Pankaj Jain

PhD (Syracuse University)

Professor, Department of Physics


Research Interest



  • PhD, Syracuse University, 1988.
    PhD thesis title: Effective Lagrangian for Strong Interactions. PhD thesis supervisor: Prof. Joseph Schechter
  • M.S., (1982), IIT Delhi



  • Basic Physics, classical mechanics, electrodynamics, special and general theory of relativity, quantum mechanics, quantum field theory, high energy physics, cosmology, astrophysics and astronomy, astroparticle physics, nuclear physics, mathematical physics

      • Study of timing evolution from non-variable to structured large-amplitude variability transition inGRS 1915+105 using AstroSat(D. Rawatet al) Astrophys. J. 870, 4 (2019).

      • Phenomenological Implications of Very Special Relativity(A. C. Nayak), Phys. Rev. D 96, 075020(2017).

      • Extracting Spectral Index of Intergalactic Magnetic Fieldfrom Radio Polarizations, (P. Tiwari),MNRAS 460, 2698 (2016).

      • Imprint of Inhomogeneous and Anisotropic Primordial PowerSpectrum on CMB Polarization,(Rahul Kothari, Shamik Ghosh, Pranati K. Rath and Gopal Kashyap), MNRAS 460, 1577 (2016).

      • Dipole anisotropy in sky brightness and source count distribution in radio NVSS data, (P. Tiwari,R. Kothari, A. Naskar and S. Nadkarni-Ghosh) AstroparticlePhysics61, 1 (2015).

      • Uncovering the Scaling Laws of Hard Exclusive Hadronic Processes in a Comprehensive EndpointModel, (S. Dagaonkar and J. P. Ralston), EPJC14, 3000 (2014).

      • Direction dependence of the power spectrum and its effect on the Cosmic Microwave Background Ra-diation, (P. Rath. T. Mudholkar, P. Aluri and S. Panda), Journal of Cosmology and AstroparticlePhysics, 1304, 007 (2013).

      • Direct determination of astronomical distances and propermotions by interferometric parallax, (J.P. Ralston), Astronomy & Astrophysics484, 887 (2008).

      • Cosmological Implications of a Scale Invariant Standard Model, S. Mitra, N. K. Singh, JCAP0803,011 (2008).

      • Self Interacting Dark Matter in the Solar System, (A. Ganguly, S. Mandal and S. Stokes), Phys.Rev. D76, 025026 (2007).

      • A re-analysis of the three-year WMAP temperature power spectrum and likelihood, (Eriksen et al),Astrophys. J.656, 641 (2007).

      • A blind estimation of the power spectrum of cmb anisotropy from wmap, (R. Saha and T. Souradeep),Astrophys. J.645, L89-L92 (2006).

      • Evidence for evolution or bias in host extinctions of high redshift supernovae, (J. P. Ralston), astro-ph/0506478, Astrophys. J.637, 91, (2006)

      • Supersymmetry and the Lorentz Fine Tuning Problem, (J. P. Ralston), Phys. Lett.B621, 213(2005).

      • Electromagnetic Polarization Effects due to Axion Photon Mixing
        (S. Panda and S. Sarala), hep-ph/0206046, Phys. Rev. D 66, 085007 (2002),

      • Angular Dependence of Neutrino Flux in KM3 Detectors in Low Scale Gravity Models
        (S. Kar, D. McKay, S. Panda and J. Ralston), hep-ph/0205052, Phys. Rev. D 66, 065018 (2002),

      • Correlation of Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays with Compact Radio Loud Quasars
        (S. Bhattacharya, D. McKay, J. Ralston, S. Razzaque and A. Virmani) Astroparticle Physics, 17, 489 (2002), astro-ph/0010235

      • Oscillating Color Transparency in pi A--> pi p (A-1) and gamma A --> pi N (A-1)
        (B. Kundu and J. P. Ralston) Phys. Rev. D 65, 094027 (2002), hep-ph/0005126

      • Neutrino-Induced Giant Air Showers in Large Extra Dimension Models
        (A. Jain, D. W. McKay and J. P. Ralston) Int. Jour. of Mod. Phys. A 17, 533 (2002), hep-ph/0011310

      • Short range SW monsoon rainfall forecasting over India using Neural Networks(A. Kumar, P. Maini, and S. V. Singh) Mausam 53, 225 (2002), physics/

      • Polarized Electromagnetic Radiation from Spatially Correlated Sources
        (A. Agarwal, J. Rai) Phys. Rev. E 64, 066605 (2001), physics/9911073

      • A Circular Statistical Method for Extracting Rotation Measures
        (S. Sarala) MNRAS 328 623 (2001), astro-ph/0007251

      • Spectral dependence of Polarized light from spatially correlated sources
        (K. Bhuvalka) Physical Review E 64, 36607 (2001), physics/0006004

      • Cosmic Birefringence within the Framework of Heterotic String Theory
        (P. Das, S. Mukherjee) Int. Jour. of Mod. Phys. A 16, 4011 (2001), hep-ph/0011279

      • Perturbative Color Transparency in Electroproduction Experiments
        (B. Kundu, J. Samuelsson, J. Ralston) Physical Review D 62, 113009 (2000), hep-ph/9812506

      • Extra dimensions and Strong Neutrino-Nucleon interactions above $10^{19}$ eV : Breaking the GZK Barrier
        (D. W. McKay, S. Panda and J. Ralston) Phys. Lett. B 484, 267 (2000), hep-ph/0001031

      • Dynamical Gauge Symmetry Breaking in ${SU(3)_L\otimes U(1)_X}$ Extension of the Standard Model
        (P. Das) Physical Review D 62, 07500 (2000), hep-ph/9903432

      • Covariant Symmetry Classifications for Observables of Cosmological Birefringence
        (J. Ralston) International Journal of Modern Physics D 8, 537 (1999), astro-ph/9809282

      • Neutrino Absorption Tomography of the Earth's Interior using Isotropic Ultra-high Energy Flux
        (G. Frichter and J. Ralston), Astroparticle Physics 12, 193 (1999)

      • Perturbative Proton Form Factor: Reexamined
        (B. Kundu, H.N. Li and J. Samuelsson), European Physical Journal, C 8, Vol 4, 637 (1999)

      • Limits on Exotic Quarks in the SU(3)$\times$U(1) Extension of the Standard Model from SUSY Search Data
        (P. Das, D. W. McKay) Physical Review D 59, 055011, (1999)

      • Anisotropy in the Distribution of Galactic Radio Polarizations
        (J. Ralston), Mod. Phys. Lett. A14, 417 (1999)

      • New Phenomenon in Propagation of Radio Polarizations due to Magnetic Fields on Cosmological Scales
        (B. Nodland and J. Ralston), Phys.Rev. Lett. 81, 26 (1998),26-29

      • Single Top from Technipion Production
        (P. Baringer, D. McKay and L. Smith), Phys. Rev. D 56, 2914 (1997)

      • $Z'$ in the 3-3-1 model
        (S. D. Joglekar), Phys. Lett. B 407, 141 (1997)

      • Quantum Color Transparency and Nuclear Filtering
        (B. Pire and J. P. Ralston), Physics Reports 271, 67 (1996)

      • Non-perturbative calculation of running masses and mixings
        (D. McKay and L. Smith), Mod. Phys. Lett. A 10,773-787(1995)

      • Heavy Meson Radiative Decays and Light Vector Meson Dominance
        (A. Momen and J. Schechter), International Journal of Modern Physics A 13, 2467 (1995)

      • Isospin Multiplet Structure in Ultra-Heavy Fermion Bound States
        (A. J. Sommerer, D. W. McKay, J. R. Spence, J. P. Vary and Bing-Lin Young), Phys. Rev. D. 49, 2514 (1994)

      • $q\bar q$ bound states in the Bethe-Salpeter formalism
        (H. Munczek), Phys. Rev. D 48, 5403 (1993)

      • Systematic analysis method for color transparency experiments
        (J. Ralston), Phys. Rev. D 48, 1104 (1993)

      • What Color Transparency Measures
        (J. Ralston), Phys. Rev. D 46, 3807 (1992)

      • Strong Higgs Binding of the heavy fermion systems
        (D. McKay, A. Sommerer, J. Spence, Bing-Lin Young and J. Vary), Phys. Rev. D 46, 4029 (1992)

      • On the validity of approximations for the calculation of the pion decay constant
        (H. Munczek), Phys. Lett. B 282, 157(1992)

      • Relativistic pseudoscalar bound states, results on Bethe-Salpeter wavefunctions and decay constants
        (H. Munczek), Phys. Rev. D 46, 438 (1992)

      • Approach to color transparency in the soliton picture of the nucleon
        (J. Schechter, H. Weigel), Phys. Rev. D 45, 1470 (1992)

      • Calculation of the pion decay constant in the framework of the Bethe Salpeter equation
        (H. Munczek), Phys. Rev. D 44, 1873 (1991)

      • Applications of semiclassil techniques to sine Gordon theory: reexamined
        Modern Physics Letters A 6, 2509 (1991)

      • Poincare algebra and soliton energy in kink field theory
        Modern Physics Letters A 6, 2363 (1991)

      • Lorentz covariance of current matrix elements in a soliton mode
        l, Phys. Rev. D 44, 3982 (1991)

      • Interpretation of the "quantum-stabilized Skyrmion"
        (J. Schechter, R. Sorkin) D 41, 3855 (1990)

      • Static properties of nucleon as a quantum stabilized soliton
        Phys. Rev. D 41, 3527 (1990)

      • Relativistic energy momentum relationship for a soliton
        Phys. Rev. D 41, 3273, (1990)

      • Neutron-proton mass splitting puzzle in Skyrme and chiral quark models
        (R. Johnson, N. Park, J. Schechter, H. Weigel), Phys. Rev.D 40, 855, (1989)

      • Quantum stabilization of the Skyrme soliton
        (J.Schechter, R.Sorkin), Phys. Rev. D 39, 998, (1989)

      • Aspects of the chiral quark model
        (R. Johnson, J. Schechter), Phys. Rev. D 38, 1571, (1988)

      • Realistic pseudoscalar-vector meson Lagrangian and its solitonic excitations
        (R. Johnson, N. Park, U. Meissner, J. Schechter), Phys. Rev.D 37, 3252, (1988)

      • Constraints on Bag Formation
        (R. Johnson, J. Schechter), Phys. Rev. D 35, 2230, (1987)

      • Bag formation in a chiral model
        (H. Gomm, R. Johnson, J. Schechter), Phys. Rev. D 33, 3476, (1986)

      • Scale anomaly and scalars
        (H. Gomm, R. Johnson, J. Schechter), Phys. Rev. D 33, 801, (1986)


      • DAE Young Scientist Award, 1996

      • Associate member, ICTP, Italy (1996-2001)



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