What is MARG
The Manipal Advanced Research Group (MARG) was formed in early 2006. Conceived as a specialised academic centre of excellence built on a strong foundation of basic science, one of the primary goals is to incubate and grow new research projects in the fundamental sciences and inter-disciplinary areas through innovative schemes and research programmes. Given the wide variety of expertise available and represented at Manipal University, this initiative also seeks to establish synergies between fundamental research in the natural sciences and engineering.
||Pro Chancellor Dr. H.S. Ballal
||Prof. M.D. Nalapat, UNESCO Peace Chair at Manipal
||Pro Vice Chancellor Dr. H. Vinod Bhat
||Prof. Y .K. Gambhir
||Prof. Gottfried Münzenberg
Dr. Mohini Gupta, Professor
Distinguished Visiting Faculty:
Prof. S. M. Chitre, Ph. D., Centre for Excellence in the Basic Sciences, Mumbai
The Manipal Centre for Natural Sciences (MCNS) within MARG was started in 2011. The primary aim is to grow into a hub of excellence in fundamental research in the pure sciences. A unique and vibrant academic program has been initiated and integrated with existing research at partner institutions in India and abroad. Building on its core strength in physics, MCNS intends to expand to include other natural sciences.
Research faculty positions are available at various levels and can be found at here.
Dr. A. L. Nichols, Ph.D., former Head, Nuclear Data Section, IAEA, Vienna
- Dr. A. V. Eremin, Ph. D., JINR, Russian Federation
Dr. Suresh Lee, Ph. D., formerly Group Director at IGCAR, Kalpakkam, India
Dr. P. Mohanakrishnan, formerly Associate Director, RPG, IGCAR, Kalpakkam, India
Distinguished Fellowship Programme:
The Distinguished Fellowship Programme offers full-time engagement for eminent retired/emeritus researchers active in their fields. The scheme has been designed to offer the flexibility and mobility required to enable the retention of expertise in highly specialized areas.
- Dr. Y. K. Gambhir (Emeritus, Physics Department, IIT-Bombay
- Dr. R. Srivenkatesan (Former Head, RPDD, BARC, Mumbai)
Agreements for academic collaborations in the natural sciences have been signed with
Marie Curie Programme:
Active collaborations with partner institutions in the EU and Argentina are facilitated by the Marie Curie scheme through the European community’s Seventh Framework Programme of Research and Technological Development (FP7). The project entitled “Dynamics of Weakly Bound Quantum Systems” is represented by an international mix of atomic and nuclear physicists engaged in investigating a range of experimental and theoretical questions.
Doctoral candidates interested in pursuing a dissertation in theoretical physics may apply
In keeping with the long standing interest in the physics of super heavy elements, a conceptual design study for a next generation in-flight separator was proposed in 2010 and has been undertaken as a joint MU-GSI-Giessen project.
Post- Doctoral candidates may apply here
Given the existing expertise in theory, MCNS intends to create Theory Group specialising in theoretical studies and the application of state-of-the-art methods to varied areas of nuclear and atomic science including structure, reactions, dynamics of fusion/fission, mass formulae, equation of state and nuclear astrophysics.
Research Faculty positions are available.Candidates interested in post-doctoral work may also apply stating their interests clearly.
Nuclear Structure Data Evaluations for Superheavy elements:
Nuclear data evaluations in the super-heavy mass region above A=260 is an on-going activity. As part of the International Network of Nuclear Structure and Decay Data (NSDD) coordinated by the International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna , evaluated numerical data is updated periodically and added to the Evaluated Nuclear Structure Data File (ENSDF) maintained by the National Nuclear Data Centre at Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA.
Nuclear Data Sheets for A=266-294
Conversion coefficients for superheavy elements
Nuclear fuel cycle and decay heat studies are an on-going activity
Research Faculty positions are available. Candidates interested in post-doctoral work may also apply stating their interests clearly.
MARG is located at :
3rd Floor, University Building, Manipal University, Manipal
Convenor: +91 820-2922800
Administrative office: +91 820- 2922613