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Narayan Banerjee

Physics (Jadavpur Univ., 1986)
Area of Interest:
Gravitation & Cosmology
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Research Interest:

Our Gravitation and cosmology. At present working on i) building up models for the present accelerated expansion of the universe and ii) some problems on black hole physics.

Academic Qualification:
  • B.Sc. (Physics Honours), Presidency College, University of Calcutta, 1978
  • M.Sc. (Physics), University of Calcutta, 1981
  • Ph.D., Jadavpur University, 1986
  • Positions:
  • Lecturer, Sarat Centenary College, Dhaniakhali, Hooghly (1986)
  • Lecturer, Sripat Singh College, Jiaganj, Murshidabad (1986-1991)
  • Senior Lecturer, Jadavpur University (1991-1998)
  • Reader, Jadavpur University (1998-2006)
  • Professor, Jadavpur University (2006-2007)
  • Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Education & Research (IISER), Kolkata (2008 -)
  • List of Publications:
  • Static spherically symmetric solutions in a general class of scalar tensor theories (with A. Banerjee and S.B.Duttachoudhury), J. Math. Phys. 25, 3041 (1984).
  • Static spacetime in general scalar tensor theory (with S.B.Duttachoudhury and A.Banerjee), J. Math. Phys. 25, 3299 (1984).
  • Static gravitational field in generalized scalar tensor theory (with S.B.Duttachoudhury), J. Math. Phys. 26, 1315 (1985).
  • An isotropic cosmological model in general scalar tensor theory, Pramana, 24, 701 (1985).
  • Friedmann cosmology with a cosmological constant in modified Brans-Dicke theory (with A. Banerjee), Astrophys. Space Science, 114, 165 (1985).
  • Anisotropic cosmological model in Nordtvedt’s scalar tensor theory of gravitation (with A.Banerjee and N.O. Santos), J. Math. Phys. 26, 3125 (1985).
  • A conformally invariant zero-mass scalar field with a traceless energy momentum tensor (with A. Banerjee and S.B.Duttachoudhury), Acta Phys. Pol., B17, 119 (1986).
  • Static cylindrically symmetric charge distribution in general scalar tensor theory, Acta Phys. Pol., B17, 131 (1986).
  • Bianchi I cosmological model in generalized scalar tensor theory (with A.Banerjee and S.B.Duttachoudhury), Phys. Rev. D32, 3096 (1986).
  • De Sitter type of cosmological model with a self gravitating nonlinear scalar field (with S.Chatterjee), Astrphys. Sapce Science, 133, 383 (1987).
  • Motion of test particles in the gravitational field of a cosmic string (with A. Banerjee), Phys. Lett. A 160, 119 (1991).
  • Inflationary solutions in general scalar tensor theories (with A. Banerjee, S.B.Duttachoudhury and A. Sil), Pramana, 40, 31 (1993).
  • String dominated cosmologies in multidimensional spacetime (with S.Chatterjee and B. Bhui), Int. J. Mod. Phys. D2, 105 (1993).
  • Relativistic Plasma in a homogeneous cosmological background (with A.Banerjee, S.Chatterjee and A.Sil), Phys. Rev. D50, 1161 (1994).
  • Causal dissipative cosmology (with A. Beesham), Pramana, 46, 213 (1996).
  • Brans-Dicke cosmology with causal viscous fluid (with A. Beesham), Aust. J. Phys. 49, 899 (1996).
  • Static and nonstatic global string (with A.Banerjee and A.A.Sen), Phys. Rev. D53, 5508 (1996).
  • Magnetohydranamics in a homogeneous cosmological background (with A.Sil and S.Chatterjee), Phys. Rev. D53, 7369 (1996).
  • Isotropic cosmological model in generalized scalar tensor theory with bulk viscosity (with A. Beesham), Int. J. Mod. Phys. D6, 119 (1997).
  • Does Brans-Dicke theory always yield general relativity in the infinite w limit? (with S. Sen), Phys. Rev. D56, 1334 (1997).
  • Solution of the exit problem in Brans-Dicke theory (with B. Ram), Phys. Lett. A229, 83 (1997).
  • Einstein pseudotensor and total energy of the universe (with S. Sen), Pramana 49, 609 (1997).
  • Static cosmic string in Brans-Dicke theory (with A.A.Sen and A. Banerjee), Phys. Rev. D56, 3706 (1997).
  • Exact scalar field cosmology with a causal viscous fluid (with S. Sen), Astrphys. Space Science, 254, 133 (1997).
  • Power law inflation and scalar field cosmology with a causal viscous fluid (with S. Sen), Phys. Rev. D57, 4614 (1998).
  • Local cosmic string in generalized scalar tensor theory (with A.A. Sen), Phys. Rev. D57, 6558 (1998).
  • Gravitational field of a stationary cosmic string loop (with A.A.Sen), Astrophys. Space Science, 259, 301 (1998).
  • Scalar no hair theorem for a charged spherical black hole (with S. Sen), Phys. Rev. D58, 104024 (1998).
  • Nonsingular static global string (with A.A.Sen), Phys. Rev. D62, 0407302 (2000).
  • Nonstatic global string in Brans-Dicke theory (with A.A. Sen), Mod. Phys. Lett. A15, 1409 (2000).
  • On the absence of scalar hair for charged rotating black holes in Non-minimally coupled theories (with S. Sen),
    Pramana, 56, 487 (2001).
  • Cosmic acceleration without quintessence (with D. Pavon), Phys. Rev. D63, 043504 (2001).
  • A quintessence scalar field in Brans-Dicke theory (with D. Pavon), Class. Quantum Grav. 18, 593 (2001).
  • Global monopoles and scalar fields as electrogravity dual of Schwarzchild spacetime (with N. Dadhich), Mod. Phys. Lett. A16, 1193 (2001).
  • On the detection of scalar hair (with S. Sen and N.Dadhich), Mod. Phys. Lett. A16, 1223 (2001).
  • Periodic distribution of galaxies in generalized scalar tensor theory (with D.Pavon and S. Sen), Gen. Relativ. Gravit. 35, 851 (2003).
  • Acceleration of the universe with a simple trigonometric potential (with S. Das), Gen. Relativ. Gravit. 37, 1695 (2005).
  • Spintessence: a possible candidate as a driver of the late time cosmic acceleration (with S. Das), Astrophys. Space Science, 305, 25 (2006).
  • An interacting scalar field and the recent cosmic acceleration (with S. Das), Gen. Relativ. Gravit., 38, 785 (2006).
  • A late time acceleration of the universe with two scalar fields: many possibilities (with S. Das), Mod. Phys. Letts. A, 21, 2663 (2006).
  • Curvature driven acceleration: a utopia or a reality? (with S. Das and N. Dadhich), Class. Quant. Grav. , 23, 4159 (2006).
  • Holographic dark enrgy in Brans-Dicke theory (with D. Pavon), Phys. Lett. B, 647, 477 (2007).
  • Brans-Dicke scalar field as a chameleon (with S.Das), Phys. Rev. D 78, 043512 (2008).
  • Generalised scalar-tensor theory and the cosmic acceleration (with K. Ganguly), Int. J. Mod. Phys. D, 18, 445 (2009).
  • Chameleon field and the late time acceleration of the universe, (with S. Das,  K. Ganguly), Pramana, 74, L481 (2010).
  • Collapse of non-spherical scalar field distribution, (with K. Ganguly), Gen. Relativ. Gravit. (2011) (accepted for publication) (DOI: 10.1007/s1007/s10714-0110-1177-7)