Physics

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Department of Physics focuses on Undergraduate and Graduate Education, and Research in fundamental and applied areas. The department offers BS-MS course, Integrated PhD and regular PhD courses.

The BS-MS course has a taste of Physics with possibilities for exploring courses from other departments for those who love Interdisciplinary Knowledge. Our laboratory has high-end equipment like Scanning Tunnelling Microscope, X-Ray Diffraction, Millikan 's oil drop experiment, Photo-electric effect, Zeeman effect, Michelson interferometer, Speed of light detection, etc., to list a few.

Our PhD research areas include Astrophysics, High-Energy Physics, String Theory, Condensed Matter Physics, Soft Matter Physics, and Optics. Our faculties are working in these research areas in both experimental and theoretical aspects.

Research Groups

Galactic Dynamics (Arunima Banerjee)

We focus on modelling the structure and dynamics of galaxies and their dark matter halos using HI 21 cm radio-synthesis observations with an emphasis on dwarf-irregulars and low surface brightness galaxies.

Experimental High Energy Physics Group (Chitrasen Jena)

Our group focuses broadly on studying the phase diagram of Quantum ChromoDynamics (QCD), various signatures of Quark-Gluon Plasma (QGP) and understanding the particle production mechanism in high-energy nuclear collisions. We are also involved in direct dark matter detection experiment.

Microfluidics and Soft Matter Group (Dileep Mampallil)

Our group works in Lab-on-Chip applications with Surface Acoustic Waves and Electro-wetting as tools. Further, we study single biological cells by encapsulating them in micro-droplets.

Observational Astronomy : Star and Planet Formation (Jessy Jose)

The main focus of our group is  to study the impact of various environmental conditions including stellar feedback and metallicity on star and planet formation process. We use national and international multi-wavelength observational facilities to carry out our research activities.

Condensed Matter Theory (Sasmita Mohakud)

We study the ground state, low energy, thermodynamic properties and phase transition of quantum and frustrated spin systems. Furthermore, we try to understand the magnetization dynamics, coercive mechanisms in permanent magnets. We also focus on the charge transport mechanism, structural and electronic properties of organic and intercalated organic materials.

AstroBioLab (Sunil Kumar)

Our research group focuses on laboratory astrophysics, astrochemistry, and molecular biophysics. We use multipole radiofrequency ion trapping technique to determine the absolute values of cross sections of photon-induced gas-phase processes involving molecular ions of astrophysical and biological interest and rate coefficients of gas-phase reactions of astrophysical relevance.

Quantum Theory of Nanomaterials Group (Sudipta Dutta)

Under the broad umbrella of theoretical condensed matter physics, we explore electronic, magnetic, optical and transport properties of low-dimensional strongly-correlated materials and topological quantum phases.

Nonlinear Dynamics: Nonlinear and Classical Optics (Thokala Soloman Raju)

Our group mainly focuses on studying self-similar optical waves and optical rogue waves analytically and numerically, in different nonlinear waveguides. We also study their dynamical behavior by appropriately tailoring the dispersion and nonlinearity profiles.

String Theory (K. P. Yogendran)

String theory is an approach to a quantum theory of gravity where the observables are constructed using an auxiliary CFT. My research interest involves studying questions related to the spacetime interpretations of these observables. Besides String theory, I am also involved in projects related to the statistical analysis of the CMB and the physics of strongly interacting systems such as superfluids with a view to applications in Neutron star physics.

 

 

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