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Physics

Physics faculty, Post Doctoral Fellows and Graduate students work in the following areas.

Classical and Quantum Gravity:

Black Hole Entropy, Black Hole Quasi-normal Modes, Loop Quantum Cosmology/Gravity.

Theoretical and Computational Biology:

Physics of biological membranes, Polymer physics of DNA, Modeling cardiac dynamics, DNA sequence analysis and regulatory genomics, Evolutionary biology, Multiple sequence alignment, Systems biology, Network aspects of biological systems, Models for molecular motors and microtubules, The action of anaesthetic molecules, Molecular dynamics simulations of ion channels, Infectious disease modelling, Computational Neuroscience, Active systems in biology.

Condensed Matter Physics:

High-temperature Superconductivity, Quantum Magnetism, Quantum Hall Effects, Quantum Dots and other confined quantum systems, Magnetic properties of superconductors, Classical clusters, Cold atoms, Bose-Einstein condensation, Strongly Correlated Systems, Electrochemistry, Graphene physics, Condensed matter systems for quantum computation, Soft condensed matter physics, Acoustic phenomena, Vortex glass physics.

Mathematical Physics:

Quantisation of parastatistics, representations of spin operators in terms of orthofermion creation/annihilation operators.

Nonlinear dynamics and complex systems:

Synchronization, Control of Chaos, Complex Networks, Chaos computing, Moving space curves, Integrable systems, Geometric phases in dynamical systems, Tsunami modeling, Glacier modeling.

Statistical Mechanics:

Liquid crystals, Lattice Boltzmann, Colloids and suspensions, Proteins, Glass transition, Driven disordered solids, Econophysics, Sociophysics, Fracture, Interacting particle systems, Granular systems, Polymers, Monte-carlo and molecular dynamics simulations, Algorithms and numerical methods.

 

Classical and Quantum Optics

 

String Theory:

Non critical strings, T duality, Loop Variables, Hagedorn Transition, String Theory and Non-Commutative Geometry, Issues in Holography/AdS-CFT, Black Holes, Early Universe, Issues in Statistical Mechanics, Landau-Ginzburg Description of Gepner Models.

High Energy Physics Formalism and Phenomenology:

Resummation of large logarithms at next-to-leading order in perturbative QCD, Studies of the polarised parton distributions of nucleons in perturbative QCD, Precision tests in B physics, Search for new physics in B systems, Studies of mixing parameters in the D system, Lepton flavour violation in the standard model, Neutrino mass models, Studies of neutrino mixing parameters and the neutrino mass hierarchy problem, Neutrinos from supernovae, Studies of asymmetric matter in neutron stars, Studies of r-mode oscillations in colour superconducting quark matter, Chiral transition in lattice simulations of 2-flavour QCD, The symmetries and effect of guage field fluctuations on the colour superconducting transition in QCD, Finite temperature behaviour of the quark-antiquark potential from lattice QCD, Finite temperature behaviour of quantum fields in non-commutative spaces, Studies of abelian and non-abelian gauge field theories both on the lattice and in the continuum, The infra-red region of QCD and the stability of the QCD vacuum, Beyond the standard model physics and implications to LHC/cosmology/dark-matter.

Seminars

Jul 25 - Alladi Ramakrishnan Hall Effective Quantitative Oppenheim for almost every quadratic form by Jayadev Athreya
Jul 28 - Alladi Ramakrishnan Hall CP maps and Bures Distance- iv by K. Sumesh
Jul 30 - Alladi Ramakrishnan Hall Area maximizing Gelfand-Tsetlin patterns by B Ravinder
Jul 30 - Room 326 Generalized Euler Lehmer constants by Ekata Saha
Aug 1 - Alladi Ramakrishnan Hall Homotopy and homology of non-commutative spaces by Snigdhayan Mahanta
Aug 1 - Alladi Ramakrishnan Hall Ramanujan expansions and twin primes by M. Ram Murty