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Centre for Earth Sciences
Indian institute of Science, Bangalore
e-mail : jyotirmoyp@iisc.ac.in


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PhD, IISc, Bangalore (2015- Ongoing)
Supervisor : Dr. Attreyee Ghosh

M.Sc, Applied Geology, Jadavpur University 2015.

B.Sc, Geology, Jadavpur University, 2013.

Research Interest

Mantle-lithosphere interaction

Mantle Dynamics

Study of deep earth

Application of fluid dynamics in earth science.

Present Research

My present work focuses on the interaction between mantle convection and cratonic lithosphere. Cratons (figure on the left) are the oldest part of the earth still surviving today. Not only they are old, but they have not experienced any significant deformation after Precambrian (~540 million years before present). It is one of the very fundamental questions to understand the reason for the survival of cratons in tectonically active earth, where everything other than these particular areas goes on recycling.
I simulate 3d spherical models by using CitcomS to observe the stress and strain patterns under the cratons. I also develop time-dependent forward modelling to observe how cratons have evolved with time.

Modeling the earth back in time

Favourite Links

Interactive educational sites

Geoscience Education An Interactive geoscience webblog for school kids

Science Vison A group of scientific documentary makers from Austria

Adventure Series talks At CEaS


Nancy Lesh The Dhrupad Cellist

Mountain Love

pahar.in A digital data set of Central Asian Mountains

The Himalayan Club For Himalaya Lovers


khosrar khaata -The Draft An online poetry collection


In peer reviewed journals
4. J. Paul, A. Ghosh, 2020. Evolution of cratons through the ages: A time-dependent study, Earth and Planetary Science Letters [Online Version]
3. J. Paul, S. Mondal, R. Koyal, D. Sarkar, 2019. Burrow morphology of the ocypodid crab Ocypode ceratophthalma at Chandipur Coast, Eastern India and its implications. Current Science . [Online version]
2. J. Paul, A. Ghosh, C.P. Conrad, 2019. Traction and strain-rate at the base of the lithosphere: An insight into cratonic survival. Geophysical Journal International. [Online version] [Erratum]
1. A.S. Baidya, J. Paul, D.C. Pal, and D. Upadhyay, 2017. Mode of occurrence and geochemistry of amphibole in the Kolihan-Chandmari copper deposits, Rajasthan, India: Insight into the ore-forming process. Ore Geology Reviews. [Online Version]

Conference Presentations
13. J. Paul, A. Ghosh, 2020. Understanding deformation of cratons in presence of mid-lithospheric discontinuity. EGU General Assembly, Viena. [Online version]
12. J. Paul, A. Ghosh, 2020. On survival of cratonic lithosphere. 36th International Geological Congress, Delhi.
11. J. Paul, A. Ghosh, 2019. Evolution of cratons in time-dependent mantle convection models. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco [Online version]
10. A. Ghosh, J. Paul, Effect of Weak Mid-lithospheric Discontinuities on the Survival of Cratons. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco. [Online version]
9. J. Paul, A. Ghosh, 2019. Time dependent 3-D numerical modeling of the cratonic evolution. Ada Lovelace Workshop, Siena, Italy. [Online version] [Poster]
8. J. Paul, A. Ghosh , 2019, Evolution and survival potential of cratons: A numerical study. IUGG General Assembly, Montreal. [Online version]
7. J. Paul , A. Ghosh, 2018, Stability of cratons since early Phanerozoic. AGU Fall Meeting, Washington DC. [Online version] [Poster]
6. A. Ghosh, J. Paul , C.P. Conrad, 2018, The Relation Between Tractions and Strain Rate at the Base of the Lithosphere: Key to Understanding Cratonic Stability. AGU Fall Meeting, Washington DC. [Online version] [Poster]
5. J. Paul , A. Ghosh, 2018, Variation of traction and strain rate with lithospheric thickness: An insight into understanding cratonic stability. EGU General Assembly, Vienna. [Online Version] [Poster]
4. J. Paul, A.S. Baidya, and D.C. Pal, 2015, Origin of alternate amphibole and quartz rich bands in amphibole bearing quartzite from North Khetri Copper Belt, Rajasthan, India, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, V23B-3161 [Online Version]
3. A.S. Baidya , J. Paul, and Pal D. C., 2014, Multiple stages of amphibole formation in the Chandmari Cu-deposit, Khetri copper belt, Rajasthan: implications for changing fluid composition vis-à-vis sulfide mineralization, National Conference on Making of the Indian Continent, Presidency University, Kolkata. [RG pdf]
2. J. Paul, 2014, Diversity of Indian climate and its effect on Indian music, 3 rd YES Congress, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania Abstract Volume
1. J. Paul, and S. Mondal, 2013, Ecological significance of Ocypode crab burrows: A case study from Chandipur, Eastern Coast of India, National Conference on Earth Science in India: Challenges and Emerging Trends, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Abstract volume.

Contribution to science blogs

2. How did the Oldest Part of the Earth Still Survive Today, AWSAR Scheme, Department of Science and Technology, India
1. EGU 2018: Experience of a first time attendee, European Geoscience Union, Geodynamics division [Link]

Social and historical articles

4. Geoscience in the third world, 2020, European Geoscience Union, Geodynamics divsion [Link]
3. Status of academic freedom, 2019, Confluence, Indian Academy of Science [Link]
2. The Forgotten Tomb: Inspiration of the Taj Mahal, 2018, Coldnoon [Link]
1. Celebrating scripts from around the world, 2018, IISc Connect [Link]