Dr. C D Ravikumar
Email: cdr mail


 Academic Qualifications:

  • Ph. D. Physics Cochin University of Science and Technology (2004)
  • M. Sc. Physics Cochin University of Science and Technology (1998)

Research Interests:

Structure, formation and evolution of galaxies, Ultra-luminous Xray sources and  Active Galactic Nuclei, Stellar variability.

Academic and Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Cheif Co-ordinator, CCSIT, University of Calicut
  • Member, Board of Studies, PG Physics
  • Director, College Development Council
  • Principal, CUIET
  • In Charge, Madhava Observatory, University of Calicut

 Academic positions held:

  • Associate Professor, Department of Physics, University of Calicut (Since 2018)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University of Calicut (2006 – 2018)
  • Post-Doctoral Research fellow at Paris Observatory, Paris, France (2004 – 2006)

 Recent Publications:

For a complete list of Publications, please visit the Google Scholar page

  1. Rethika K. T., Ravikumar C. D., Bannur V. M. Heavy Quarkonium Properties at Finite Temperature in Strongly Coupled Quark Gluon Plasma, Few-Body Systems 62, 10 (2021).
  2. Sruthi K. and  Ravikumar C. D., Study of central intensity ratio of early-type galaxies from low-density environment,  Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 500, 1343 (2021).
  3. Aswathy S. and Ravikumar C. D., Co-evolution of nuclear rings, bars and the central intensity ratio of their host galaxies, Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics 20, 015 (2020).
  4. Joby P. K., Chingangbam P, Ghosh T, Ganesan V, Ravikumar, C. D., Search for anomalous alignments of structures in Planck data using Minkowski Tensors, Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, 009 (2019).
  5. Sitha K. Jagan, S. Sahayanathan, R. Misra, Ravikumar C. D.  and K. Jeena, Establishing the spectral turnover of blazar PKS 2155-304 as an outcome of radiative losses, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters  478, L105 (2018).
  6. Aswathy, S. & Ravikumar, C. D., Study of central light concentration in nearby galaxies, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 477, 2399 (2018).
  7. Reshma Bhaskaran, Ravikumar C. D, Visnuprasad Ashok Kumar, Jojo Panakal John, Danalakshmi Bangaru, Chitra Natarajan, Bala Sundar Sathiamurthy, Jose Mundiyanikal Thomas, & Rosaline Mishra, Inhalation Dose and Source Term Studies in a Tribal Area of Wayanad, Kerala, India, Journal of Environmental and Public Health 2017 (2017).
  8. Reshma Bhaskaran, C. D. Ravikumar, A. M. Vinodkumar, I. Vijayalakshmi, B. Danalakshmi, N. Chitra, S. Bala Sundar, M. T. Jose & B. Venkatraman, Hazard indices and annual effective dose due to terrestrial radioactivity in Northern Kerala, India, Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 314, 271 (2017).
  9. Srivastav Shubham, Anupama G. C., Sahu D. K., Ravikumar C. D., SN 2015bp: adding to the growing population of transitional Type Ia supernovae, Monthly Notices of Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS) 466, 2436 (2017).
  10. Paliya Vaidehi S., Böttcher Markus, Diltz Chris, Stalin C. S., Sahayanathan S., Ravikumar C. D., The Violent Hard X-Ray Variability of Mrk 421 Observed by NuSTAR in 2013 April, Astrophysical  Journal (ApJ) 811, 143 (2015).

Research Group:

PhD Students:

  1. Sitha K Jagan
  2. Sruthi. K
  3. Vinod K. T
  4. Baheeja C
  5. Habeeb Rahman
  6. Aminabi T
  7. Amareswari (Co-guide)

PhD awarded:

  1. Aswathy. S - Studies on Galaxy Evolution: Morphology – Population Connection (2018)
  2. Dhanya Joseph - Morphological Analysis of Galaxies (2016)
  3. Reshma Bhaskar - Studies on Background Radiation
  4. Jithesh V - Study of Environment of Ultra- Luminous X-ray Sources (2014)
  5. Joby P Kochappan - Confronting Physics of the Early Universe with Cosmological Observations (2019): Co-guide
  6. Shubham Srivastav - Observational Studies of Low redshift supernovae (2017): Co-guide
  7. Vaidehi Saran Paliya - General Physical Characteristics of γ-ray Emitting Beamed AGNs in Fermi Era (2016): Co-guide
  8. Sreejith P, ISAC (2014): Co-guide

Research Projects:

  • Co-Principal Investigator in the DST project, R&D Efforts by University Groups for INO Project”, Grant: 35 lakhs, Duration: 2014-19.
  • Principal Investigator in the research project entitled “Study of environment and multi-wavelength analysis of AGN and ULX”, funded by Indian Space Research Organisation, under RESPOND programme, Grant: 13 lakhs, Duration: 2008-2012.

Invited Talks presented in National/International Conference:

  1. National seminar in Astrophysics at KKTM, Kodungallur, on “Stellar sacrifice: Binary star evolution”, Nov 22, 2014.
  2. Seminar at St. Joseph College, Calicut, “The Cosmic Dance: Story of Galaxy evolution”, August 27, 2014.
  3. Seminar at PSMO College, Thirurangadi, “Galaxy Interactions”, October 23, 2013.
  4. Seminar at KKTM, Kodungallur, on “Galaxy Evolution: The story told from Interactions”, October 11, 2013.
  5. Seminar at S.B. College, Changanassery, “Introduction to Optical Spectroscopy” and “Galaxy Collissions: The story of galaxy evolution”, Dec 18, 2012.

 Awards and Honours:

  • Awarded Visiting Associateship by Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune from 2006.
  • Selected as a speaker in Theoretical Physics Seminar Circle.
  • JRF/SRF was awarded by University Grants Commission.

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