Liton Majumdar


Projects

  • Co-investigator of the Guaranteed Time Observation (GTO) Program of NASA's next flagship astrophysics mission James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) to study physics and chemistry of protostellar binaries in Perseus

  • Member of the Chemistry in Disks (CID) Project which is an international consortium among the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Heidelberg, Germany), Laboratoire d'astrophysique de Bordeaux (Bordeaux, France), Institute de Radio astronomie Millimetrique (Grenoble, France), SETI Institute (Mountain View, USA), Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan, China), Jena Observatory (Jena, Germany), University of Virginia (Charlottesville, USA), and Konkoly Observatory (Budapest, Hungary).

  • Member of the Qualitative to Quantitative: Exploring the Early Solar System by Connecting Comet Composition and Protoplanetary Disk Models Project of International Space Science Institute (ISSI), Bern between University of Bern (Switzerland); American University, University of Missouri at Saint Louis, Catholic University of America, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and NASA Goddard Center for Astrobiology (USA); Institute de Planetologie et d'Astrophysique de Grenoble, Universite d'Orleans (France); Leiden University, University of Groningen (Netherlands); Queen's University, Belfast (UK).

  • Member of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Cradle of Life International Science Working Group (SWG) which provide input to the Square Kilometre Array Organisation (SKAO) on issues relating to the design, commissioning, and future operations of the SKA to address many fundamental science questions using SKA in the future such as (i) What accounts for the diversity in planetary systems? (ii) Are terrestrial planets common in the habitable zone? (iii) Do gas giant planets form in the inner disk or do they migrate there? (iv) What are the implications for Earth-like planets?