Educational background

Professional background

Important awards and fellowships of academies

  1. Awarded Ramanna Fellowship of Department of Sc. & Tech., Govt. of India, New Delhi, w.e.f. July 2006, for 3 years, re-newable for another 3 years, at Panjab University, Chandigarh
  2. Awarded Mercator Professorship of DFG (Deutscheforschungsgemeinschaft), Germany, 2005–2006, at Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS), Frankfurt
  3. National Society of Sciences Crafts & Creative Arts (NSCA) National Science Day Award, Feb. 1996, for predicting cold fusion process for synthesizing new (super-heavy) elements in the laboratory. This work was then nominated for the 1997 Noble Prize in Physics
  4. UGC National Fellowship awarded for two years (1993–95)
  5. Awarded Guest Professorship by Deutscheforschungsgemeinschft (DFG – the German Research Society) for 1 year (1990–91) on nomination from the President of the University of Frankfurt
  6. Awarded Guest Professorship by WE-Heraeus Stiftung for 3 months, 1991–92 at J.-L. Uni. Giessen
  7. Visiting Fellow (Honorary title), Dept. of Chemistry, The University Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 1994
  8. "Hari Om Ashram Prerit Shri Harivallabhdas Chunilal Shah Research Endowment" Prize and Gold Medal for 1984–85 in nuclear physics
  9. IAEA and UNESCO awarded Associate Member, ICTP, Trieste, Italy, for 12 years during 1980–93
  10. Alexander von Humboldt Senior (Dozenten) Fellow, Germany, 1973–75 at the Inst. fur Theor. Phy., Frankfurt Univ. Re-visit invitations awarded in 1993, 1998 and 2005
  11. IAEA/UNESCO Fellow, Inter. Centre for Theore. Physics, Trieste, Italy, for 6 months during 1971

Main area of work

Significant recent publications

  1. Establishing the island of stability for superheavy nuclei via the dynamical cluster-decay model applied to hot fusion reaction 48Ca + 238U → 286112*
    Niyti, Raj K. Gupta and Walter Greiner
    J. Phys. G: Nucl. Part. Phys. (2010) in press
  2. Collective clusterization in nuclei and excited compound systems: The dynamical cluster-decay model
    R.K. Gupta
    Lecture Notes in Physics, "Clusters in Nuclei", Editor: C. Beck, Vol. 1 (2010) 223
  3. Cluster radioactive decay within the preformed cluster model using relativistic mean field theory densities
    BirBikram Singh, S.K. Patra and Raj K. Gupta
    Phys. Rev. C 82 (2010) 014607
  4. Angular momentum effects and barrier modification in sub-barrier fusion reactions using the proximity potential in the Wong formula
    R. Kumar, M. Bansal, S.K. Arun and R.K. Gupta
    Phys. Rev. C 80 (2009) 034618
  5. Cluster radioactivity with effects of deformations and orientations of nuclei included
    S.K. Arun, R.K. Gupta, S. Kanwar, B.B. Singh and M.K. Sharma
    Phys. Rev. C 80 (2009) 034317
  6. Fusion-evaporation cross-sections for 64Ni + 100Mo reaction using the dynamical cluster-decay model
    S.K. Arun, R. Kumar and R.K. Gupta,
    J. Phys. G: Nucl. Part. Phys. 36 (2009) 085105
  7. Universal function of nuclear proximity potential for Skyrme nucleus-nucleus interaction in semiclassical approach
    R.K. Gupta, D. Singh, R. Kumar and W. Greiner
    J. Phys. G: Nucl. Part. Phys. 36 (2009) 075104
  8. Collective clusterization in hot and rotating nuclei: Preformed-cluster based dynamical cluster-decay model
    Raj K. Gupta, Sham K. Arun, Raj Kumar and Niyti
    International Review of Physics 2 (2008) 369