.” In: TPSC visit at Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar, India. March 31, 2009.
    7 “CMB Polarization and Temperature Power Spectra Estimation using the Linear Combination of WMAP 5-year Maps.” In: XIIth Young Astronomers’ Meet at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. March 14–16, 2009.
    8 “CMB Polarization Power Spectra Estimation.” In: Indian Conference on Cosmology and Galaxy Formation, ICCGF’09 at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India. October 30–November 1, 2009.
    9 “Testing Isotropy of the CosmicMicrowave Background Radiation.” In: International Conference on Gravitation and Cosmology at the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune, India. December 17–21, 2007.
    10 “Testing Isotropy of the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation.” In: Indian Conference on Cosmology and Galaxy Formation at Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad, India. November 3–5, 2007.
  5. Administrative/Executive experience:
    1 Assistant Superintendent, Fakir Mohan Chhatrabas, Utkal University
    2 Coordinator of Centers of Excellence
    3 Member of e-admission core Committee, e-recruitment for faculty selection
    4 Member of Scrutiny committee for faculty selection
    5 Member University Computer Technical Committee
    6 Member of ICT Committee
    7 Deputy-Coordinator UGC-DRS (SAP) Programme, Utkal University
    8 Member of Executive Committee, Utkal University Teachers’ Association, Utkal University, December 2011 to December 2012
    9 Joint Secretary, Physics Alumni Association
    10 Co-ordinator of Choice Based Credit System
  6. Conference organized as Organizing Secretary:
    1 “Discussion Meeting on Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics” At: Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar, India October 30–November 5, 2015
    2 “University workshop on National e-Governance Plan.” At: Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, India. November 2, 2012.
    3 “National Conference on Understanding the Fundamental Interactions.” At: Department of Physics, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, India. March 27, 2012.
    4 “Awareness workshop on the facilities of UGC-DAE Consortium for scientific research.” At: Department of Physics, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, India. March 23–24, 2012.
    5 “Indian Conference on Cosmology and Galaxy formation (ICCGF’09).” At: India Institute of Technology Kanpur, India. October 30–November 1, 2009.