Prof K Yugindro Singh

Designation: Professor & Dean (Mathematical and Physical Sciences)

Specialization: High Energy Astrophysics

Contact:

Email: yugindro361 [AT] gmail.com

MSc, Ph.D. (Delhi University)

RESEARCH PAPERS:

  • A. Senorita Devi & K. Yugindro Singh (2014), “Discovery of an ultra-luminous source candidate, ULX (X-8) in NGC 3384 with Chandra”, Astrophysics and Space Science (ISSN 0004-640X (Print) 1572-946X (Online)), DOI: 10.1007/s10509-014-2091-8.
  • Irom Ablu Meitei, T. Ibungochouba Singh & K. Yugindro Singh (2014), “Quantum nonthermal radiation of nonstationary rotating de Sitter cosmological model”, International Journal of Modern Physics D (ISSN 0218-2718 (Print) 1793-6594(Online)), Vol. 23, Pages 1450077 (1-10); DOI: 10.1142/S0218271814500771.
  • Ngangbam Ishwarchandra, N. Ibohal & K. Yugindro Singh (2014), “Schwarzchild black hole in dark energy background”, Astrophysics and Space Science (ISSN 0004-640X (Print) 1572-946X (Online)), DOI: 10.1007/s10509-014-2071-z.
  • Salam Ajitkumar Singh, Irom Ablu Meitei, Kangujam Yugindro Singh (2014), ‘Optical luminosity function of the QSOs observed with the Sloan Digital Sky Surevey Data Release (SDSS DR7)’, International Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ISSN 9161-4717 (Print) 2161-4725 (Online)), Vol. 4, Page 474-478, DOI: 10.4236/ijaa.2014.43043
  • Shanjit Heisnam, Irom Ablu Meitei, Kangujam Yugindro Singh (2014), ‘Motion of a test particle in the Kerr-Newman De/Anti De Sitter Space-Time’, International Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ISSN 9161-4717 (Print) 2161-4725 (Online)),  Vol. 4, Page 365-373, DOI: 10.4236/ijaa.2014.42031.
  • T. Ibungochouba Singh, I. Ablu Meitei and K. Yugindro Singh (2014), “Hawking radiation and entropy of Kerr-Newman black hole”, Astrophysics and Space Science (ISSN 0004-640X (Print) 1572-946X (Online)), DOI: 10.1007/s10509-014-1927-682.
  • H. Shanjit, I. Ablu Meitei &  K. Yugindro Singh (2014), “Geodesics of a test particle inside Kerr-Newman de/anti de Sitter black hole”, HORIZON- a Journal of Physics  (ISSN  2250-0871), (in Press).
  • K. Yugindro Singh (2014), “Telescopes”, Souvenir of the Regional Science Congress on “Innovations in Science and Technology for Inclusive Development” organized by Indian Science Congress Association-Imphal Chapter & Manipur University during December 30-31, 2013, Pages 13-19.
  • Ngangbam Ishwarchandra & K. Yugindro Singh (2013), “Vaidya black hole in non-stationary de Sitter space: Hawking’s Temperature”, Astrophysics and Space (ISSN 0004-640X (Print) 1572-946X (Online)),  Vol. 350, Page 285-292; DOI: 10.1007/s10509-013-1712-y.
  • T. Ibungochouba Singh, I. Ablu Meitei and K. Yugindro Singh (2013), “Hawking radiation of Kerr-de Sitter black holes using Hamilton-Jacobi method”, Astrophysics and Space Science (ISSN 0004-640X (Print) 1572-946X(Online)), Vol. 345, Page 177-182, DOI: 10.1007/s10509-013-1380-y.
  • Irom Ablu Meitei and Kangujam Yugindro Singh (2013), “Evolution of QSOs- The Optical Luminosity Function”, International Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ISSN 9161-4717 (Print) 2161-4725 (Online)), Vol. 3, Page 87-92, and DOI: 10.4236/ijaa.2013.32009.
  • Ngangbam Ishwarchandra & Kangujam Yugindro Singh (2013), “Vaidya Solution in Non-Stationary de Sitter Background: Hawking’s Temperature”, International Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ISSN 9161-4717 (Print) 2161-4725 (Online)), Vol. 3, Page 494-499, DOI: 10.4236/ijaa.2013.34057.
  • N. Ibohal, Ngangbam Iswarchandra & K. Yugindro Singh (2011), “Non-vacuum conformally flat space-times: dark energy”, Astrophysics and Space Science (ISSN 0004-640X (Print) 1572-946X (Online)), Vol. 335, page 581-591, DOI:  10.1007/s10509-011-0767-x.
  • N. Ibohal, Ngangbam Iswarchandra & K. Yugindro Singh (2011), “Exact solutions of Einstein’s equations possessing dark energy”, eprint arXiv: 0903.3134v4 [gr-qc] 1 Jul 2011.
  • Irom Ablu Meitei,  K. Yugindro Singh,  T. Ibungochouba Singh,  N. Ibohal, “Phase transition in the Reissner–Nordström black hole”, Astrophysics and Space Science (ISSN 0218-2718 (Print) 1793-6594(Online)), Vol. 327,  Page 67-69(2010).
  • N. Ibohal, Ngangbam Iswarchandra & K. Yugindro Singh (2009), “Rotating dark matter solution admitting dark fluid” eprint arXiv:0904.1054v2[gr-qc] 25 Apr 2009.
  • N. Ibohal, Ngangbam Iswarchandra & K. Yugindro Singh (2009), “Relativistic dark matter solution possessing dark energy” eprint arXiv: 0903.3134v2 [gr-qc] 7 Apr 2009.
  • I. Ablu Meitei, K. Yugindro Singh (2009), “The space density of QSOs”, Research Analysis and Evaluation (ISSN 0975-3486), Vol.1, page 1-4.
  • H. Subadani Devi & K. Yugindro Singh (2009), “Science Communication in Manipur”, Indian Journal of Science Communication (ISSN 0972-429X), Vol.8, page 3-5.
  • A. Senorita Devi, R. Misra, K. Shanthi, and K. Y. Singh (2008), “The spectral and temporal properties of an ultra-luminous x-ray source in NGC 69C 6946”, Astrophysical Journal (ISSN 0004-637X), Vol. 682, page 2218-2229, and DOI: 10.1086/589710.
  • Irom Ablu Meitei and K. Yugindro Singh (2008), “The Space Distribution of QSOs”, Indian Journal of Physics (ISSN 0973-1458(Print) 0974-9845 (Online)), Vol. 82, page 147-154.
  • I. Ablu Meitei, K. Yugindro Singh (2008), “Evolution of the Quasi-Stellar Objects (QSOs)”, Proc. – XI Manipur Science Congress, Manipur University (March 28-30, 2008), page 96-99.
  • A. Senorita Devi, R. Misra, V. K. Agrawal, and K. Y. Singh (2007), “The dependence of the estimated luminosities of ULX on spectral models”, Astrophysical Journal (ISSN 0004-637X), Vol. 664, page 458-466, DOI: 10.1086/518533.
  • N. S. Singh, S. Naik, B. Paul, P. C. Agrawal, A. R. Rao & K. Y. Singh (2002), “New measurements of orbital period change in Cygnus X-3”, Astronomy & Astrophysics (ISSN 0004-6361 (Print) 1432-0746 (Online)), Vol. 392, page 161-167, DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20020923.
  • N. S. Singh, K. Y. Singh, S. Naik, B. Paul, P. C. Agrawal, A. R. Rao, S. Seetha, K. Kasturirangan (2001), “Observation of X-ray Binary Cygnus X-3 by Indian X-ray Astronomy Experiment”, Bulletin of the Astronomical Society of India (ISSN 0304-9523 (Print) 2249-9601 (Online)), Vol. 29, page 351-354.
  • B. Paul, S. Naik, N. S. Singh, K. Y. Singh, P. C. Agrawal, A. R. Rao, S. Seetha, K. Kasturirangan (2001),  “New measurements of orbital period changes in Cygnus X-3”, Advances in Space Research (ISSN 0273-1177), Vol. 28, page 405-409, DOI:  10.1016/S0273-1177(01)00439-2.
  • P. C. Agrawal, K. Mukherjee, S. Naik, B. Paul, A. R. Rao, J. S. Jadav, K. Kasturirangan, S. Seetha, K. Y. Singh (2000), Broad Band X-ray Spectra of Cosmic Sources: Proceedings of the E1.1 Symposium of COSPAR Scientific Commission E, held during the 32nd COSPAR Scientific Assembly, 12-19 July, 1998 in Nagoya, Japan. Edited by K. Makishima, L. Piro, and T. Takahashi. Published for the Committee on Space Research by Pergamon Press, p. 357.
  • P. C. Agrawal, K. Mukherjee, S. Naik, B. Paul, A. R. Rao, J. S. Jadav, K. Kasturirangan, S. Seetha, K. Y. Singh (2000), “Studies of binary sources with the Indian X-ray Astronomy Experiment”, Advances in Space Research (ISSN 0273-1177),  Vol. 25, page 357-362, DOI: 10.1016/S0273-1177(99)00758-9.
  • A. R. Rao, P. C. Agrawal, B. Paul, R. K. Manchanda, K. Y. Singh (1998), “Hard X-ray pulse profile of GX1+4”, Advances in Space Research (ISSN 0273-1177), Vol. 22, page 1003-1006, DOI: 10.1016/S0273-1177(98)00132-X.
  • K. Yugindro Singh (2005), “Cosmic ray hadronic interactions in nuclear emulsions”, Proc. of the 4th Conference on Physics Research in North East, held at Gurucharan College, Silchar, Assam (Nov 5-6, 2004), Page 181.
  • K. Yugindro Singh, R. K. Sanatomba, N. Puinapati Devi (2000), “Parameterization of heavy particle distribution for hadron-emulsion interactions”, Journal of Assam Science Society (ISSN 0587-1921), Vol. 41, page 106-119.
  • D. P. Goyal, Animesh Kumar, K. Yugindro Singh (1989), “Characteristics of clusters in nucleon-nucleus interactions at ultra-high energies (≥ 1TeV)”, Canadian Journal of Physics (ISSN 0008-4204), Vol. 67, page 119-127, DOI: 10.1139/p89-018.
  • D. P. Goyal, K. Yugindro Singh, S. Singh (1986), “Comparative study of various methods of primary energy estimation in N-N interactions”, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A (ISSN 0168-9002), Vol. 251, page 347-353, DOI: 10.1016/0168-9002(86)90801-6.
  • D.P. Goyal, S. Singh, K. Yugindro Singh (1986), “Development of the multiple processes in nuclei at high energies”, Nuovo Cimento A (ISSN 0369-3546 (Print) 1826-9869 (Online)),   Vol. 94, page 331-338, DOI: 0.1007/BF02894908.

INVITED TALKS / PAPERS PRESENTED / CONFERENCES / SEMINARS

  • Hawking radiation from non-stationary rotating de Sitter black hole” in the 3rd International Omics Conference held at San Antonio, Texas, USA (August 11-13, 2014).
  • “Astronomy with small telescopes” in the 12th Asia-Pacific Regional International Astronomical Union Meeting (APRIM 2014) held at Daejeon, South Korea (August 18-22, 2014).
  • “Measuring the stars” in the Regional Science Congress on “Innovations in Science and Technology for Inclusive Development” organized by ISCA-Imphal Chapter & Manipur University during December 30-31, 2013.
  • “Techniques for Measuring the Properties of Stars” at the “RIST Lecture Series-3” organized by the Manipur Association for the Promotion of Science (MAPS) & Research Institute of Science and Technology (RIST), Manipur during January 21, 2014.
  • “Observations with small telescopes” in the 3-Day National Introductory Workshop in Astronomy & Astrophysics organized by the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune and the Department of Physics, Manipur University during February 10-12, 2014.
  • “Measuring the Properties of Stars” in the National Introductory Workshop in Astronomy & Astrophysics organized by the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune and the Department of Physics, Manipur University during February 10-12, 2014.
  • Workshop on the Compilation of Manipuri Glossaries in Chemistry, Physics and Sociology organized by National Translation Mission, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore in collaboration with the Department of Linguistics, Manipur University during July 18-24, 2013.
  • Participated as an Expert in the Night-Watch Programme of the INSPIRE Science Camps, 2013 organized by Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India at Manipur University during August 14-18, 2013.
  • Second Workshop on the Compilation of Manipuri Glossaries in Physics and Sociology organized by the National Translation Mission, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore during October 21-31, 2013.
  • “Motion of a test particle inside a Kerr-Neumann de/anti-de Sitter spacetime” at the “International Conference on differential geometry and relativity” held at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh during November 20-22, 2012.
  • “Non-stationary Vaidya-Bonnor de Sitter black holes”  at the “International Conference on differential geometry and relativity” held at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh during November 20-22, 2012.
  • “Astronomy for Laymen” in the UGC Orientation Course organized by the Department of Life Sciences, Manipur University (July 25, 2012).
  • “Perspectives of Astronomy” in the DST’s INSPIRE Internship -2012 Science Summer Camp conducted at Manipur University during 7th to 11th August, 2012.
  • “Variational Calculus” in the UGC Refresher Course in Physics on the theme “Recent Advances in Material Sciences” organized by the Department of Physics, Manipur University during 3rd to 22nd September, 2012.
  • “Day to Day Astronomy” in the UGC Refresher Course on “Global Climate Change and Biodiversity Conservation” organized by the Department of Life Sciences, Manipur University during 21st January to 11th February, 2013.
  • “Observational Astronomy” in the UGC Refresher Course in Mathematics organized by the Department of Mathematics, Manipur University (March 20, 2013). 
  • “Non-Vacuum conformally flat space-times: dark energy” at the International Conference on Theoretical and Applied Physics (ICTAP) held at IIT, Kharagpur during December 1-2, 2012.  
  • “ISTV Live Phone-in-interaction Programme on Transit of Venus 2012” held at ISTV, Imphal on June 06, 2012.
  • “Astronomy Observatory at Manipur University” at the “JES- IUCAA Workshop on Teaching and Research Using Small Telescope”  held at JES College, Jalna during 17-18 October, 2011.
  • “ISTV Live Phone-in-interaction Programme on Total Lunar Eclipse” held at ISTV, Imphal on December 10, 2011.
  • “The QSO optical luminosity function and estimation of the cosmological constant ” at the 7th PANE National Conference  in Physics  held at Manipur University, Imphal  during 5-6 October, 2010;
  • “Evidence for intermediate-mass black hole in an ultraluminous X-ray source, X-7, in NGC 6946” at the 7th PANE National Conference  in Physics  held at Manipur University, Imphal  during 5-6 October, 2010;
  • “Preparatory results of astronomical optical spectral observations with an optical telescope at MU Physics Department” at the 7th PANE National Conference  in Physics  held at Manipur University, Imphal  during 5-6 October, 2010;
  • “Exact solutions of Einstein’s equations possess dark energy” at the 7th PANE National Conference in Physics held at Manipur University, Imphal during 5-6 October, 2010.
  • “On the Thermodynamics of the Reissner Nordström Black Hole” & “A rotating solution admitting non-perfect fluid with negative pressure” at the Conference on Gravitation Theories and Astronomy (CGTA) held at  Nilakanthrao Shinde Science & Arts College, Bhadrawati, Chandrapur, Maharashtra during Dec 28-30, 2009).
  • “Astronomy – Past and Future”: a seminar organized by the Department of Education(S), Govt. of Manipur, on Dec 28, 2009.
  • “Evolution of QSOs”, at XI Manipur Science Congress held at Manipur University during March 28-30, 2008.
  • “The space distribution of QSOs”, at the Vth Conference of the Physics Academy of the North East Conference (PANE Conference-2007) held at Gauhati University during March 1-2, 2007.
  • “Luminosities of ultraluminous X-ray sources”, at the International Conference on Measuring Spin & Mass of Black Holes held at IUCAA, Pune during December 18-20, 2007.

PUBLISHED BOOKS:

  • ‘A First Course in Special Functions’ (2009),  University Book House (Pvt.) Ltd, Jaipur (ISBN#978-81-8198-238-4);
  • ‘A Primer of Special Functions’ (2009), Mohit Publications, New Delhi  (ISBN#978-81-7445-444-7);
  • Contributed a chapter entitled “Orbit of a test particle inside Kerr-Newman de/anti-de Sitter black hole” (2014), in the book Recent Trends of Mathematics and its Applications, EBH Publishers, New Delhi (ISBN: 978 93 83252 404), Page 14-24.

UNDERTAKEN PROJECT WORKS:

SI

PROJECT NAME

FUNDING AGENCY

DURATION

STATUS

BUDGET

1

“A CCD photometric study of some SU UMa stars”

ISRO,

Govt. of India

3 yrs
(1.10. 2013 - 30.9. 2016)

Ongoing

17,10,000/-

2

“A study of variability and spectra of some variable stars using single channel  photometry and spectroscopy” 

UGC,

Govt. of India

3 yrs
(1.2. 2009 - 31.1. 2012)

Completed

9,68,000/-

3

“Development of  stellar photometric observational facility at Manipur University”

DST,

Govt. of India

3 yrs
(1.4. 2004 - 31.3. 2007)

Completed

13,44,000/-

4

“Studies of time variability and spectra of some cosmic X-ray sources”

DST,

Govt. of India

3 yrs
(20.12.1997 - 19.12.2000)

Completed

6,55,270/-

 

OTHER INFORMATION:

(a)   International recognitions:

The astrophysics team led by Prof. Yugindro has achieved landmark feat by becoming the first team from India to discover one Ultra-luminous source candidate (ULX) and seven X-ray binaries simultaneously in the NGC 3384 galaxy and also for becoming the first team not only from India but also from the entire Asian continent to participate successfully in the international ‘Orion Project’ headquarted at Phoenix, Arizona, USA.  What follows are brief descriptions of the two remarkable achievements:

1.       One ULX and seven X-ray binaries in NGC 3384 are discovered

In a major breakthrough, two members of the astrophysics team of Manipur namely, Prof. K. Yugindro Singh of Physics Department, Manipur University, India and his former Ph.D. student Dr. A. Senorita Devi of Physics Department, Assam University, India have discovered an Ultra-luminous X-ray source (ULX) in the previously unstudied galaxy NGC 3384 by using the Chandra observational data provided by Chandra X-ray Center (CXC), NASA, USA.   An ULX emits more radiation in the X-rays than do a million suns at all wavelengths.  This newly found object which has been named as ULX  (X-8) has luminosity ∼1.52 × 1039 ergs s−1 in the 0.3–10.0 keV energy band and a bolometric luminosity ∼2.43 × 1039 ergs s−1. The ULX is spectrally hard in X-rays, with powerlaw photon index, Γ ∼ 1.97 when fitted with an absorbed power law. The spectral property of this object, when fitted with an absorbed disk blackbody, appears to be consistent with nearly a 30M? black hole accreting at ∼0.58 times its Eddington luminosity. The light curve of this ULX source has shown no signature of short-term variability in kilo-seconds time scales. Apart from the ULX (X-8), seven new X-ray binaries of NGC 3384 are also discovered during the investigation. 

On May 5 last, a report regarding the discovery of ULX (X-8) and the seven X-ray binaries was submitted to Astrophysics and Space Science, Springer, Dordrecht, Netherland. After its confirmation, the report was published in its online journal with DOI 10.1007/s10509-014-2091-8 on September 6, 2014.

Reference: A. Senorita Devi & K. Yugindro Singh. Discovery of an ultra-luminous X-ray source candidate, ULX (X-8) in NGC 3384 with Chandra. Astrophysics and Space Science, DOI 10.1007/s10509-014-2091-8 (September 6, 2014)

2.       MU Observatory has become world class

Since January 2012, MU observatory has been participating, as the lone member from India, in the International “Orion Project”, headquartered at Phoenix, Arizona, USA for photometric and spectroscopic observation of five variable stars of the Orion constellation namely, Betelgeuse (alpha Orionis), Rigel (beta Orionis), Mintaka (delta Orionis), Alnilam (epsilon Orionis) and Alnitak (zeta Orionis). As on September 2, 2014, eighteen observatories across the globe (12 from USA, 1 from India, 1 from UK, 1 from France, 1 from New Zealand, 1 from Austria, 1 from Germany) are taking part in the Orion Project. The photometric data obtained from MU Observatory were presented in the 33rd Symposium on Telescope Science, held at Ontario, California, USA during June 12-14, 2014 and they are incorporated in a research paper published by the renowned astronomer Jeffrey Hopkins of Hopkins Phoenix Observatory, Arizona, and USA.

FURTHER REFERENCES:

 (b). Successful observation of the Transit of Venus

Prof. Yugindro could make a live show of the observation of the rarest spectacular event of the Transit of Venus (across the surface of the Sun) on June 6, 2012 to thousands of people of the State of Manipur, by using an indigenously developed solar observation facility. Some photos and a video footage of the observation of the Transit of Venus were published in the youtube network:

1    www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJiTr4D3kLg

2    www.youtube.com/watch?v=MztHnUIKZmM

 

(c). Foreign visits for giving invited talks

  • Prof.  Yugindro delivered an invited talk ““Hawking radiation from non-statioary rotating de Sitter black hole” in the 3rd International Omics Conference held at San Antonio, Texas, USA (August 11-13, 2014).
  • He also delivered an invited talk “Astronomy with small telescopes” in the 12th Asia-Pacific Regional International Astronomical Union Meeting (APRIM 2014) held at Daejeon, South Korea (August 18-22, 2014).

(d) National recognitions:

  • Professor K. Yugindro Singh is currently a senior Visiting Associate of Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune;
  • Prof. Yugindro is also a Life-Member of the Astronomical Society of India.
  • UGC appointed Prof. Yugindro as the Programme Coordinator of the Special Assistance Programme (SAP) at DRS-I level of the Department of Physics, Manipur University for a period of 5 years (2011-2016).