Avinash Anant Deshpande (born January 23, 1958) is an Indian astrophysicist and a professor of physics at Raman Research Institute.[1] Known for his research on astrophysics, Deshpande is known to have contributed towards the studies of the pulsar magnetospheric emission regions and in the elucidation of unphysically ultradense neutral hydrogen irregularities in the interstellar space.[2]

Born on January 23, 1958, Deshpande graduated in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 1980 and started his career by joining Raman Research Institute.[3] He did his doctoral research at RRI which earned him his PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai in 1988 and subsequently, did his post doctoral work at University of Tasmania during 1990-92. On his return to India, he resumed his service at RRI and holds the position of a professor there,[4] continuing his research at the electronic laboratory of the institute.[5] He has been involved in a number of projects undertaken by RRI[6] and he is credited with the development of a receiver for high time-resolution studies of pulsars at low radio frequencies.[7] His studies have been documented by way of a number of articles[8] and Google Scholar, an online article repository of scientific articles, has listed 223 of them.[9] The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, the apex agency of the Government of India for scientific research, awarded him the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology, one of the highest Indian science awards, for his contributions to physical sciences in 2002.[10]

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  2. ^ "Brief Profile of the Awardee". Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize. 2017-10-17. Retrieved 2017-10-17. 
  3. ^ "Biographical Information" (PDF). Physical Research Laboratory. 2017-10-21. Retrieved 2017-10-21. 
  4. ^ "Faculty profile". Raman Research Institute. 2017-10-21. Retrieved 2017-10-21. 
  5. ^ "Desh's Home page at RRI". Raman Research Institute. 2017-10-21. Retrieved 2017-10-21. 
  6. ^ "RADIO OBSERVATORY ON EVERY CAMPUS IS RRI'S DREAM". Bangalore Mirror. May 18, 2016. Retrieved 2017-10-21. 
  7. ^ "Presentation of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prizes: 2002". NISCAIR. July 30, 2003. Retrieved 2017-10-21. 
  8. ^ "On ResearchGate". On ResearchGate. 2017-10-17. Retrieved 2017-10-17. 
  9. ^ "On Google Scholar". Google Scholar. 2017-10-17. Retrieved 2017-10-17. 
  10. ^ "Awardee Details: Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize". ssbprize.gov.in. Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize. Retrieved 21 October 2017.