Qualification: 
Ph.D, MSc
narayanankuttyk@am.amrita.edu

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 Vishwa Vidyapeetham 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.

Publications

Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Conference Publication Type Title

2017

Journal Article

Sathya Narayan, Jayant Murthy, and Narayanankutty Karuppath, “Dust scattering from the Taurus Molecular Cloud”, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 466, no. 3, pp. 3199–3205, 2017.[Abstract]


We present an analysis of the diffuse ultraviolet emission near the Taurus Molecular Cloud based on observations made by the Galaxy Evolution Explorer. We used a Monte Carlo dust scattering model to show that about half of the scattered flux originates in the molecular cloud with 25 per cent arising in the foreground and 25 per cent behind the cloud. The best-fitting albedo of the dust grains is 0.3, but the geometry is such that we could not constrain the phase function asymmetry factor (g).

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2015

Journal Article

Ann Elizabeth Silviya, Kavitha G., Narayanankutty Karuppath, and P. K. Krishnan Namboori, “Insilico modeling of chitosan as a drug delivery system”, International Journal of Drug Delivery, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 27-31, 2015.[Abstract]


Computational modeling of polymeric nanoparticles as drug carriers have been extensively studied due to their varied functionalities, tunable structures and the capability of controlled drug release. Nano particulate polymeric drug delivery systems enable a cell specific targeting with negligible side effects and drug release based on change in physiological conditions. Eight common polymers are modeled and the various properties have been predicted. ADMET, QSAR, thermodynamic and electronic properties have been predicted and compared using SAR as well as quantum mechanical density functional methods. Comparison of the predicted properties suggests that chitosan, which is a natural polymer and has some advantages over others is a promising drug carrier candidate for tumor. © 2014, Advanced Research Journals. All rights reserved.

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2015

Journal Article

Lakshmi S. Bose, Narayanankutty Karuppath, N. V. Sujatha, and Jayant Murthy, “Extragalactic survey using GALEX–spitzer matching fields”, Astronomy Letters, vol. 41, pp. 704–711, 2015.[Abstract]


We have used Spitzer observations of galaxies in the ELAIS-N1 region centered at 16h10m01s, +54◦30{\textasciiacutex}36˝ to extend the effective sensitivity of GALEX UV observations of the same region. Spitzer is more sensitive to external galaxies than GALEX and we have searched for UV sources at the positions of galaxies in the Spitzer catalog. This has allowed us to extend the sensitivity of the GALEX instrument to 27th magnitude. We have compared the derived number counts of galaxies in the two GALEX bands to standard models of galaxy evolution finding good agreement.The total contribution of these galaxies to the UV background is about 40 photons cm−2 sr−1 s−1 {\AA}−1, in agreement with previous determinations.

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2015

Journal Article

S. N. Jyothy, Jayant Murthy, Narayanankutty Karuppath, and N. V. Sujatha, “Diffuse Radiation from the Aquila Rift”, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 454, pp. 1778-1784, 2015.

2015

Journal Article

Lakshmi S Bose, N.V Sujatha, and Narayanankutty Karuppath, “UV-IR correlation studies in Orion”, Baltic Astronomy, vol. 24, pp. 327-334 , 2015.

2015

Journal Article

Ann Elizabeth Silviya, Kavitha G., Narayanankutty Karuppath, and P. K. Krishnan Namboori, “Efficiency of Chitosan Drug Delivery System-A Computational Analysis”, International Journal of Current Research, vol. 7, no. 6, 2015.

2014

Journal Article

Lakshmi S Bose, Narayanankutty Karuppath, N. V. Sujatha, and Jayant Murthy, “Extragalactic Survey of UV Galaxies Using GALEX”, International Organization Of Scientific Research (IOSR), vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 24-27 , 2014.[Abstract]


We report here the results of the study of extragalactic radiation using number counts of galaxies at high galactic latitudes. For this study nine GALEX DIS targets around ELAISN1 in the North Pole. The overlapped regions of two missions cover an area of ~2 square degrees in the selected region. By comparing the point source catalogs of GALEX and Spitzer, we obtained the UV flux (both FUV & NUV) in magnitude for each matching galaxy. We then calculated the number counts of galaxies, N Objects/square degree/magnitude, from the region and compared it with the existing values in the literature. There is drop out of galaxies at the fainter end which is due to low resolution and sensitivity of GALEX when we compared it with Spitzer Extragalactic Representative Volume Survey (SERVS) region – ELIAS-N1 - centered at 16h10m01s, +54°30′36″. From this study we could establish the presence of unresolved objects in the GALEX field.

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2011

Journal Article

A. Ranganath, Ashish, G., K Gopal, V., Narayanankutty Karuppath, Gopakumar, D., and P. K. Krishnan Namboori, “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.

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2010

Journal Article

Narayanankutty Karuppath and Achuthan P., “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.

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2009

Journal Article

Achuthan P. and Narayanankutty Karuppath, “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

Achuthan P. and Narayanankutty Karuppath, “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.

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2009

Journal Article

Achuthan P. and Narayanankutty Karuppath, “On Mathematical Modeling Of Quantum Systems”, AIP Conference Proceedings, vol. 1146, pp. 105-112, 2009.

1992

Journal Article

Gokhale M. H., Javaraiah J., Narayanankutty Karuppath, 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: Presentation

Year of Conference Publication Type Title

2017

Presentation

Balakrishnan Sankar and Narayanankutty Karuppath, “Do Quantum Paradigms Indeed Invoke Consciousness And The Philosophy Of Non-Duality (Advaitha)”. 2017.

2017

Presentation

Jyothi S. Nair and Narayanankutty Karuppath, “Diffuse Ultraviolet Background from a Low Latitude Region”. 2017.

2013

Presentation

Sathyananrayanan K. and Narayanankutty Karuppath, “'Diffuse UV emission from TAURUS Molecular Cloud - A study using GALEX”, national workshop on 'Astronomy: Challenges and opportunities', MACFAST. Kottayam, 2013.

Publication Type: Conference Paper

Year of Conference Publication Type Title

2016

Conference Paper

V. Ranganathan, Prabha G, and Narayanankutty Karuppath, “Constant modulus hybrid recursive and least mean squared algorithm performance comparable to unscented Kalman filter for blind beamforming”, in 2016 IEEE Annual India Conference, INDICON 2016, 2016.[Abstract]


In this paper, we propose an adaptive filtering algorithm, Hybrid Recursive and Least Mean Square-based Constant Modulus Algorithm (RLS-LMS-CMA) for optimized blind beamforming for a Uniform Linear Array (ULA). We consider that Recursive Least Square-based Constant Modulus Algorithm (RLS-CMA) and Least Mean Square-based Constant Modulus Algorithm (LMS-CMA) algorithms are time tested. Therefore, we investigated a combination of RLS-LMS-CMA algorithm. We achieve similar tracking performance when compared to Unscented Kalman Filter-based Constant Modulus Algorithm (UKF-CMA) with minimal computational complexity. Simulations are carried out to compare the performance of RLS-LMS-CMA with other state-of-the-art algorithms. Results obtained indicate that proposed algorithm leads to an equivalent tracking ability and convergence rate of UKF-CMA algorithm. © 2016 IEEE. More »»

Publication Type: Conference Proceedings

Year of Conference Publication Type Title

2016

Conference Proceedings

Sathyanarayan K., Jayant Murthy, and Narayanankutty Karuppath, “Diffuse Ultra-Violet Radiation from Taurus Molecular Cloud”, Astronomical Society of India . 2016.

2014

Conference Proceedings

Lakshmi S Bose, Jayant Murthy, N. V. Sujatha, and Narayanankutty Karuppath, “Number counts of UV Galaxies using GALEX-Spitzer Matching fields”, The 32nd Meetings of Astronomical Society of India. 2014.

2014

Conference Proceedings

Lakshmi S Bose, Jayant Murthy, N. V. Sujatha, and Narayanankutty Karuppath, “Diffuse Ultraviolet emission from Orion Region Using GALEX', Fields”, National Symposium New Horizons of Astronomy and Astrophysics NHO AA. St. Teresa's College, Ernakulam, pp. 35-44, 2014.

2013

Conference Proceedings

Lakshmi S Bose, Jayant Murthy, N. V. Sujatha, and Narayanankutty Karuppath, “Extragalactic Survey in UV Using GALEX And Spitzer- A Study Using Number Counts Of Galaxies’”, National Seminar on Trends in Physical Science Trips-2013. Sree Sankara College, Mattor, Kalady, pp. 47 - 51, 2013.

2013

Conference Proceedings

Lakshmi S Bose, Jayant Murthy, N. V. Sujatha, and Narayanankutty Karuppath, “Correlation Studies Using GALEX Observations Of Sky Near HD 40087’”, National Conference on Science and Technology. Saintgits College of Engineering, Pathamuttom, pp. 14 - 18, 2013.

2013

Conference Proceedings

Narayanankutty Karuppath, Jayant Murthy, N. V. Sujatha, and Jyothy S. Nair, “Study of Diffuse Radiation in the Galactic Plane Using GALEX’”, Swadeshi Science Congress, National Seminar, vol. 23. M.G University Kottayam, pp. 793–796, 2013.

2013

Conference Proceedings

Sathyananrayanan K. and Narayanankutty Karuppath, “'UV Emission from TAURUS Molecular Cloud”, 23rd Swadeshi Science Congress. MG University, Kottayam, 2013.

2012

Conference Proceedings

Lakshmi S Bose, Jayant Murthy, N. V. Sujatha, and Narayanankutty Karuppath, “GALEX Survey of UV Galaxies”, National Conference on emerging Trends in Computer Technology. Archana College of Engineering , Alappuzha, pp. 32 - 36, 2012.

2012

Conference Proceedings

Narayanankutty Karuppath, Lakshmi, S. B., and Jyothi, S. N., “UV Emission from Taurus Molecular Cloud’”, Swadeshi Science Congress. M.G University, Kottayam, p. 850, 2012.

2009

Conference Proceedings

Achuthan P. and Narayanankutty Karuppath, “Statistical Interpretation of Wave Function in Quantum Physics-A Retrospective”, Proc. National Conference on Quality Improvement Concepts and Their Implementation in Higher Educational Institutions (QICIHEI). Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, 2009.

2009

Conference Proceedings

Achuthan P. and Narayanankutty Karuppath, “On Recent Developments in Studies of Fundamental Particles and Interactions”, National Symposium Ramanujan Day Celebrations. 2009.

2009

Conference Proceedings

Sethumadhavan M., Achuthan P., and Narayanankutty Karuppath, “Aspects of Quantum Cryptography and Applications’”, International Indo-US Conference on Cyber Security. Cyber Crime and Cyber Forensics, 2009.

2009

Conference Proceedings

Achuthan P. and Narayanankutty Karuppath, “Aspects of Feynman Graphs-B”, Proc. International Conf. on ‘Graph Theory and Application’. Macmillan Publ, N. Delhi, pp. 186-198 , 2009.

2008

Conference Proceedings

Achuthan P. and Narayanankutty Karuppath, “On Albert Einstein Legacy”, Golden Jubilee National Symposium on Mathematical Methods and Applications (GJNSMMA-2008) . IIT-Madras, p. 12, 2008.

2007

Conference Proceedings

Achuthan P. and Narayanankutty Karuppath, “Aspects of Consciousness and Applications”, International Conference on, Science and Spiritual Quest (AISSQ, Tirupati). AISSQ, Tirupati, 2007.

2007

Conference Proceedings

Achuthan P. and Narayanankutty Karuppath, “On Some PDEs in the Neuroscience’”, National Symposium on Mathematical Methods and Applications (NSMMA-2007), . IIT-Madras, 2007.

2007

Conference Proceedings

Achuthan P. and Narayanankutty Karuppath, “Thoughts on Certain Partial Differential Equations in the Micro-World”, Winter School on “Modelling, Computing and Simulation. IIT-Madras , 2007.

2006

Conference Proceedings

Narayanankutty Karuppath and Achuthan P., “On Discrete form of FFT”, International Conf. on Discrete Mathematics and its Applications. pp. 184-193, 2006.

2006

Conference Proceedings

Narayanankutty Karuppath and Achuthan P., “On the Beginning of Time-A Study”, National Symposium on Mathematical Methods and Applications (NSMMA 2006). IIT-Madras, 2006.

2005

Conference Proceedings

Narayanankutty Karuppath and Achuthan P., “On Bell’s Theorem and Inequality’”, National Symposium on Mathematical Methods and Applications (NSMMA- Ramanujan Day Celebrations. IIT Madras, 2005.

2005

Conference Proceedings

Achuthan P., Narayanankutty Karuppath, and C. S. Shastry, “A Brief study of time”, International Conference on Relativity-2005 (ICR-2005) . Commemoration of Einstein Centenary), Amravati, Maharashtra, p. 16, 2005.

1987

Conference Proceedings

Ghosh K. K., Saleem S., and Narayanankutty Karuppath, “Interstellar shocked region chemistry, certain reactions’”, Astrochemistry, by International Astronomical Union (IAU) . 1987.

1987

Conference Proceedings

Chatterjee S. and Narayanankutty Karuppath, “Computer Simulation of N telescope Interferometry”, International Astronomical Union (IAU), . Paris, 1987.

1987

Conference Proceedings

Giridhar S., Bhattacharya J. C., and Narayanankutty Karuppath, “Image processing facilities at Vainu Bappu Observatory”, Proc. Natl. Work shop on Image Processing in Astronomy. pp. 23 - 87, 1987.

1979

Conference Proceedings

Agarwal M. K., Patel J. V., and Narayanankutty Karuppath, “Growth and characterization of TaS 2 single crystals”, Xth- National conference on Crystallography, . BHU-IIT Varanasi, 1979.

Publication Type: Book Chapter

Year of Conference Publication Type Title

2010

Book Chapter

Narayanankutty Karuppath 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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