Rahul Basu Memorial Award

Rahul Basu Memorial Award
for Best Thesis in any area of High Energy Physics

The Award Committee is happy to announce the awardees for the year 2016 and runners up.  Congratulations to the winners. The award will be presented at the DAE symposium at the University of Delhi, on 16/12/2016 (Friday). The award ceremony and the award talks are scheduled between 12.00 and 1.00pm.

Awardees for year 2016:


Year Awardees Runners Up

Dr. Bhavna Gomber,  Calcutta University.
Thesis Title: Search of Large Extra Dimensions in g+ET final state in pp collisions with the CMS detector at the LHC.

Dr. Roji Pius, Harishchandra Research Institute, Allahabad.
Thesis Title: Perturbative aspects of String Theory and Gauge/Strong Duality

Dr. Md. Rihan Haque, NISER, Bhubaneshwar.
Thesis Title: Nucleii Production and Azimuthal Anisotropy of charged particles in heavy-ion collisions at RHIC

Dr. Kirtiman  Mohan,  CHEP, IISc, Bangalore
Thesis Title: The Higgs Boson as a probe of physics beyond the standard model in the era of the LHC.

About the award:


This award is instituted in memory of the late Prof. Rahul Basu, one of India's leading High Energy physicists and a warm and enthusiastic member of the HEP community whose presence is greatly missed. The award, coordinated through the Indian Physics Association, will be given for the two most outstanding Ph.D. theses from India, across all areas of High Energy Physics (theoretical and experimental), during a 2-year period starting from September 1 of each even year. To be eligible for the 2016 award, the thesis should have been accepted with a Provisional Degree Certificate from a recognised university, dated between September 1, 2014 and August 31, 2016.

The winners, to be selected by an expert committee, will receive a cash prize (currently Rs 10,000) and a citation. The 2016 award (third one in the series) will be given at XXII DAE-BRNS symposium in High Energy Physics to be held at University of Delhi from December 12-16, 2016.

Award ceremony:

The winners will be invited to receive the award at a ceremony during the DAE Symposium in HEP, to be held at the University of Delhi  from December 12-16, 2016 and to deliver a seminar  on their thesis work at the award ceremony. Those who cannot attend in person may be allowed to deliver the talk over the internet.

Earlier Winners:

The earlier winners of this award are

Year Awardees Honouroble Mention

Dr. Lokesh Kumar (Punjab University) for the thesis
"Identified particle production, fluctuations and correlations studies in heavy-ion collisions at RHIC energies".

Dr. Diptimoy Ghosh (TIFR ) for the thesis “Looking for physics beyond the Standard Model through flavour transitions.”

Dr. Debasish Banerjee (TIFR), for the thesis
"Nonperturbative studies of strongly interacting matter at finite temperature and density".

Dr. Ketan Patel (PRL/Mohanlal Sukhadia University) for the thesis
"Beyond the Standard Model Physics: Grand Unification and otherwise".

2014 Dr. Pratishruti Saha (Univ. of Delhi) for the thesis
Addressing some issues beyond the standard model at Hadron Colliders

Dr. Nikhil Karthick (TIFR Mumbai) for the thesis
Studies on gauge link smearing and their applications to lattice QCD at finite temperature.

Dr. Ritu Aggarwal (Panjab University) for the thesis
Measurement of High x neutral current ep cross sections and extraction of xF3 structure function using Zeus detector at Hera

Dr. Amaresh Jaiswal (TIFR, Mumbai) for the thesis
Formulation of relativistic dissipative fluid dynamics and its applications in heavy-ion collisions

Neelima Gupte, Sunanda Banerjee, Rohini Godbole, Sourendu Gupta, Bedanga Mohanty, Sunil Mukhi, Debashis Ghoshal, and Debajyoti  Choudhury