IIT Jodhpur

High Energy Physics and Astrophysics Group


The group is involved in the research works comprising of astrophysics and particle physics as a part of understanding the origin and evolution of Universe. It aims at the participation in the exciting theoretical and phenomenological developments in the field of fundamental interactions of nature in cohesion with the rapid growth of new observational and experimental data in the field. The group addresses the forefront problems on both scales: using the universe and astrophysical objects to learn fundamental underlying features of particle physics and employing what is learned from particle physics to provide a better understanding of the universe at large scale by exploring nature and properties of the objects in it. The group is robustly active in several sub-domains of High Energy Physics.


Researchers, postdocs and students working in this group can also take advantage of the rich environment of scientific institutions closely related to the areas of current research focus with whom we have active collaborations: 

  • Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Germany
  • University of Montreal, Canada
  • University of Warsaw, Poland
  • Mississippi University, USA
  • Autonoma University, Spain
  • Lawrence Technol. University, USA
  • New York University, CCA, Flatiron Institute, USA
  • University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata
  • Raman Research Institute, Bangalore
  • TIFR Mumbai
  • IIT Bombay
  • IMSc Chennai
  • Major Atmospheric Gamma Imaging Cherenkov Telescopes (MAGIC) detector, La Palma, Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
  • GRAPES-3, Ooty, India



 1. Ashutosh Kumar Alok

2. Monika Sinha

3. Reetanjali Moharana

4. Jitendra Kumar


On going

1.DST-SERB funded “Magnetars with superfluid core”


1.CSIR funded “Hunting new physics through b -> s transitions”

Ph D students

Research highlights:

1.Identifying the origin of lepton-universality violation at collider experiments

2.Belle Collaboration confirmed our results (Fig. 2)

3.Figure from our paper " High-energy neutrinos from the gravitational wave event GW150914 possibly associated with a short gamma-ray burst" displayed as ’Kaleidoscope’ on the journal website of Physical Review D. (Fig. 1)

 High Energy Projects


1.Vivek Baruah Thapa

2.Trisha Sarkar

3.Khushboo Dixit

4.Jyoti Saini

5.Bhavna Yadav

6.Juhi Vardani

7.Arindam Mandal


9.Bhanu Pant

10.Neetu Raj Chundawat

Project Staff

1.Shalu Yadav