Swadesh Mahajan | Department of Physics


Distinguish Professor
Department of Physics
School of Natural Sciences (SoNS)
Shiv Nadar University
Profile Summary 

Current Academic Activities

Professor, Institute for Fusion Studies, The University of Texas at Austin.

Director, Plasma Physics Activity at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy,

Adjunct professor, Homi Bhabha University, Mumbai India

Consultant IAEA, Vienna


Scientific Interests:

Foundations of Physics, Basic Plasma Theory (non-relativistic and relativistic plasmas), Thermo-nuclear fusion, fission, fusion-fission, Energy issues,  

turbulence, collective phenomena, nonlinear field theories, quantum plasmas, nonlinear quantum mechanics, high energy density physics, astrophysics and cosmology, 

including solar physics, accretion disks, plasmas in curved space time- origin of cosmic magnetic fields and flows, high energy cosmic rays—. 

Over 100 Invited talks at major International meetings and Conferences. 


Selected Recent Publications:

General connected and reconnected fields in plasmas, Swadesh M. Mahajan, and Felipe A. Asenjo, Physics of Plasmas 25, 022116 (2018)

Relativistic-amplitude electromagnetic waves—Beating the “magnetic” barrier, Swadesh Mahajan, and Manasvi Lingam, Physics of Plasmas 25, 072112 (2018);

Efficiency of centrifugal mechanism in producing PeV neutrinos from active galactic nuclei, Zaza Osmanov, Swadesh Mahajan, George Machabeli, Nino Chkheidz, Astroparticle Physics 99 (2018), 30-33

Intense EM filamentation in relativistic hot plasmas Qiang-Lin Hu , Zhong-Ping Chen , Swadesh M. Mahajan, Physics LettersA, 9 (2017) 869-972

Explicitly Covariant dispersion relations and self-induced transparentcy, Swadesh M. Mahajan, and Felipe A. Asenjo, J. Plasma. Phys. 83 (2017) 9055830101

On the Rotationally Driven Pevatron in the Center of the Milky Way, Z. Osmanov, S Mahajan, and G Machabeli, The Astrophysical Journal, 835:164 (4pp), 2017

The relativistic electro-vortical field—revisiting magneto-genesis and allied problems, Swadesh M. Mahajan, Physics of Plasmas 23, 112104 (2016)

Extended MHD Turbulence and its applications to the SOLAR WIND, Hamdi M. Abdelhamid, Manasvi Lingam , and Swadesh M. Mahajan, The Astrophysical Journal, 829:87 (12pp), 2016

A statistical model for relativistic quantum fluids interacting with an intense electromagnetic wave, Swadesh M. Mahajan and Felipe A. Asenjo, Physics of Plasmas 23, 056301 (2016)

Quantum spirals, Z Yoshida and S M Mahajan, J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 49 (2016) 055501 (12pp)

 Mechanisms for multi-scale structures in dense degenerate astrophysical plasmas, N.L. Shatashvili, S.M. Mahajan ,V.I. Berezhiani, Astrophys Space Sci (2016) 361:70

Relativistic Plasma Polarizer: Impact of Temperature Anisotropy on Relativistic Transparency, David J. Stark, Chinmoy Bhattacharjee, Alexey V. Arefiev, Toma Toncian, R. D. Hazeltine, and S. M. Mahajan, PRL 115, 025002 (2015)

 Hot Fluids and Nonlinear Quantum Mechanics Swadesh M. Mahajan, Felipe A. Asenjo, Int J Theor Phys, DOI 10.1007/s10773-014-2341-0

Neutron spin quantum plasmas – Ferromagnetism as a relaxed state, Swadesh M. Mahajan, Felipe A. Asenjo, Physics Letters A 377 (2013) 1430–1433

Ultra High Energy Electrons Powered by Pulsar Rotation, Swadesh Mahajan, George Machabeli, Zaza Osmanov & Nino Chkheidze, 2013, Nat. Sci. Rep., 3, 1262

Spin-Gradient-Driven Light Amplification in a Quantum Plasma, Stefanie Braun, Felipe A. Asenjo, and Swadesh M. Mahajan,  PRL 109, 175003 (2012)

Classical Perfect Diamagnetism: Expulsion of Current from the Plasma Interior, S. M. Mahajan, PRL 100, 075001 (2008)