Dr. Avijeet Prasad



Dr. Prasad has been working for the past nine years on magnetohydrodynamics of the solar atmosphere with focus on magnetic reconnections and high energetic phenomena like solar flares and coronal mass ejections. For his PhD, he worked on models of non-force-free/nonlinear-force-free magnetic fields and its applications to solar active regions. He also worked on topological and statistical properties of coronal fields derived from nonlinear force-free field solutions, with focus on braiding of magnetic field lines. Apart from that he has also studied the evolution of the three-dimensional axisymmetric dynamo for a galaxy with a corona under the global magnetic helicity constraint.

Dr. Avijeet Prasad's Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. (March 2016) Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi 110068.
  • M.Sc. (June 2010) IIA/IGNOU (Int. M.Sc.-PhD in Physics & Astrophysics), Bangalore, Karnataka.
  • B.Sc. (June 2008) University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal.

Selected Publications

  • A data-constrained magnetohydrodynamic simulation of successive events of blowout jet and C-class flare in NOAA AR 12615. Nayak, S. S., Bhattacharyya, R., Prasad, A., et al. 2019, ApJ, 875, 10
  • Successive flux rope eruptions from δ-sunspots region of NOAA 12673 and associated X-class eruptive flares on 2017 September 6. Mitra, P. K., Joshi, B., Prasad, A., Veronig, A. M., & Bhattacharyya, R. 2018, ApJ, 869, 69
  • A magnetohydrodynamic simulation of magnetic null-point reconnections in NOAA AR 12192, initiated with an extrapolated non-force-free field. Prasad, A., Bhattacharyya, R., Hu, Q., Kumar, S., & Nayak, S. S. 2018, ApJ, 860, 96
  • Topological and statistical properties of nonlinear force-free fields. Mangalam A. & Prasad A., 2018, Advances in Space Research 61, 738-748
  • Magnetohydrodynamic modeling of solar coronal dynamics with an initial non-force-free magnetic field. Prasad A., Bhattacharyya, R. & Kumar, S., 2017, ApJ, 840, 37.
  • A viable non-axisymmetric non-force-free field to represent solar active regions. Prasad A. & Bhattacharyya, R., 2016, Physics of Plasmas, 23, 114504
  • Separable solutions of force-free spheres and applications to solar active regions. Prasad A., Mangalam A. & Ravindra B., 2014, ApJ, 786, 81.