Complete CV

Research Interests

Space weather, solar flares, waves in magnetized media, computational magneto hydrodynamics, dynamo theory, helioseismology

Several PhD projects are available. Please contact me in person for further details

Academic Background

2022 Sep - present: Associate professor at Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore, India
2015 Sep - 2022 Aug: Reader at Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore, India
2014 Jun - 2015 Sep: Post Doctoral researcher at Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, Oslo, NORWAY
2012 Mar - 2014 Mar: Post Doctoral researcher at High Altitude Observatory, Boulder, CO, USA
2009 Aug - 2011 July: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Astrophysics group, NORDITA, Stockholm, Sweden
2008, May - 2009 July: Visiting Fellow at Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, TIFR, Mumbai, India
2007, Nov-2008, May: IISc Research Associate at Dept of Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
2003, Aug-2007, Aug: PhD, Dept of Physics, Indian Institute of Science
2000--2003 Master's Degree in Science (M.S), Dept of Physics, Indian Institute of Science

Group Members

PhD students: Sahel Dey, Samriddhi Sankar Maity

Post Docs: Aabha Monga

Publications (submitted)

    Publications in peer reviewed journals (selected)

  1. "Polymeric jets throw light on the origin and nature of the forest of solar spicules", Sahel Dey, P. Chatterjee, Murthy O. V. S. N., M. B. Korsos, J. Liu, C. J. Nelson, and R. Erdelyi, Nature Physics, 2022 (DOI:
  2. "Testing Alfven wave propagation in a realistic set-up of the solar atmosphere", P. Chatterjee, GAFD (2020), DOI:10.1080/03091929.2019.1672676 (arXiv: 1806.08166v2)
  3. "Applying the weighted horizontal magnetic gradient method to a simulated flaring Active Region", Korsos, M., Chatterjee, P. & Erdelyi, R. 2018, ApJ, 857, 103 DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aab891 (arXiv:1804.10351)
  4. "Strong nonlocality variations in a spherical mean-field dynamo", Brandenburg, A. & Chatterjee, P. 2018, Astronomische Nachrichten, 339, 118, DOI:10.1002/asna.201813472 (arXiv:1802.04231)
  5. "Modeling Repeatedly Flaring Delta Sunspots", Chatterjee, P., Hansteen, V & Carlsson, M 2016, Phys. Rev. Lett., 116, 101101 (arXiv:1601.00749 )
  6. "Simulation of homologous and cannibalistic CMEs produced by emerging a twisted flux rope into the Corona", Chatterjee, P. & Fan. Y 2013, ApJ, 778, L8 (arXiv:1309.4785 )
  7. "Spontaneous chiral parity breaking by hydromagnetic buoyancy", Chatterjee, P., Mitra, D., Brandenburg, A. & Rheinhardt, M. 2011, Phys. Rev. E, 84, 025403(R), DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.84.025403 (arXiv:1011.1251)
  8. "Alpha effect due to buoyancy instability of a magnetic layer", Chatterjee, P., Mitra, D., Rheinhardt, M. & Brandenburg, A. 2011, A & A, 534, A46, DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201016108 (arXiv:1011.1218)
  9. "Magnetic helicity fluxes in interface and flux transport dynamos", Chatterjee, P., Guerrero, G. & Brandenburg, A. 2011, A & A. 525, 5 (arXiv:1005.5335)
  10. "Reynolds stress and heat flux in spherical shell convection,'' Kapyla, P. J., Korpi, M. J., Guerrero, G., Brandenburg, A. & Chatterjee, P. 2010, A & A, 531, 162 (arXiv:1010.1250)
  11. "Turbulent transport in hydromagnetic flows", Brandenburg, A., Chatterjee, P., Del Sordo, F., Hubbard, A., Kapyla, P. J. & Rheinhardt, M. 2010, Physica Scripta T142, 014028 (arXiv:1004.5380)
  12. "Solar flows and their effect on frequencies of acoustic modes", Chatterjee, P. & Antia, H. M. 2009, ApJ, 707, 208
  13. "Why does the Solar Torsional Oscillations Precede the Sunspot Cycle?", Chakraborty, S, Choudhuri, A. R. & Chatterjee, P. 2008, Phys. Rev. Lett., 102, 041102

Invited Talks

  1. "On the nature and origin of the forest of solar spicules" in the sesion on Dynamics of waves and jets in the era of high-resolution observations at the UK NAM 2022 at University of Warwick (13 July 2022)
  2. "Modeling the solar spicule forest and the coronal swirls" in the session on Waves and Oscillations in the Solar Atmosphere in the High-Resolution Era at the UK NAM 2021 (21 July 2021)
  3. "The solar spicule conundrum", sun and solar system session, ASI, IIT, Roorkee (26th March, 2022)
  4. "MHD simulation of a repeatedly flaring delta sunspot", at IIA50 Solar Physics Conference "Advances in observations and modeling of solar magnetism" (01 Mar, 2021)
  5. "Modeling the solar spicule forest and the coronal swirls", in session on "New Views on the Solar Magnetic Atmosphereā€¯ at the Hybrid COSPAR general assembly 2021, Sydney, Australia (28 Jan-04 Feb, 2021)
  6. "Modeling the solar spicule forest" at the 2nd Conference on Plasma simulation (CPS-20), IPR Gandhinagar (23-25 Jan 2020)
  7. "Using simulations to understand solar atmospheric dynamics", Asia-Pacific Plasma physics meeting, 4-8 Nov, 2019, Hefei, China
  8. "The importance of studying space weather modeling", National Astronomical Observatories China (NAOC) colloquium, 28 Dec, 2017, Beijing, China
  9. "Modeling of repeatedly flaring active regions", 4th Asia-Pecific solar physics meeting, 4-7 Nov 2017, Kyoto university, Kyoto, Japan
  10. "Computational Space weather in India: Data-Model synergies", NCRA Colloquium, 13 Sep 2016, Pune, India
  11. "A new twist to numerical simulations of solar flares", EWASS 2016, 4-8 July, 2016, Athens, Greece
  12. "Modeling of Repeatedly flaring delta sunspots", Solar waves and dynamics meeting IBUKS 2016, 13-17 June, 2016, KU Leuven, Belgium
  13. "Mystery of repeatedly flaring delta sunspots", 34th Annual meeting of the Astronomical Society of India, 10-13 May 2016, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, India
  14. "Modelling of the solar torsional oscillations and how well they compare with observations", ISSI workshop on solar cycle, Bern, 10-15 Nov, 2013
  15. "Models of Solar torsional oscillations", IAU symposium 286, Comparative Magnetic Minima, Mendoza, Argentina, 3-7 Oct 2011

Conference Proceedings (recent)

  1. "The Sun's Interior Structure and Dynamics, and the Solar Cycle", Broomhall, A.-M., Chatterjee, P., Howe, R., Norton, A. A. & Thompson, M. J. Space Science Reviews, 186, 191
  2. "Formations of hot cores in pre-CME coronal flux ropes and their role in the onset of eruptions", Y. Fan & P. Chatterjee, in the Solar Physics Division meeting 2013, Bozeman, Montana, 8-11 July 2013
  3. "Modelling of delta Sunspots with a focus on multiple eruptions", P. Chatterjee in the Solar Physics Division meeting 2013, Bozeman, Montana, 8-11 July 2013
  4. "What do p-modes tell us about banana cells?", P. Chatterjee, in Proceedings GONG 2010 - SoHO 24: A new era of seismology of the Sun and solar-like stars, June 27 - July 2, 2010 Aix-en-Provence, France (arXiv:1010.4204)