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Murugesapillai Maheswaran

Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., Mathematical Astrophysics, University of Cambridge, England

B.Sc. (Honors), Mathematics, University of Ceylon, Sri Lanka

715-261-6256

mmaheswa@uwsp.edu

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Selected Papers

  • M. Maheswaran.(1968)."On Meridian Circulation"  Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society. vol 140. pp 93-107
  • M. Maheswaran. (1969). "Effects of Prescribed Circulations on Magnetic Fields".  Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society. vol 145. pp 197-216. 
  • Magnetic Fields in Rapidly Rotating Stars. (1973). M. Maheswaran and H. A. B. M. de Silva. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society. vol 162. p 289-293.
  • M. Maheswaran. On the Magnetic Fields of Upper Main Sequence Stars. (1974). Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol 37. pp 169-178.
  • G. Chanmugam and M. Maheswaran. (1975)."Spin Down of Pulsars". Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan. vol 27. pp 307-310.  
  • S. G. Canagaratna and M. Maheswaran. (1980). "Determination of Partial Molar Quantities in Multicomponent Systems". Journal of the Chemical Society, Faraday Transactions II. vol 76. pp 1119-1127.
  • S. G. Canagaratna and M. Maheswaran. (1984). "Determination of Mean Molar and Molar Excess Quantities in Multicomponent Systems". Journal of the Chemical Society, Faraday Transactions II. vol 80. pp 261-265.            
  • M. Maheswaran. (1986). "On Solutions of curl a = ka and Force-Free Magnetic Fields". Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical. vol 19. pp L761-L762.
  • M. Maheswaran. (1987). "The Equation curl B = kB and Magnetic Fields". Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical. vol 20. pp L195-L196.
  • M. Maheswaran and J. P. Cassinelli, (1988). "On the Surface Magnetic Fields of Rapidly Rotating Stars with Winds". Astrophysical Journal. vol 335. pp 931-939. 
  • M. Maheswaran and J. P. Cassinelli, (1992). "Constraints on the Surface Magnetic Fields of Hot Stars with Winds". Astrophysical Journal. vol 386. pp 695-702. 
  • M. Maheswaran and J. P. Cassinelli. (1994). "Rotation and Magnetic Fields during the Evolution of Massive Stars through B[e] and Wolf-Rayet Phases". Astrophysical Journal. vol 421. pp 718-732.
  • J. P. Cassinelli, J. C. Brown, M. Maheswaran, N. A. Miller and D. C. Telfer. (2002). "A Magnetically Torqued Disk Model for Be Stars". Astrophysical Journal. vol 578. pp 951-966.
  • M. Maheswaran. (2003). "Magnetic Rotator Winds and Keplerian Disks in Hot Stars". Astrophysical Journal. vol 592. pp 1156-1172.
  • M. Maheswaran. (2005). "A Magnetic Rotator Wind-Disk Model for Be Stars".  ASP Conference Series. vol. 337, pp 259-263
  • The Nature and Evolution of Disks around Hot Stars, ed. R. Ignace & K. Gayley (San Francisco: ASP),
  • J. C. Brown, J. P. Cassinelli and M. Maheswaran. (2008). "Magnetically Fed Hot Star Keplerian Disks with Slow Outflow". Astrophysical Journal. vol 688.  pp 1320-1325.
  • M. Maheswaran and J. P. Cassinelli. (2009). "Protodiscs around Hot Magnetic Rotator Stars". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. vo 394. pp415-426.
  • S. G. Canagaratna and M. Maheswaran.(2011). "Equations for the Evaluation of Thermodynamic Quantities for Multicomponent Systems". Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data. vol 56(6), pp 276-2769. 
  • S. G.   Canagaratna and M. Maheswaran. (2013). "Thermodynamics on the Molality Scale". Journal of Chemical Education, vol 90(5), pp 598-603.

Selected Books

  • M. Maheswaran, Equations for Rotating Magnetic Stars, their Winds and Circumstellar Disks (Book, 2017), Researchgate
  • M. Maheswaran, Equations for Molar Quantities in Multicomponent Mixtures and Solutions (Book 2021), Researchgate

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Research Fellowship, Universite de Liege, Belgium, 1973/74.
  • IAEA/ICTP Grants 1973, 1976, 1977, 1979.
  • Visiting Professor in Mathematics, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria, 1982/83
  • Senior Fellowship, Institute of Fundamental Studies, Sri Lanka, 1984/85.
  • Associate Membership, International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, 1985-90.
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Summer Research Grants 1987, 1988, 1990, 1995.
  • AAS/NASA Small Research Grant 1988, funded by NASA and administered by the AAS.
  • University of Wisconsin Centers Award for Teaching Excellence, 1991/92.
  • NSF Research Grant 1992-1996, with J. P. Cassinelli, at University of Wisconsin - Madison.
  • UWMC Foundation Summer Research Grant 1996.
  • Arthur M. Kaplan Fellow, University of Wisconsin Colleges, 1998/99
  • Barrington-Musolf Faculty Research Award 2003 for the most outstanding research
  • AAS/NASA Small Research Grant 2003 funded by NASA and administered by the AAS.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Astronomical Society
  • International Astronomical Union 
  • Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Astronomical Society of India


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