Dr. Kumar (born January 1, 1970) graduated from Purvanchal University, Jaunpur
in year 1990 with Physics and Mathematics as major subjects. He holds a Master of Science
Degree in Physics from IIT, Kanpur. Dr. Kumar joined ARIES in year 1999. He Holds
a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Physics from Kumaun University, Nainital.
He carried out his doctoral research on " Spectrophotometric studies of star clusters".
He has extensive experience in optical astronomy observations, data analysis
and interpretation of results in astrophysical terms. He spent a year on sabbatical
in 2007 as post-doctoral researcher at Astronomy Department of University of
Concepcion, Chile. He was a project scientist for the 3.6m Devasthal Optical Telescope
which got commissioned in year 2016. He has experience of over two decades in science operations of
1-4 meter class optical telescopes.
Research Interest and Description
Studies of highly energetic cosmic explosions
Formation and evolution of stars and galaxies
Optical facility development and related instrumentation
Science operations of Optical-NIR observational facilities