Publications PDF

Farrukh Nauman , Oliver Gressel, Martin E. Pessah. 2018. Large-scale dynamo and field advection in accretion discs threaded by a weak net-vertical magnetic flux. (submitted to MNRAS) PDF

Farrukh Nauman , Martin E. Pessah. 2018. Transport properties of Keplerian flows in extended domains with no imposed field. (submitted to MNRAS) PDF

Michael Kuffmeier, Farrukh Nauman . 2017. The effects of large scale magnetic fields around young protostars and their disks . (submitted to MNRAS,

Farrukh Nauman , Martin E. Pessah. 2016. Sustained turbulence in differentially rotating magnetized fluids at low magnetic Prandtl number . (ApJ 833 187, PDF

Farrukh Nauman , Eric G. Blackman. 2017. Sustained turbulence and magnetic energy in non-rotating shear flows . (PRE 95 033202, PDF

Farrukh Nauman , Eric G. Blackman. 2017. Shearing box simulations in the Rayleigh unstable regime. (MNRAS 467 1652, PDF

Eric G. Blackman, Farrukh Nauman . 2015. Some challenges and directions for next generation accretion disc theory. (JPP 81, 395810505, PDF

Farrukh Nauman , Eric G. Blackman. 2015. Sensitivity of the Magnetorotational Instability to the shear parameter in stratified simulations . (MNRAS 446, 2102, PDF

Farrukh Nauman , Eric G. Blackman. 2014. On characterizing nonlocality and anisotropy for the magnetorotational instability . (MNRAS 441, 1855, PDF

Eric G. Blackman, Farrukh Nauman , Richard G. Edgar. 2010. Quantifying the Imprecision of Accretion Theory and Implications for Multi-Epoch Observations of Protoplanetary Discs. (

About Me

I am a postdoc at Neils Bohr Institute working on various problems related to accretion disks, hydroynamic and magnetohydrodynamic turbulence in the presence of shear.

Email: nauman [at]

I am currently trying to understand the problem of field advection in accretion disks. Does turbulence always act as a purely diffusive effect? My recent work suggests that turbulence can generate large scale magnetic fields in the disk. This is different from most previous theoretical and numerical models of this problem.

Jan. 2018

I have recently submitted two papers: one paper on transport statistics of extended shearing boxes and another on evolution of magnetic fields in global disk simulations.