Founder Member:   

Ms. Sharda Jogadand (M.Sc. Physics, SET)

Citations – 13
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Main Research Areas: 

Multi-wavelength study of AGN feedback in galaxy clusters in X-ray, radio, optical wavebands, Physics of ICM in galaxy clusters, cavities, shocks, cold fronts, gas sloshing, jets, radio relics etc


Sharda Jogadand earned her M.Sc. in Physics from Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded in 2013. She is presently in the final year of her PhD program and has successfully qualified SET in 2020. Recently, she has joined Shri Shivaji College of Arts, Commerce & Science in Kandhar, Nanded as an Assistant Professor of Physics.

Research description

Characterisation and Analysis of X-ray Binary Systems

X-ray binary systems are a type of binary star system in which one of the stars is a compact object, either a black hole or a neutron star, that accretes matter from its companion star. The accretion process produces intense X-ray emission, making X-ray binaries some of the brightest X-ray sources in the sky. X-ray binaries are important probes of astrophysical processes, such as mass transfer, accretion physics, and the formation and evolution of compact objects, and they have important implications for the study of the larger-scale structure and evolution of the Universe. Following are few open questions in this field, currently I am working:

  1. What is the nature of the accretion process in X-ray binary systems, and how does it vary across different types of systems?
  2. How do X-ray binary systems evolve over time, and what is the role of mass transfer, orbital dynamics, and feedback mechanisms in shaping their evolution?
  3. How do X-ray binary systems produce and emit X-rays, and what are the physical mechanisms that govern the variability and spectral properties of the X-ray emission?
  4. How do X-ray binary systems interact with their surrounding environment, and what are the implications of these interactions for the larger-scale astrophysical phenomena in which they are embedded?
  5. How do X-ray binary systems contribute to the synthesis of heavy elements in the Universe, and what is the role of X-ray binaries in the formation and evolution of galaxies?
  6. What is the role of X-ray binary systems in the production and propagation of high-energy particles, such as cosmic rays and gamma rays?
  7. How can X-ray binary systems be used as probes of fundamental physics, such as the nature of gravity and the properties of compact objects?
  8. What are the limitations and challenges associated with the detection and characterization of X-ray binary systems, and how can these challenges be addressed with new observational techniques and instruments?
  9. How do X-ray binary systems contribute to the understanding of the origin and evolution of black holes and neutron stars, and what are the implications of this for our understanding of the Universe as a whole?
  10. How do X-ray binary systems compare to other types of high-energy astrophysical sources, such as active galactic nuclei and gamma-ray bursts, and what can we learn from the similarities and differences between these sources?


— 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
— August 2006 – Chhatrapati Rajarshi Shahu Maharaj Merit Scholarship

Teaching Experience:

Two years of teaching experience as a Lecturer in Physics in Shri Shivaji College, Parbhani (MS) from 2013 to 2015.

Selected Publications:

  1. A stochastic propagation model to the energy dependent rapid temporal behaviour of Cygnus X-1 as observed by AstroSat in the hard state (Bari Maqbool, S P Mudambi, R Misra, J S Yadav, S B Gudennavar, S G Bubbly, A Rao, S Jogadand, M K Patil, S Bhattacharyya, K P Singh, 2019, MNRAS, 486, 2964)   arXiv   Published
  2. On the reality of broad iron L lines from the narrow line Seyfert 1 galaxies 1H0707–495 and IRAS 13224-3809 (P K Pawar, G C Dewangan, M K Patil, R Misra, S K Jogadand, 2016. RAA, 16, 169) arXiv  Published



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