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Shantanu Desai
Physics Dept., E-622
IIT Hyderabad
Kandi, Telangana 502285

Tel. No.: +914023016173

Email: shntn05[at]

Awards and Recognitions

  • Awarded the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics as a member of the Super-Kamiokande Collaboration for discovery of atmospheric neutrino oscillation and solving the solar neutrino puzzle
  • Employment/Appointments

    Research Interests

    Cosmology and galaxy clusters, Pulsars, GRBs, Indirect dark matter searches, Gravitational wave searches, Neutrino physics and astrophysics, Grid computing, Data reduction pipelines for optical astronomical surveys, Testing modified gravity theories, Inflation

    Press Coverage

    Selected Publications

    Selected Presentations

  • Physics and Astronomy with Upward Muons in Super-Kamiokande Ph. D thesis defense, Boston University, Dec. 2003
  • Searches for Gravitational Wave Bursts : Methods and Challenges Seminar, LIGO-MIT, July 2008
  • Optical Followups of South Pole Telescope Galaxy Clusters Seminar, IUCAA, Pune, July 2012
  • Landscape of Dark Energy Experiments Particle Physics seminar, University of Warsaw, March 2016

    Service to Physics/Astrophysics Community

  • Referee for Phys Rev Lett, Phys Rev D, CQG, Astroparticle Physics, New Journal of Physics, J. Phys. G, PASP
  • Organizing Committee of DES Algorithms meeting, Munich May 2010
  • Organizing Committee of DES Collaboration Meeting, Garching, May 2012
  • Contributions to hepnames database at Spires/Inspire

    Experimental Affiliations