Back close
Dr-Sreekanth-V_asst-professor_physics_sciences_engineering_amritauniversity_coimbatore

Dr. Sreekanth V.

Assistant Professor, Department of Sciences, School of Physical Sciences, Coimbatore

Qualification: MSc, Ph.D
v_sreekanth@cb.amrita.edu
Research Interest: Nuclear Astro Physics, Quark-Gluon Plasma, Relativistic Dissipative Hydrodynamics, Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions

Bio

Dr. V. Sreekanth currently serves as Assistant Professor in Physics, Department of Sciences, School of Physical Sciences, Coimbatore. Dr. Sreekanth is a theoretical physicist and his research is mainly on the properties of hot and/or dense nuclear matter, such as Quark-Gluon Plasma created in the relativistic heavy-ion collision experiments and cold dense nuclear matter inside neutron stars.
Dr. Sreekanth also has an academic interest in many aspects of Indology.

Profile: Sreekanth V. 

Publications

Journal Article

Year : 2022

Hyperon bulk viscosity and r-modes of neutron stars

Cite this Research Publication : Hyperon bulk viscosity and r-modes of neutron stars, O. P. Jyothi Lakshmi, P. E. S. Krishnan, P. Thakur, V. Sreekanth and T. K. Jha, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc. 516 (3), 3381-3388 (2022). Impact Factor: 5.287, Quartile: Q1

Year : 2022

Thermal dilepton production in collisional hot QCD medium in the presence of chromo- turbulent fields

Cite this Research Publication : Thermal dilepton production in collisional hot QCD medium in the presence of chromo- turbulent fields, Lakshmi J. Naik, V. Sreekanth, Manu Kurian and Vinod Chandra. J. Phys. G 49 (7), 075103, (2022). Impact Factor: 3.519, Quartile: Q1

Publisher : J. Phys

Year : 2022

Hydrodynamical attractor & thermal particle production in heavy-ion collision

Cite this Research Publication : Hydrodynamical attractor & thermal particle production in heavy-ion collision, Lakshmi J. Naik, Sunil Jaiswal, K. Sreelakshmi, A. Jaiswal and V. Sreekanth, arXiv:2107.08791 [hep-ph] (2021). Under review in Phys. Rev. C. (2022)

Publisher : arXiv

Year : 2020

Second order dissipative hydrodynamics based on effective kinetic theory and electromagnetic signals from QGP

Cite this Research Publication : Second order dissipative hydrodynamics based on effective kinetic theory and electromagnetic signals from QGP, Lakshmi J. Naik and V. Sreekanth, J. Phys. G 50, 025102, (2023). Impact Factor: 3.519, Quartile: Q1

Publisher : J. Phys

Year : 2020

Thermal dilepton production in collisional hot QCD medium in the presence of chromo-turbulent fields

Cite this Research Publication : V. Chandra, Kurian, M., Naik, L. J., and V. Sreekanth, “Thermal dilepton production in collisional hot QCD medium in the presence of chromo-turbulent fields”, under review in Phys Rev D, 2020.

Publisher : under review in Phys Rev D

Year : 2017

Impact of momentum anisotropy and turbulent chromo-fields on thermal particle production in quark-gluon-plasma medium

Cite this Research Publication : V. Chandra and V. Sreekanth, “Impact of momentum anisotropy and turbulent chromo-fields on thermal particle production in quark-gluon-plasma medium”, The European Physical Journal C, vol. 77, p. 427, 2017.

Publisher : The European Physical Journal C

Year : 2015

Quark and gluon distribution functions in a viscous quark-gluon plasma medium and dilepton production via qq¯ annihilation

Cite this Research Publication : Quark and gluon distribution functions in a viscous quark-gluon plasma medium and dilepton production via qq¯ annihilation, Vinod Chandra and V. Sreekanth, Phys. Rev. D 92, 094027 (2015). Impact Factor: 5.407, Quartile: Q1

Publisher : Phys. Rev

Year : 2015

Quark and gluon distribution functions in a viscous quark-gluon plasma mediumand dilepton production via q ̄q annihilation

Cite this Research Publication : V. Chandra and V. Sreekanth, “Quark and gluon distribution functions in a viscous quark-gluon plasma mediumand dilepton production via q ̄q annihilation”, Phys. Rev. D, vol. 92, p. 094027, 2015.

Publisher : Phys. Rev. D

Year : 2014

Relativistic viscous hydrodynamics for heavy-ion collisions: A comparison between Chapman-Enskog and Grad’s methods

Cite this Research Publication : R. S. Bhalerao, Jaiswal, A., Pal, S., and V. Sreekanth, “Relativistic viscous hydrodynamics for heavy-ion collisions: A comparison between Chapman-Enskog and Grad’s methods”, Phys. Rev. C, vol. 89, p. 054903, 2014.

Publisher : Phys. Rev. C

Year : 2013

Particle production in relativistic heavy-ion collisions: A consistent hydrodynamic approach

Cite this Research Publication : R. S. Bhalerao, Jaiswal, A., Pal, S., and V. Sreekanth, “Particle production in relativistic heavy-ion collisions: A consistent hydrodynamic approach”, PHYSICAL REVIEW C, vol. 88, no. 4, p. 044911, 2013.

Publisher : PHYSICAL REVIEW C

Year : 2012

Cavitation and thermal dilepton production in QGP

Cite this Research Publication : J. R. Bhatt, Mishra, H., and V. Sreekanth, “Cavitation and thermal dilepton production in QGP”, Nuclear Physics A, vol. 875, pp. 181 - 196, 2012.

Publisher : Nuclear Physics A

Year : 2011

Shear viscosity, cavitation and hydrodynamics at LHC

Cite this Research Publication : J. R. Bhatt, Mishra, H., and V. Sreekanth, “Shear viscosity, cavitation and hydrodynamics at LHC”, Physics Letters B, vol. 704, pp. 486 - 489, 2011.

Publisher : Physics Letters B

Year : 2010

Thermal photons in QGP and non-ideal effects

Cite this Research Publication : J. R. Bhatt, Mishra, H., and V. Sreekanth, “Thermal photons in QGP and non-ideal effects”, Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2010, p. 106, 2010.

Publisher : Journal of High Energy Physics

Year : 2010

Bulk viscosity in a hyperonic star and $r$-mode instability

Cite this Research Publication : T. K. Jha, Mishra, H., and V. Sreekanth, “Bulk viscosity in a hyperonic star and $r$-mode instability”, PHYSICAL REVIEW C, vol. 82, p. 025803, 2010.

Publisher : PHYSICAL REVIEW C

Year : 2010

Photon emission from out of equilibrium dissipative parton plasma

Cite this Research Publication : J. R.bhatt and V. Sreekanth, “Photon emission from out of equilibrium dissipative parton plasma”, International Journal of Modern Physics E, vol. 19, 2010.

Publisher : International Journal of Modern Physics E

Year : 2007

On attributes of a Rotating Neutron star with a Hyperon core

Cite this Research Publication : T. Jha, Moshra, H., and V. Sreekanth, “On attributes of a Rotating Neutron star with a Hyperon core”, Physical Review C, vol. 77, 2008.

Publisher : Physical Review C

Conference Paper

Year : 2022

Hydrodynamical Attractor and Signals from Quark-Gluon Plasma

Cite this Research Publication : Hydrodynamical Attractor and Signals from Quark-Gluon Plasma, Lakshmi J. Naik, Sunil Jaiswal, K. Sreelakshmi, A. Jaiswal and V. Sreekanth, in “Dynamics of Hot QCD Matter — Current Status and Developments” -arXiv:2208.13440 [nucl-ph] (2022) to appear in Int. J. Mod. Phys. E Impact Factor: 1.174, Quartile: Q3

Publisher : Int. J. Mod. Phys.

Year : 2022

Bulk viscosities and r-mode of massive neutron stars

Cite this Research Publication : Bulk viscosities and r-mode of massive neutron stars, O. P. Jyothi Lakshmi, P. E. S. Krishnan,
P. Thakur, V. Sreekanth and T. K. Jha, to appear in Proceedings of DAE Symp. Nucl. Phys. Symposium, India (2022)

Publisher : Proceedings of DAE Symp. Nucl. Phys. Symposium

Year : 2022

Causal hydrodynamics based on effective kinetic theory and dilepton yield from QGP

Cite this Research Publication : Causal hydrodynamics based on effective kinetic theory and dilepton yield from QGP, Lakshmi J. Naik and V. Sreekanth, in “Dynamics of Hot QCD Matter — Current Status and Developments” -arXiv:2208.13440 [nucl-ph] (2022) to appear in Int. J. Mod. Phys. E. Impact Factor: 1.174, Quartile: Q3

Publisher : . J. Mod. Phys. E.

Year : 2022

Second order viscous hydrodynamics within an effective kinetic theory and thermal particles from QGP

Cite this Research Publication : Second order viscous hydrodynamics within an effective kinetic theory and thermal particles from QGP, Lakshmi J. Naik and V. Sreekanth, AYSS - 2022, JINR Dubna, to appear in Physics of Particles and Nuclei (Fizika Elementarnykh Chastits i Atomnogo Yadra)

Publisher : Physics of Particles and Nuclei

Year : 2021

Shear Viscosity and Chemical Equilibration in QGP

Cite this Research Publication : Shear Viscosity and Chemical Equilibration in QGP, V. Sreekanth, in “Dynamics of QCD matter — current status” -Int. J. Mod. Phys. E 19,2130001, 69-73, (2021). Impact Factor: 1.174, Quartile: Q3

Publisher : Int. J. Mod. Phys.

Year : 2021

Analytical attractors and thermal particle spectra from quark-gluon plasma

Cite this Research Publication : Analytical attractors and thermal particle spectra from quark-gluon plasma, Lakshmi J. Naik, Sunil Jaiswal, K. Sreelakshmi, A. Jaiswal and V. Sreekanth, DAE Symp. Nucl. Phys. 65, 660-661 (2021)

Publisher : DAE Symp. Nucl. Phys

Year : 2020

Thermal dilepton production in collisional hot QCD medium in the presence of chromo- turbulent fields

Cite this Research Publication : Thermal dilepton production in collisional hot QCD medium in the presence of chromo- turbulent fields, Vinod Chandra, Manu Kurian, Lakshmi J. Naik and V. Sreekanth. DAE-BRNS HEP 2020 to appear in Springer Proceedings

Publisher : Springer Proceedings

Year : 2010

Bulk viscosity in hyperonic star and r-mode instability

Cite this Research Publication : Bulk viscosity in hyperonic star and r-mode instability, T.K. Jha, H. Mishra and V. Sreekanth, Phys. Rev. C 82, 025803 (2010). Impact Factor: 3.199, Quartile: Q1

Publisher : Phys. Rev

Academic Qualifications
Degree University
Ph.D [Theoretical Physics] Thesis: Properties of Strongly Interacting Matter under Extreme Conditions Advisor: Prof. Hiranmaya Mishra Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India. 2012
M.Sc [Physics] Thesis: Geometrical Methods of Hamiltonian Dynamics Advisor: Prof. Arul Lakshminarayan Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, Chennai, India. 2005
B.Sc [Physics] University of Calicut, Kerala, India. 2022
Professional Appointments
Position Held Institute/University
Assistant Professor (Senior Grade) Department of Sciences Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore, India July 2019 – present
Assistant Professor (Ordinary Grade) Department of Sciences Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore, India October 2017 – July 2019
Post-Doctoral Fellow Centre for High Energy Physics (CHEP) Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore, India August 2014 – July 2017
Post-Doctoral Fellow Department of Theoretical Physics Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) Mumbai, India April 2012 – August 2014
Post-Doctoral Fellow Theoretical Physics Division Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) Ahmedabad, India February 2012 – March 2012
Doctoral Fellow (JRF & SRF) Theoretical Physics Division PRL, Ahmedabad, India July 2006 – December 2011
Summer Internship Fellowship Project: Motion in Centrally Symmetric Gravitational Field Advisor: Prof. Subhendra Mohanty Theoretical Physics Division PRL, Ahmedabad, India May 2004 – July 2004
Selected Seminars
  • School of Physical Sciences, NISER Bhubaneswar – August, 2017
  • Laboratori Nazionali del Sud INFN, Catania, Italy – October, 2016
  • Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN) , Torino, Italy – October, 2016
  • European Center for Theoretical Studies in Nuclear Physics and Related Areas (ECT*), Trento, Italy – September, 2016
  • Ettore Majorana Foundation & Centre for Scientific Culture, Erice, Italy – September, 2016
  • Centre for High Energy Physics, IISc Bangalore, India – September, 2015
  • Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, India – January, 2014
  • Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, INFN Rome, Italy – June, 2011
  • Institut für Theoretische Physik, Technische Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria – June, 2011
  • Institut für Kernphysik, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany – June, 2011
  • Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics (KFKI), Budapest, Hungary – May, 2011
  • Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, India – December, 2010
  • Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR), Dubna, Russia – August, 2010
  • Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad, India, March 2008
Research

Highlights

  • Our works have shown the importance of viscosity and other non-ideal effects (equation of state, second-order hydrodynamics theories, chemical non-equilibrium, turbulent chromo fields etc) in evolution and signals from heavy-ion collisions.
  • We were the first to study the effect of bulk viscosity in thermal particle (photon and dilepton) production in heavy-ion
  • Our investigations on the phenomenon of cavitation in the expanding QGP produced in heavy-ion collisions, showed the possibility of novel shear viscosity-induced cavitation
  • We were one of the first to study the effect of shear viscosity on thermal particle production using causal second-order hydrodynamical theories.
  • Our studies using an effective chiral model for hyperons showed that significant suppression of r-mode instability window in neutron stars are possible with hyperons
Funded Projects
Sl. No: Title of project Total cost Funding Agency Duration
1. “Studies in Non-equilibrium Quark-Gluon Plasma” (PI) Rs. 21,04,000/- DST/INSPIRE Fellowship/2 019/IF190802 2021-2026
1. “An in-depth study oriented towards rejuvenation of traditional Sanskrit puraṇa- kathākhyāna traditions of Kerala: Pāṭhakam and Cākyār-kūttu” (PI) Rs.13,50,000/- AICTE/IKS/RF P2/2021- 22/05 2022-2024
2. ““An Archeotechnological innovation orchestrating a sustainable architecture towards functional food contact metallic surfaces for the indigent and ethno-classical art-theatre percussion instruments” (PI) Rs.7000000/- DST (SHRI) 2023-2025
Research Guidance

Ph.D. Scholars [2 ongoing]

  1. Lakshmi Naik [DST Inspire PhD Fellow]- Studies in Non-equilibrium QGP 08/2020 –
    Lakshmi J. Naik did her MSc Physics from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (2020) with her Master’s thesis under my supervision was titled Thermal Dilepton Production from q q̄- annihilation under Non-equilibrium Scenarios. She has done a
    summer research program at NISER Bhubaneswar. Currently she is working in the field of Quark-Gluon Plasma with INSPIRE Fellowship. She has ongoing collaboration with NISER, TIFR & IIT Gandhinagar. She has two international journal publications
    (Institute of Physics, Bristol UK) to her credit. She has participated and given talks in national and international conferences. Lakshmi has acted as Teaching Assistant for PG courses I offered.
  2. P. Jyothi Lakshmi [University Research Fellow]- Instabilities in Neutron Stars 07/2022 –
    O. P. Jyothi Lakshmi did her Integrated MSc Physics from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore (2021). Her major project Hyperon Bulk Viscosity and R-mode Damping was on Nuclear Astrophysics. She is a recipient of Vigyan Vidushi Summer Fellowship of TIFR. She has qualified JEST & GATE (2022). She has joined our group in 2022 to work in the field of instabilities in neutron stars with University Fellowship. She has ongoing collaboration with BITS Pilani Goa. She has published a paper in Monthly Notices to Royal Astronomical Society (Oxford). Jyothi has
    participated & presented her work in international conferences. Jyothi has also acted as Teaching Assistant for various UG/PG courses.

PG Projects [16 completed + 2 ongoing]

  1. P. S. AswathiFinite temperature Boson Stars – 12/2022
    Aswathi is a final year Integrated MSc Physics student working on Boson stars for her minor and major projects. She has done a summer internship at IIA (Ooty campus).
  2. S. Keerthi – Slowly Rotating Boson Stars 12/2022
    Keerthi is a final year Integrated MSc Physics student working on aspects of Boson stars for her minor and major projects. She is a recipient of Vigyan Vidushi Summer Fellowship of TIFR.

UG Projects [5 completed + 1 ongoing]

  1. K. S. Aadhithiya – Aspects of Gubser flow  – 01/2023
    Aadhithiya is a third year Integrated MSc Physics student working in relativistic fluid dynamics for his UG thesis.
Awards & Achievements
  1. Research Grant from Department of Science & Technology – Of India under SHRI scheme, January 2023
  2. Research Grant from Indian Knowledge Systems, AICTE, Ministry of Education – Of India, March 2022
  3. Fellowship for Post-Doctoral Research, Center for High Energy Physics, IISc Bangalore (MHRD – of India), 2014–2017
  4. Fellowship for Post-Doctoral Research, Dept. Of Theoretical Physics, TIFR Mumbai (Department of Atomic Energy – of India), 2012–2014
  5. Fellowship for Doctoral studies & Research (JRF & SRF), Theoretical Physics Division, PRL Ahmedabad (Department of Space – of India), 2006–2011
  6. Fellowship under Summer Student Programme, PRL Ahmedabad, May–June 2004
Invited Talks/Seminars
  1. “Invited Talk”, “Emergent Topic In Relativistic Hydrodynamics, Chirality, Vorticity and Magnetic Field” (ET-HCVM), Puri, India, February 2023
  2. “Invited Talk”, “Hot QCD Matter 2022”, Indian Institute of Technology Goa, (IIT Goa), India, May 2022
  3. “Contributory Talk”, “XXIV DAE-BRNS High Energy Physics Symposium” (DAEHEP-2020), National Institute of Science Education and Research, (NISER Jatni),India, December 2020
  4. “Invited talk”, “Workshop on Dynamics of QCD matter” (DQCD-2019), School of Physical Sciences, National Institute of Science Education and Research, (NISER Jatni), India, August 2019
  5. “Seminar”, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT Roorkee) Uttarakhand, India, September 2018
  6. “Seminar”, School of Physical Sciences, National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER, Jatni) Odisha, India, August 2017
  7. “Theory Seminar” (via skype), Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC) Kolkata, India, April 2017
  8. “Seminar” (via skype), School of Physical Sciences, National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER, Jatni) Odisha, India, November 2016
  9. “Group Seminar”, Laboratori Nazionali del Sud INFN Catania, Italy, October 2016
  10. “INFN Seminar”, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN) Sezione di Torino, Italy, October 2016
  11. “ECT∗ Seminar”, European Center for Theoretical Studies in Nuclear Physics and Related Areas (ECT*), Trento, Italy, September 2016
  12. “International School on Nuclear Physics: Nuclear matter under extreme conditions– Relativistic heavy ion collisions”, Ettore Majorana Foundation & Centre for Scientific Culture, Erice, Italy, September 2016
  13. “CHEP In-house symposium”, Centre for High Energy Physics, IISc Bangalore, India, January 2016
  14. “CHEP Seminar”, Centre for High Energy Physics, IISc Bangalore, India, September 2015
  15. “BSM Seminar”, Centre for High Energy Physics, IISc Bangalore, India, May 2015
  16. “Theory Seminar” (skype-talk), Centre for High Energy Physics, IISc Bangalore, India, March 2014
  17. “Free Meson Seminar”, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, India, January 2014
  18. “Free Meson Seminar”, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, India, July 2011
  19. “General Seminar”, Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, INFN Rome, Italy, June 2011
  20. “Theory Seminar”, Institut für Theoretische Physik, Technische Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria, June 2011
  21. “Lunch Club Seminar”, Institut für Kernphysik, Technische Universität Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt), Germany, June 2011
  22. “KFKI RMKI Elméleti Főosztály Szemináriuma” (RMKI Theory Lunch Seminar), KFKI Budapest, Hungary, May 2011
  23. “Quark-Gluon Plasma and Heavy Ion Collisions: Past, Present, Future”, Villa Gualino,Torino, Italy, March 2011
  24. XIX DAE-BRNS “High Energy Physics Symposium” (HEPS 2010), The LNM Institute of Information Technology (LNMIIT), Jaipur, India, December 2010
  25. “Bring your own Phase Diagram”, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, India, December 2010
  26. “Dense QCD phases in Heavy-Ion Collisions” (DM2010), Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR Dubna), Russia, August 2010
  27. “Theory Division Seminar”, Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad, India, July 2010
  28. “Theory Division Seminar”, Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad, India, March 2008
Teaching

I have been teaching UG/PG/PhD courses of School of Physical Sciences and School of Engineering since the time of joining- 2017.

UG

  • PHY312 – Intermediate Mechanics – Even: 2017-18, 2018-19
  • PHY101 – Mechanics & Properties of Matter – Odd: 2018-19
  • PHY340 – Advanced Classical Dynamics – Odd: 2019-20, 2020-21, 2021-22
  • PHY102 – Engineering Physics – Even: 2019-20, 2020-21, 2021-22
  • PHY218 – Modern Physics – Even: 2022-23

PG

  • PHY503 – Mathematical Physics I – Odd: 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21, 2021-22, 2022-23
  • PHY512 – Mathematical Physics II – Even: 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21, 2021-22, 2022-23
  • PHY646 – Fundamentals of Plasma Physics – Odd: 2019-20
  • PHY542 – Introduction to General Theory of Relativity – Odd: 2021-22, 2022-23 MAT506 – Applied Mathematics – Odd: 2022-23

Ph.D.

  • SS863 – Quantum Field Theory – Even: 2020-21, 2022-23 SS864 – Advanced Particle Physics – Even: 2021-22 SS862 – General Theory of Relativity – Odd: 2022-23 Courses Designed
  • PHY642 – Special Theory of Relativity
  • PHY541 – Introduction to Classical Field Theory PHY542 – Introduction to General Theory of Relativity SS861 – Classical Field Theory
  • SS862 – General Theory of Relativity SS863 – Advanced Particle Physics
  • SS864 – Quantum Field Theory
University Services
  1. Member -Board of Studies of Integrated Sc. Physics programs, School of Physical Sciences, Amrita 2022
  2. Member- Board of Studies of D. programs, School of Physical Sciences, Amrita 2022
  3. Member- Department Research Committee, School of Physical Sciences Coimbatore, Amrita 2021
  4. Member- Department Academic Audit Committee, School of Physical Sciences Coimbatore, Amrita 2020
  5. Coordinator- Final Year PG Projects, School of Physical Sciences – Coimbatore, Amrita 2021-22
  6. Advisor- Integrated MSc Physics 2018 batch, MSc Physics 2021, School of Physical Sciences Coimbatore, Amrita 2018-22
  7. Coordinator- Final Year UG Projects, School of Physical Sciences – Coimbatore, Amrita 2019-20
  8. In charge- Webpage, Department of Sciences – Coimbatore, Amrita 2019-20
  9. In charge- Library, Department of Sciences – Coimbatore, Amrita 2018-19
Admissions Apply Now