Research Areas

    

Condensed Matter Physics (Theory):

Our group engages in computational studies of Materials science, with particular focus on materials for energy and environmental sustainability. We primarily employ classical and ab-initio molecular dynamics (MD), Monte Carlo (MC), Metadyanmics and other free-energy techniques.

Condensed Matter Physics (Experiment):

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Lasers and Photonics:

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Theoretical Physics:

Gravitation and Cosmology:

Classical General relativity is a framework which explains how matter-energy changes the shape of our spacetime. It explains many interesting phenomena in our universe, such as, formation of black holes, evolution of our universe. What it does not explain is the origin of spacetime itself. We believe that a consistent quantum theory of gravity can answer this important question.

Current interests of our group consisting of D. Maity, S. Chakrabarti, and B. R. Majhi, is working on various aspects of this fundamental question, specifically on the inflationary cosmology, different aspects of black hole physics, properties of gravitational waves and its origin, holographic (Ads/CFT) aspects of gravity etc. To know more, please, look at the individual's webpage.

High Energy Physics:

Research activities of the High Energy Physics group include beyond the Standard Model aspects of electroweak symmetry Breaking and Higgs Mechanism, CP violation, matter-antimatter asymmetry of the Universe, Dark Matter phenomenology, Neutrino Physics and issues related to cosmological inflation. The group also carries activity related to nuclear and particle physics phenomenology with emphasis on low-energy effective field theories of QCD and  nuclear few-body systems.

On Experimental High Energy Physics, we are collaborating with the Belle/Belle II and BaBar experiments for research involving B-mesons, CP violation and physics search beyond Standard Model. We are also collaborating with the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL) and India-Based Neutrino Observatory (INO) group for research in Neutrino Physics.

Astrophysics:

The major research areas under this specialization include the study of astrophysical flows around compact objects and the properties of ultra high energy cosmic rays.

Computational Biophysics:

Our group is engaged in the study of kinetics of proteins and other biomolecular systems with particular focus on applications such as nanopore sensors and force spectroscopy. We employ classical molecular dynamics simulations and related enhanced sampling techniques and are involved in developing Markov State Models.