Sanjit Mitra

Associate Professor (Scientist F) at the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune, India


Research Areas

  • Science with current and upcoming GW detectors
    • Sources and searches for long duration stochastic GW background
    • Efficient detection of Compact Binary Coalescence (CBC)
  • Instrumentation for GW detection
    • Various activities regarding proposal, site survey and data management of LIGO-India
    • Characterisation and reduction of noise in laser interferometric detectors
  • Planning and design of future detectors
    • Training a new generation of interested researchers in GW detection

Also involved in Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) analysis.

Important Publications

  1. A. Ain, P. Dalvi, and S. Mitra, “Fast gravitational wave radiometry using data folding,”Phys. Rev. D 92 (July, 2015) 022003, arXiv:1504.01714 [gr-qc]
  2. A. Ain, S. Kastha, and S. Mitra, “Stochastic gravitational wave background from exoplanets,” Phys. Rev. D 91 (June, 2015) 124023, arXiv:1504.01715 [gr-qc].
  3. E. Thrane, S. Mitra, N. Christensen, V. Mandic, and A. Ain, “All-sky, narrowband, gravitational-wave radiometry with folded data,” Phys. Rev. D 91 (June, 2015) 124012, arXiv:1504.02158 [astro-ph.IM]
  4. E. Thrane, S. Ballmer, J. D. Romano, S. Mitra, D. Talukder, S. Bose, and V. Mandic, “Probing the anisotropies of a stochastic gravitational-wave background using a network of ground-based laser interferometers,” Phys. Rev. D 80 (Dec., 2009) 122002, arXiv:0910.0858.
  5. S. Mitra, S. Dhurandhar, T. Souradeep, A. Lazzarini, V. Mandic, S. Bose, and S. Ballmer, “Gravitational wave radiometry: Mapping a stochastic gravitational wave background,”Phys. Rev. D 77 (Feb., 2008) 042002, arXiv:0708.2728.
  6. S. Mitra, S. V. Dhurandhar, and L. S. Finn, “Improving the efficiency of the detection of gravitational wave signals from inspiraling compact binaries: Chebyshev interpolation,”Phys. Rev. D 72 (Nov., 2005) 102001, arXiv:gr-qc/0507011.


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