People Involved

The PHOENIX project started in 2005 and many people, both from IUAC and outside, has contributed at various stages. Only those who have worked in developing equipment are mentioned below. Equally important are the numerous members of the academic community who took interest in it and worked for spreading it, by conducting programs and also introducing it to the syllabus at some places. 


Introduced the idea of using Python language for Phoenix , something that had a tremendous impact on the project. Suggests new ideas and solutions and also works for spreading awareness about the project.

Due to his efforts expEYES software is now part of Debian GNU/Linux and it's derivatives like Ubuntu. He did the localisation of software and documentation, French versions are already available, Created a logo. Introduced PHOENIX in Europe, first using in his school, then took to others, resulted in a retailer for expEYES there. Manages  the expEYES resository on github. Suggested a lot of creative ideas for the project.

  • Praveen Patil, Department of Physics,G S S College, Tilakwadi, Belgaum 590006

Created and maintaining an expEYES blog site. Actively involved in conducting training programs. Working on a new Live CD.

People from IUAC

  • Ajith Kumar B.P. , RF & Electronics Laboratory, IUAC

Initiated the PHOENIX project by designing a parallel port based interface and organized a training program for teachers in 2005, and continuing with it. Does designing, developing experiments and writing software and documentaion for all the equipment from this project. Spend some amount of time in conducting training programs.

  • V V V Satyanarayana, Data Support laboratory, IUAC

Actively involved in this project from the beginning, providing support in hardware fabrication and testing, trouble shooting and , if required, modifying the analog circuits involved. Did the analog circuits for the alpha spectrometer. Also involved in the activities of the teaching Lab maintenance.

Other people from IUAC who has contributed to this project are:  Jimson Sacharias, Kundan Singh, Parmanand Singh, Deepak Munda and S Venkataramanan.