Dr. Narayanankutty Karuppath comes with a rich experience of 35 years working in various prestigious national and international institutions. He received his B. Sc. (physics) from the University of Madras in 1976 and his M. Sc. (Physics) from Sardar Patel University in 1978. His academic career started as being a research scholar at the departments of physics & BHU-IT of Banares Hindu University working on X-ray crystallography where he was recipient of UGC senior research fellowship.

He was directly offered a scientific post at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (a premier institute, Under the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India), Bangalore by the then Director, Prof. Dr. J. C. Bhattacharaya. Engaging himself in research activities in observational astronomy and astronomical image processing, he served at the Vainu Bappu Observatory of IIA (Asia’s biggest one) for one and half decades including, in his capacity as its officer-in-charge. He was also a part of the team for setting up the high altitude observatory at Leh, Ladakh in Himalayas. He developed several software packages for image processing and data analysis and was also instrumental in the discovery of the 3-day rotation period of comet Swift-Tuttle.

Dr. Karuppath had also worked with the internationally reputed multinational companies like JP Morgan, Inc. Singapore and the Silicon Illusion Pte. Inc. (A sister concern of Creative International Inc., Singapore). Besides completing several projects he headed the development of a physics engine software package for SIPL. He left SIPL to join the Amrita fraternity at Coimbatore as a faculty of physics in 2004. He was awarded Ph.D degree by Amrita University in 2010 for his research mainly on foundations of quantum mechanics. His thesis titled, “Critical studies in aspects of quantum reality, time and some applications”, attracted excellent comments from both Indian and international referees and the research paper titled, ‘Quantum Non-Locality, Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Argument and Consciousness’, attracted high appreciation from the editor of the international journal Neuroquantology.

Dr. Narayanankutty research interests include Foundations of Quantum Mechanics, Astrophysics, Philosophic and Epistemological aspects of physics, Astronomical image processing, Computer graphics and Applications of Acoustics. He has been recognized as Ph. D. research guide of Bharathiar University. At present five Ph. D. research scholars are working under him. He has given a number of invited lectures in various institutes in India and abroad. He has authored a few scientific articles and has quite a few research papers to his credit. He has also peer reviewed a few international papers.


Publication Type: Journal Article
Year of Publication Publication Type Title
2011 Journal Article A. Ranganath, Ashish, G., K Gopal, V., K. Kutty, N., Namboori, P. K. Krishnan, and Gopakumar, D., “Electrical conductivity and thermodynamic stability of single walled carbon nanotube using first principles”, NanoTrends (Nano Science and Technology Consortium), vol. 11, pp. 18-21, 2011.[Abstract]

Single Walled Carbon Nanotube (SWCNT) is known to have unique thermodynamic and electrical properties which mainly depends upon the chiral index values (n,m). Quantum mechanical modeling and simulation studies were conducted for these samples to characterize the above properties. The energy gap of conducting carbon nano tubes has been found to be negligibly small. Armchair configuration with (n=m) is found to be highly stable. All these samples are found to be conducting. Structures with n and m values (8,7), (7,8),(7,6), (7,2), (6,5), (5,3) (4,5) and (3,5) are found to be unstable and are all semiconductors. More »»
2010 Journal Article N. K. Kutty and Panajikunnatht, Ab, “Quantum nonlocality, Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen argument, and consciousness”, NeuroQuantology, vol. 8, pp. 231-236, 2010.[Abstract]

Indeterminacy, entanglement, non-locality and objective reality are the broad areas in quantum physics that have some bearing to the reality of consciousness. If consciousness has a tangible effect on matter, it should not be considered as taboo to talk about it in physics. We postulate free-will to be the characteristic feature of consciousness, the existence of which can be mathematically modeled and studied. In this paper we argue that, in the light of present developments, both quantum mechanics and cosmology point to a Consciousness Controlled Cosmos. More »»
2009 Journal Article Pa Achuthan and K. Kutty, N., “Aspects of Feynman Graphs”, Electronic Notes in Discrete Mathematics, vol. 33, pp. 43-50, 2009.[Abstract]

Points (vertices) and lines (edges) can be compared to the particles and waves in nature. Graphical, visual representations of objects and processes possess many properties which are quite advantageous and practically useful. Richard P. Feynman, made copious applications of the graph-theoretic language, ideas and methods for understanding the micro-world of elementary particles and their interactions. Here, we discus certain significant features of Feynman graphs or diagrams in the modern context. We make a novel observation that the CPT theorem is embedded in the space-time concepts of Feynman graphs and hence the success and precision of some the calculations of QED are in fact testament to the correctness and accuracy of this theorem. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. More »»
2009 Journal Article N. K. Kutty and Achuthan, P., “Quantum Non-Locality and Universe”, Cornell University archives (arXiv preprint arXiv:0907.1414), 2009.[Abstract]

The notion of Non-Locality (NL) in physics has great epistemological implications and impact on the perceptive of Reality. Numerous counter intuitive experimental results that clearly violate Bell's inequality have prompted several physicists to believe in 'mysterious' non-local correlations particularly in quantum systems of EPR type. Not commenting much on whether NL is true or not, our contention is that NL, in general, leads to the concept of holistic universe and further to a global concept of 'Consciousness-Centered-Cosmos' (CCC) as almost inevitable rational outcome. These suggestions though ostensibly unorthodox, are rather within rational and legitimate frame work of science. Our reasoning is quite distinct from the erstwhile doctrine of the role of consciousness in the measurement problem and state vector reduction although the latter may add further credence to the our contention. We address particularly the implications NL and discuss certain related aspects of new quantum world view in general. The less recognized association of the principles of uncertainty with locality, causality, the arrow of time and reality are brought out. Perhaps these underpinnings are much less appreciated than necessary. More »»
1992 Journal Article M. H. Gokhale, Javaraiah, J., K. Kutty, N., and Varghese, B. A., “Global modes constituting the solar magnetic cycle. I - Search for dispersion relations”, Solar Physics, pp. 138: 35–47, 1992.[Abstract]

The spherical-harmonic-Fourier (SHF) analysis of the sun's magnetic field inferred from the Greenwich sunspot data is refined and extended to include the full length (1874-1976) of the data on the magnetic tape provided by H. Balthasar. Perspective plots and grey level diagrams of the SHF power spectra for the odd and the even degree axisymmetric modes are presented. Comparing these with spectra obtained from two simulated data sets with random redistribution within the wings in the butterfly diagrams, it is concluded that there is no clear evidence for the existence of any relation between the harmonic degree and the temporal frequency of the power concentrations of the inferred field. Apart from the power 'ridge' in the narrow frequency band at about 1/21.4/y, and low ridges at odd multiples of this frequency, there are no other spectral features. This strongly suggests that the solar magnetic cycle consists of some global oscillations of the sun 'forced' at a frequency about 1/21.4/y and, perhaps, weak resonances at its odd harmonics. More »»
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Year of Publication Publication Type Title
2010 Book Chapter N. K. Kutty and Achuthan, P., “Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Paradox and Certain Aspects of Quantum Cryptology with Some Applications”, in Cyber Security, Cyber Crime and Cyber Forensics: Applications and Perspectives: Applications and Perspectives, USA[Editors Dr. T. S. Raghu, (Arizona State University, USA) and Dr. M. Sethumadhavan (Amrita), Dr. Mohit Virendra, (Brocade Communications Corp. USA)]: IGI Global, 2010, p. 231.[Abstract]

The developments in quantum computing or any breakthrough in factorization algorithm would have far-reaching consequences in cryptology. For instance, shor algorithm of factorizing in quantum computing might render the RSA type classical cryptography almost obsolete since it mainly depends on the computational complexity of factorization. Therefore, quantum cryptography is of immense importance and value in the modern context of recent scientific revolution. In this chapter, the authors discuss in brief certain fascinating aspects of Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen (EPR) Paradox in the context of quantum cryptology. The EPR protocol and its connections to the famous Bell’s inequality are also considered in here. More »»
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