Sarkar – University of Copenhagen

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Subir Sarkar

Professor, Astroparticle Physics

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Blegdamsvej 17, DK-2100 Copenhagen Building C, room Cb5

Subir Sarkar was educated in India, obtaining his BSc & Msc degrees at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He did both experimental and theoretical work in cosmic ray astrophysics at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bombay, where he was appointed to a staff position and awarded a PhD (1982). Subsequently he held visiting positions at Oxford Astrophysics, SISSA Trieste, CERN Geneva and the Rutherford Laboratory Chilton, after switching to the then emerging field of astro-particle physics.

He has been at the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics at Oxford since 1990, having successively been appointed Lecturer (1998-), Professor (2006-) and Head of the Particle Theory Group (2011-). He became an Associate of the Discovery Center at NBI in 2010 and developed close ties to the NBIA. He now spends half his time in Copenhagen building up the Astroparticle Physics Group, supported by a Niels Bohr Professorship 2013-18 awarded by the Danish National Reseach Foundation.

His research interests are focussed on the interface between astrophysics & cosmology and fundamental physics, in particular dark matter, dark energy, inflation and high energy cosmic radiation. He is involved in both theoretical studies as well as experiments: the IceCube Neutrino Observatory and the Cherenkov Telescope Array.