Founder Member:   

Dr. Swati Deshmukh (PhD Astrophysics, M.Sc. Physics, SET, GATE)

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Main Research Areas: 


Swati Deshmukh obtained an M.Sc. in Physics from the School of Physical Sciences, Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded, in 2008. Then completed her PhD in Astrophysics in 2019 from the same university. Currently, she works as Assistant Professor at the Institute of Science, Nagpur (MS). 

Research Description

Her research interests are in early-type galaxies. This study is based on multiwavelength data. Currently, involved in the following research topics:

  1. Star Formation in elliptical galaxies:

The study of star formation in elliptical galaxies is a significant area of research in astrophysics. Elliptical galaxies are known for their unique properties, such as their high density and lack of spiral arms. While these galaxies are generally considered to be “dead” due to their low level of star formation activity, recent studies have shown that some ellipticals do form stars. Understanding the mechanisms behind star formation in elliptical galaxies can provide insight into the evolution of these systems and the nature of the universe as a whole. To study star formation in elliptical galaxies, a variety of observational techniques can be used. One common approach is to observe the spectral properties of these galaxies using telescopes such as the Hubble Space Telescope or the Very Large Telescope. These observations can reveal the presence of young, hot stars and measure the overall star formation rate in these galaxies. Another approach is to use radio telescopes to observe the cold molecular gas that is required for star formation to occur. These observations can reveal the presence of molecular clouds, which are the sites where new stars are born. By studying the distribution and properties of molecular clouds in elliptical galaxies, researchers can gain insight into the processes that drive star formation in these systems.

Numerical simulations are also an important tool for studying star formation in elliptical galaxies. These simulations can model the formation and evolution of galaxies, including the processes that drive star formation. By comparing the results of simulations with observations, researchers can test different theoretical models and gain a better understanding of the underlying physics behind star formation in elliptical galaxies. Overall, the study of star formation in elliptical galaxies is a complex and challenging field that requires a multidisciplinary approach. By combining observational data, numerical simulations, and theoretical models, researchers can gain a more complete understanding of the processes that shape these systems and the universe as a whole.

  1. Multiwavelength study of early-type galaxies:

The study of early-type galaxies across multiple wavelengths is a crucial area of research in astrophysics. By studying the light, gas, and black holes in these massive, evolved systems, researchers can gain insight into their formation and evolution, as well as the larger-scale structure of the universe. Through the use of multiple telescopes and observing techniques, a multidisciplinary approach is required to fully understand the complex nature of early-type galaxies.


— December 2017 – 2nd prize in oral presentation in District level Avishkar Research Festival-2017
— March 2019 – 2nd prize for poster presentation in Raman Conference for Research Students, Organised by School of Physical Sciences, S.R.T.M.University, Nanded
— April 2015 – March 2020 – Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship by University Grants Commission, India
— August 2006 – Chhatrapati Rajarshi Shahu Maharaj Merit Scholarship

Teaching Experience:
12 years of teaching experience as Assistant Professor in the Institute of Science, Nagpur (MS) from 2010 to 2022. Where she taught Mathematical Physics, Solid State Physics, Quantum Physics etc. papers to degree and master’s students.

Selected Publications:

  1. A multiwavelength view of the ISM in the merger remnant galaxy Fornax A (S P Deshmukh, B T Tate, N D Vagshette, S K Pandey, M K Patil, 2013, RAA, 13, 885) arXiv   Published
  2. Stellar and dust properties in a sample of blue early type galaxies (SP Deshmukh, ND Vagshette, MK Patil, 2022, Serbian Astronomical Journal, 23-32)   arXiv   Published


Video Lectures: 

1. IRAF, ELLIPSE fitting, galaxy surface photometry, dust extinction map



Last Updated on March 20, 2023 by Sonkamble Satish