Archana Bhattacharyya

Former Director, Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, Mumbai; INSA Honorary Scientist

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20th March 2022 : (3.20 pm to 4.50 pm IST)
Topic: Role of Geomagnetism Studies in coming decades(8 minutes)

Archana Bhattacharyya did her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Physics from the University of Delhi, India, and Ph. D. in condensed matter Physics from Northwestern University, USA, in 1975. After returning to India, she joined the Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (IIG) in Mumbai. She worked as a visiting research scientist at the University of Illinois, Urbana, USA during 1986-87, and as a Senior Research Associate of the National Research Council, USA, at the Air Force Research Laboratory in Massachusetts during 1998 – 2000. Globally known for her work on space weather, ionospheric scintillations, and geomagnetic variations, she was the Director of IIG during 2005 -2010. She has done extensive work on the phenomenon of the equatorial plasma bubble in the low latitude ionosphere, which is an important component of space weather as it has detrimental effects on the operation of satellite-based communication and navigation systems such as the Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and causes distortions in images of the Earth obtained using satellite-borne Synthetic Aperture Radars. She was a two-term Executive Committee member of the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA) and is now an honorary member of IAGA. She is a Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy, the Indian Academy of Sciences, and the National Academy of Sciences, India. She is a recipient of the J. C. Bose National Fellowship from the Science and Engineering Research Board, India, and K. R. Ramanathan Medal of the Indian Geophysical Union.

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20 March 2022
2 – 3 PM: Inauguration
3 – 4 PM: Panel Discussion

21 March 2022
2 – 4 PM: Presentations

22 March 2022
2-4 PM: Presentations

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