Avijeet Prasad

Postdoctoral Fellow - Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics
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Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 13 0371 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1029 0315 Oslo

Academic interests

  • Magnetohydrodynamic simulations of the solar corona, with a focus on magnetic reconnections and high energetic phenomena like solar flares and coronal mass ejections.
  • Magnetic field extrapolations using numerical models of non-force-free/nonlinear-force-free magnetic fields and their applications to  spectro-polarimetric data from solar photosphere and chromosphere.
  • Topological and statistical properties of coronal fields derived from magnetic field extrapolations, with focus on magnetic braiding, magnetic helicity, properties of magnetic null points and formation of current sheets.


  • March 2016 Ph.D. - Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi 110068, India.
    • Thesis title: Magnetic Helicity and Force-Free Properties of Astrophysical Magnetic Fields 
    • Institute:  Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore, India. 
    • Adviser: Prof. Arun Mangalam, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore, India. 
  • June 2010 Master of Science - Indian Institute of Astrophysics/Indira Gandhi National Open University (Integrated M.Sc.-PhD in Physics and Astrophysics), Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
  • June 2008 Bachelor of Science - University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.


  • Sep. 2011 Awarded the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Fellowship (SPMF) for JRF/SRF by Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR).


  • Aug 2021 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Rosseland Center for Solar Physics, Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

  • Oct 2018 Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Center for Space Plasma & Aeronomic Research, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, USA

  • June 2016 Postdoctoral Fellow, Udaipur Solar Observatory, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India

  • March 2016 Postdoctoral Researcher, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore, India

  • Aug. 2012 Senior Research Fellow, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore, India

  • Aug. 2010 Junior Research Fellow, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore, India

Tags: Solar Physics, Simulations, Solar Corona, Solar Chromosphere, MHD


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  • Prasad, Avijeet (2021). An investigation of the magnetic topology of the inverse Evershed flow.
  • Prasad, Avijeet (2021). MHD simulations of the solar corona initiated with non-force-free fields.

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