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Raman Research Institute is an institute of scientific research located in Bangalore, India. It was founded by Nobel laureate C. V. Raman. Although it began as an institute privately owned by Sir C. V. Raman, it is now funded by the government of India. Wikipedia.

Gupta N.,Raman Research Institute
Astroparticle Physics | Year: 2013

The IceCube experiment has detected two neutrinos with energies between 1 and 10 PeV. They might have originated from Galactic or extragalactic sources of cosmic rays. In the present work we consider hadronic interactions of the diffuse very high energy cosmic rays with the interstellar matter within our Galaxy to explain the PeV neutrino events detected in IceCube. We also expect PeV gamma ray events along with the PeV neutrino events if the observed PeV neutrinos were produced within our Galaxy in hadronic interactions. PeV gamma rays are unlikely to reach us from sources outside our Galaxy due to pair production with cosmic background radiation fields. We suggest that in future with simultaneous detections of PeV gamma rays and neutrinos it would be possible to distinguish between Galactic and extragalactic origins of very high energy neutrinos. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Saripalli L.,Raman Research Institute
Astronomical Journal | Year: 2012

A simple, yet profoundly far-reaching classification scheme based on extended radio morphologies of radio galaxies, the Fanaroff-Riley (FR) classification has been a cornerstone in our understanding of radio galaxies. Over the decades since the recognition that there are two basic types of radio galaxy morphologies, there have been several findings in different wavebands that have reported properties on different scales. Although it is realized that there may be intrinsic as well as external causes, an overarching view of how we may understand the two morphological types is missing. With the radio-power-absolute-magnitude relation (the Owen-Ledlow diagram) as a backdrop, we review and develop an understanding of the two radio galaxy types in light of what is known about them. We have for the first time included the dust properties of the two FR classes together with the relative orientations of dust, host major axis, and the radio axis to present a qualitative framework within which to understand the conditions under which they form. We discuss how the host elliptical and its history can explain the distribution of radio galaxies in the Owen-Ledlow diagram. The mass of the host elliptical galaxy is a crucial player in deciding what type of a radio galaxy it can host in what conditions. Benign conditions, characterized by natural evolutionary processes, most easily give rise to FR-I-type sources in ellipticals of all mass regimes, whereas with FR-IIs we reason that it is hard to form them without mergers. In undisturbed conditions elliptical galaxies appear to acquire stable states where the black hole axis settles along the host minor axis. With the steady conditions and the continuous supply of ambient gas, the FR-Is in principle may be powered for a long time. Aided by mergers and interactions, low-mass ellipticals more easily form FR-II-type sources than more massive hosts. LEG FR-IIs may include dying as well as restarted FR-II radio galaxies. © © 2012. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.

Surya S.,Raman Research Institute
Classical and Quantum Gravity | Year: 2012

We present evidence for a continuum phase in a theory of 2D causal set quantum gravity which contains a dimensionless non-locality parameter (0, 1]. We also find a phase transition between this continuum phase and a new crystalline phase which is characterized by a set of covariant observables. For a fixed size of the causal set, the transition temperature β 1 c decreases monotonically with . The locus of the transition in the β 2 versus plane asymptotically approaches to the infinite temperature axis, suggesting that the continuum phase survives the analytic continuation. © 2012 IOP Publishing Ltd.

Kumar S.,Raman Research Institute
Israel Journal of Chemistry | Year: 2012

This review article provides a bird's-eye view on discotic liquid crystals and their potential applications. Design principles, synthesis, modification of physical properties and potential applications of some common discotic liquid crystals have been briefly summarized. Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

Sabhapandit S.,Raman Research Institute
Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics | Year: 2012

The formalism of Kundu, for computing the large deviations of heat flow in harmonic systems, is applied to the case of single Brownian particle in a harmonic trap and coupled to two heat baths at different temperatures. The large-τ form of the moment generating function e -λQg(λ)exp[τμ(λ)], of the total heat flow Q from one of the baths to the particle in a given time interval τ, is studied and exact explicit expressions are obtained for both μ(λ) and g(λ). For a special case of the single particle problem that corresponds to the work done by an external stochastic force on a harmonic oscillator coupled to a thermal bath, the large-τ form of the moment generating function is analyzed to obtain the exact large deviation function as well as the complete asymptotic forms of the probability density function of the work. © 2012 American Physical Society.

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