1979: PhD, Physics
Bhavnagar University, Gujarat, India
1975: MS, Physics
Saurashtra University, Gujarat, India
1981 - 1983: National Science Foundation Research Fellow
University of Pittsburgh, PA
1979 - 1981: Visiting Fellow
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bombay
Current Academic Post
2009 - Present: Senior Professor
Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India.
Joshi PS., Gravitational Collapse and Spacetime Singularities. In: Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics. Cambridge University Press; 2012. (Paperback edition. Originally published 2008)
Joshi PS., Tikekar R., Dadhich N., et al, eds. A Tribute to P.C. Vaidya. Mathematics Today, Special issue, 2011;Vol. 26.
Joshi PS., Dadhich N., Roy P., eds. Raychaudhuri Equation at the Cross-roads. Pramana - Journal of Physics, A Special Volume in Honour of A. K. Raychaudhuri, 2007;Vol. 69:No. 1.
Joshi PS., ed. Singularities, Black Holes and Cosmic Censorship. Proceedings of the Raychaudhuri Session at the International Conference on Gravitation and Cosmology (ICGC95). IUCAA Publication, Pune; 1996.
Joshi PS, Global Aspects in Gravitation and Cosmology. The International Series of Monographs on Physics, Vol 87. Clarendon Press (OUP), Oxford; 1996.
A full publication list can be found on the High Energy Physics (HEP) INSPIRE website at http://inspirehep.net/
Dr. Pankaj S. Joshi works as a Senior Professor with the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai. He works in the fields of gravitation and cosmology and has published more than 150 research papers as well as monographs and books on the subject. He has held visiting faculty positions in several countries doing research and lecturing on these topics and has won several awards as well as competitive fellowships to scientific academies.
Professor Joshi has made fundamental contributions in black hole physics and gravitation theory. His extensive analysis of general relativistic gravitational collapse has been widely recognized as providing significant insights into the final fate of massive collapsing stars in the universe, formation of space-time singularities and cosmic censorship. He has also contributed a large number of books and articles towards science outreach and has given a large number of public lectures.
Gravitation theory and cosmology
Gravitational collapse, cosmic censorship and black hole physics
Spacetime structure and the general theory of relativity
Awards & Distinctions
2013: Professor A. C. Banerjee Memorial Lecture Award and Medal, National Academy of Sciences, India