Dr. Sargam Madhav Mulay

Currently, I am working as a post-doctoral researcher at the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune, India.

My new contact details : sargam@iucaa.in (official), sargamastro@gmail.com (personal) 


  • Oct 2014 - Dec 2017 : Ph.D. student, DAMTP, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Jan 2013 - Sept 2014 : Junior Research Fellow at the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune, India (under Prof. Durgesh Tripathi)
  • June - Nov 2012 - Intern at Gauribidanur Observatory, Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), Bangalore, India (under Prof. R. Ramesh)
  • 2010 - 2012 : Master of Science (Physics), University of Pune, India
  • 2007 - 2010 : Bachelor of Science (Physics), University of Pune, India 


I am a member of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) - Atomic Astrophysics research group. I am working with Dr. Helen Mason (supervisor) and Dr. Giulio Del Zanna (advisor). My research interests are observational X-ray and UV spectroscopy, Solar radio physics, Magnetic Reconnection, Coronal Heating and Jets in the Solar atmosphere.

My research is focused on the 'physics of jets' observed in the solar atmosphere. The aim of my research is to understand the initiation and acceleration mechanism of solar jets, their morphology and properties in different layers of solar atmosphere using multiwavelength imaging and spectroscopic observations from the space-based telescopes. I am studying jets in great details using high spatial and temporal resolution data from SDO, Hinode, RHESSI and WIND satellites and comparing results with theoretical models. 

Ph. D. thesis :  EUV Spectroscopy of Solar Active Region Jets

link : https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/277700 

Selected Publications

1) Mulay, S. M., Matthews, S., Hasegawa, T., Del Zanna, G., Mason, H., Toshifumi, S. Flare related active region jets - evidence of 10 MK plasma, submitted to the Solar physics journal and it is under review

2) Mulay, S. M., Del Zanna, G., Mason, H., Cool and hot emission in a recurring active region jet, 2017, A&A, 606, A4

3) Mulay, S. M., Del Zanna, G., Mason, H., Temperature and density structure of a recurrent active region jet, 2017, A&A, 598, 11

4) Dudík, J., Polito, V., Janvier, M., Mulay, S. M. et al., Slipping Magnetic Reconnection, Chromospheric Evaporation, Implosion, and Precursor in the 2014 September 10 X1.6-Class Solar Flare, 2016, ApJ, 823, 41

5) Mulay, S. M., Tripathi, D., Del Zanna, G., Mason, H., Multiwavelength study of 20 jets that emanate from the periphery of active regions, 2016, A&A, 589, 79

6) Chandra, R., Gupta, G., Mulay, S. M. et al., Sunspot Waves and Triggering of Homologous Active Region Jets, 2014, MNRAS, 446, 3741 

7) Mulay, S. M., Subramanian, S. et al., Initiation of Coronal Mass Ejection Event Observed on 2010 November 3: Multi-wavelength Perspective, 2014, ApJ, 794, 78 

8) Ramesh, R., Kishore, P., Mulay, S.M. et al., Low-Frequency Observations Of Drifting, Non-Thermal Continuum Radio Emission Associated With The Solar Coronal Mass Ejections, 2013, ApJ, 778, 30