Professor of Physics (Barnard College)
Research Page: www.astro.columbia.edu/veritas/
E-mail: muk (at) astro.columbia.edu
Office: 506 Altschul, 1010 Pupin
Telephone: (212) 854-5101
My research interests are in high energy astrophysics and astroparticle physics. Current research projects are:
Past research projects:
"Transient X-ray sources in the field of the Unidentified Gamma-Ray Source TeV J2032+4130 in Cygnus," E. Kara, M. Errando, W. Max-Moerbeck, E. Aliu, E., M. Bottcher, P. Fortin, J. P. Halpern, R. Mukherjee, A. C. S. Readhead, J. L. Richards, 2012, ApJ, 746, 159.
"Transient X-ray sources in the field of the Unidentified Gamma-Ray Source TeV J2032+4130 in Cygnus," D. E. Harris, F. Massaro, C. C. Cheung, D. Horns, M. Raue, L. Stawarz, S. Wagner, P. Colin, D. Mazin, R. Wagner, M. Beilicke, S. LeBohec, M. Hui, R. Mukherjee, 2011, ApJ, 743, 177.
"Implications for the structure of the relativistic jet from multiwavelength observations of NGC 6251," G. Migliori, P. Grandi, E. Torresi, C. Dermer, J. Finke, A. Celotti, R. Mukherjee, M. Errando, F. Gargano, F. Giordano, M. Giroletti, M. 2011, A&A, 533, 72.
"Transient X-ray sources in the field of the unidentified gamma-ray source TeV J2032+4130 in Cygnus," R. Mukherjee, E. V. Gotthelf, J. P. Halpern, Astrophysics and Space Science, 2007, 309, 29.
"Transient X-ray sources in the field of the Unidentified Gamma-Ray Source TeV J2032+4130 in Cygnus," R. Mukherjee, E. V. Gotthelf, J. P. Halpern, o appear in Proceedings of the conference "The Multi-Messenger Approach to High-Energy Gamma-ray Sources" Barcelona/Spain (2006), Astrophysics and Space Science, Volume 309, Issue 1-4, pp. 29-33.
"Chandra Observation of the Unidentified TeV Gamma-Ray Source HESS J1303-631 in the Galactic Plane," R. Mukherjee & J. P. Halpern, 2005, ApJ, 629, 1017.
"STACEE Observation of Low-Frequency Peaked BL Lac Objects," R. Mukherjee, et al., 2005, Proceedings of the 29th International Cosmic Ray Conference. August 3-10, 2005, Pune, India.
" Multifrequency Strategies for the Identification of Gamma-Ray Sources," R. Mukherjee & J. P. Halpern, Chapter prepared for the book "Cosmic Gamma-ray Sources", edited by K.S. Cheng and G.E. Romero, to be published by Kluwer Academic Press, 2004.
" High-Energy Gamma-Ray Observations of W Comae with the Solar Tower Atmospheric Cerenkov Effect Experiment", R. A. Scalzo, et al., 2004, ApJ, 607, 778.
"Search for a Point-Source Counterpart of the Unidentified Gamma-Ray Source TeV J2032+4130 in Cygnus," R. Mukherjee, J. P. Halpern, E. V. Gotthelf, M. Eracleous, and N. Mirabal, 2003, ApJ, 589, 487.
" Predictions of the High-Energy Emission from BL Lac Objects: The Case of W Comae," M. Boettcher, R. Mukherjee, & A. Reimer, 2002, ApJ, 581, 143.
" A Statistical Detection of Gamma-ray Emission from Galaxy Clusters: Implications for the Gamma-ray Background and Structure Formation," C. Scharf & R. Mukherjee, 2002, ApJ, 580, 154.
" Is the EGRET Source 3EG J1621+8203 the Radio Galaxy NGC~6251?," R. Mukherjee, J. Halpern, N. Mirabal, E. V. Gotthelf, 2002, ApJ, 574, 693.
"STACEE Observations of Markarian 421 during an Extended Gamma-Ray Outburst , L. M. Boone, et al., 2002, ApJ, 579L, 5.
"The Laser Calibration Sysyem for the STACEE Ground-based Gamma-ray Detector," D. Hanna & R. Mukherjee, 2002, Nuclear Instruments & Methods (NIM), 482/1-2, 271.
"The Luminosity Function of the EGRET Gamma-Ray Blazars," J. Chiang & R. Mukherjee, 1998, ApJ, 496, 752.
"EGRET Observations of High Energy Gamma-ray Emission from Blazars: An Update," R. Mukherjee, D. L. Bertsch, S. D. Bloom, B. L. Dingus, J. A. Esposito, C. E. Fichtel, R. C. Hartman, S. D. Hunter, G. Kanbach, D. A. Kniffen, Y. C. Lin, H. A. Mayer-Hasselwander, L. M. McDonald, P. F. Michelson, C. von Montigny, A. Mucke, P. L. Nolan, M. Pohl, O. Reimer, E. Schneid, P. Sreekumar, D. J. Thompson, 1997, ApJ, accepted, Nov. 20, 1997 issue.
"Discovery of a Nonblazar Gamma-Ray Transient Source near the Galactic Plane: GRO J1838-04," M. Tavani, R. Mukherjee, J.R. Mattox, J. Halpern, D.J. Thompson, G. Kanbach, W. Hermsen, S.N. Zhang, R.S. Foster, 1997, ApJ, 479L, 109.
"EGRET Observations of the 1993 March Gamma-Ray Flare from PKS 0528+134," Mukherjee, R., Dingus, B. L., Gear, W. K., Hartman, R. C., Hunter, S. D., Marscher, A. P., Moore, E. M., Pohl, M., Robson, E. I., Sreekumar, P., Stevens, J. A., Terasranta, H., Tornikoski, M., Travis, J. P., Wagner, S. J., Zhang, Y. F., 1996, ApJ, 470, 831.
"EGRET gamma-ray sources: GRO J0744+54 and GRO J0957+65 (=BL Lac Object 0954+658)," Mukherjee, R., Aller, H.D., Aller, M.F., Bertsch, D.L., Collmar, W., Digel, S.W., Dingus, B.L., Esposito, J.A., Fichtel, Hartman, R.C., Hunter, S.D., Johnson, W.N., Kanbach, G., Kniffen, D.A., Lin, Y.C., Mattox, J.R., Mayer-Hasselwander, H.A., Michelson, P.F., von Montigny, C., Nolan, P.L., Ramanamurthy, P.V., Schneid, E., Sreekumar, P., Terasranta, H., Thompson, D.J., Wagner, S.J., 1995, ApJ, 445, 189-195.
"On the nature of the EGRET unidentified sources: Are they Geminga-like pulsars?," Mukherjee, R., Bertsch, D.L., Dingus, B.L., Kanbach, G., Kniffen, D.A., Sreekumar, P., and Thompson, D.J., 1995, ApJ, 441, L61-L64.
VERITAS research in Prof. Mukherjee's Group at Barnard College and Columbia University is funded by the NSF Grants PHY-1207211 and PHY-0855627. Fermi-related research is funded by the NASA Grant NNX12AJ30G.
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