Varun Chaturmutha

Graduate Research Assistant, Georgia State University, USA



  • Seismology of the solar atmosphere
    • Acoustic waves as probe of dynamics of the photosphere/chromosphere
    • Forecasting of solar transient events using seismic data (acoustic waves).
    • Internal gravity waves a probe of flows in the solar atmosphere.
  • Analysis of long baseline data, current and archival data from SDO/HMI, SOHO/MDI, GOLF, and GONG instruments.
  • Working on sun-as-a-star data to extend the techniques used in the seismic probing of the solar atmosphere, to other stars.
  • Using sun-as-a-star data set, we are also exploring alternate Fourier analysis techniques to detect g-modes.
  • Data analysis and visualization techniques


Check out live coverage maps of solar instruments I created at NASA GSFC, here:


Curriculum Vitae

Academic Interests

  • Helioseismology
  • Acoustic-gravity waves
  • Solar Atmosphere
  • Data Analysis

Employment History

  • Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant, Georgia State University (GSU) (2021-now)
  • Research Assistant, NASA-GSFC and GSU, The Helioviewer Project (2020)
  • Research Assistant, Remote Sensing for Space Science group, GSU (2019-2020)
  • Research Intern, UT Austin, TX (2018)
  • Research Intern, ISRO Space Science Center, Bengaluru, India (2016)

Higher Education

  • MS in Physics, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA, 2022
  • MS in Astronomy (Erasmus Mundus AstroMundus Joint Master Degree Program), 2019
    • University of Padova, Italy (II term and Thesis)
    • University of Belgrade, Serbia (III Term)
    • University of Innsbruck, Austria (I Term) 
  • BTech in Engineering Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India, 2017

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Chaturmutha, V., Fleck, B., & Jefferies, S. M. (2024). Wave Reflection in the Solar Atmosphere. The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 966, Issue 2, Id.200, 9 Pp., 966(2), 200.