Liton Majumdar


  • Looking for hiring Ph.D. students through the NISER Ph.D. Program: 2020-21 (Summer Session). Interested candidates can apply in the School of Earth and Planetary Sciences here if they have an interest in Astrochemistry/Cosmochemistry, Astrobiology, Radio (NASA DSN, GBT)/sub-mm (ALMA, NOEMA, IRAM 30m)/infrared astronomy (SOFIA, JWST) to study origin of sun-like stars and planetary systems such as our own solar-system, Exoplanets and its atmospheres, High resolution astronomical spectroscopy of solar-system objects (e.g. comets, asteroids) using ground or space telescopes (e.g. ALMA, NASA’s SOFIA and JWST), Planetary atmospheres.

  • Looking for hiring highly motivated and bright postdoctoral candidates interested in different interdisciplinary areas of Astronomy and Planetary Sciences such as Astrochemistry/Cosmochemistry and Astrobiology, Interstellar Medium, Star and Planet formation, Radio/Sub-millimeter/Infrared astronomy, Exo-Planetary and Solar-system Science, etc. The candidate will have access to the IRAM-30m, ARO-12m, Nobeyama-45m, ALMA Cycle 6 and 7, SOFIA Cycle 7 data, as well as NASA's JWST-MIRI guaranteed time observations. Please contact me ( with your CV, research interest and statement addressing the scientific objective.

    PhDs with Physics/Astronomy and Astrophysics/Space Science (including atmospheric and geophysics)/Planetary Science/Chemistry (Computational or Physical)/Mathematics (Applied) or relevant background may apply. Candidates with good scientific programming to build modeling tools [e.g. Fortran, Python, IDL or similar langugage], astronomical data analysis [e.g. Radio or Sub-mm (GILDAS, CASA) or Infrared or related analysis in astropython], quantum chemical simulation in astrophysical chemistry or computational spectroscopy in astronomy [e.g. Gaussian, CFOUR, PSI4, PROSPE or similar packages] skills are highly encouraged.

    Candidates interested in applying for National Post Doctoral Fellowship (N-PDF) or CSIR Research Associateship can send their CVs along with a brief research statement vi email,

  • Dr. Liton Majumdar of SEPS is one of the co-authors of the latest A&A article, which reports the first discovery of a circumbinary planetary system using ALMA. Link for the press release from CNRS of France which is the French state research organisation and is the largest fundamental science agency in Europe. Note: Discovery of a Circumbinary Planetary System: Spirals induced by the three putative planets, GG Tau Ac (black), GG Tau Ad (cyan), and GG Tau Ae (blue). The white ellipses indicate the approximate inner and outer edge of the dust ring, Phoung et al. (2020)

  • Dr. Liton Majumdar of SEPS awarded with the prestigious Ramanujan Fellowship by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) of Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India after he joined NISER, Bhubaneswar as a faculty.

  • Dr. Liton Majumdar of SEPS selected as a Life Member of the Astronomical Society of India (ASI).

  • Astronomy and Planetary Science Outreach Talk-"Current Challenges and Progresses in Astronomy and Planetary Science" at Centurion University of Technology and Management (CUTM), Odisha on Nov 2, 2019.

  • Astronomy and Planetary Science Outreach Talk- "Are we alone in the Universe" at NISER Chandrayaan-2 Outreach Program on September 7, 2019.