IPA Rahul Basu Memorial Award
for the Best Thesis in any area of High Energy Physics
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 1st of each even year. To be eligible for the 2020 award, the thesis should have been accepted with a Provisional Degree Certificate from a recognised university, dated between September 1, 2020 and August 31, 2022.
The winners, to be selected by an expert committee, will receive a cash prize (currently Rs 25,000) and a citation. The awards will be presented at the DAE symposium in High Energy Physics. The 2020 award (the fifth one in the series) will be given at the DAE symposium to be held at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Mohali from December 12-16, 2022.
Nominations for this award are invited from faculty members working in High Energy Physics at a university or research institute. They should write to firstname.lastname@example.org providing the names and email addresses of the nominee, PhD supervisor, and a brief (one paragraph) description of the nominee’s work. The name of the nominee should also appear in the Subject line of this email.
Thereafter the award committee will contact the nominee to submit his/her thesis, along with a detailed CV including list of publications and a copy of the Provisional Degree Certificate. The nominee will be asked to request two referees (one of whom can be the nominator) to write directly to the same email address in support of the nomination. In all communications, the nominee’s name should appear in the Subject line. The committee if needed will also consult experts in the area of the candidate. Winners will be selected by an expert committee whose decision will be final.
Nominations are closed on September 15, 2022. If there any special circumstances which require consideration, please write to the Chairman of the Award Committee.
Short- listed nominees may be contacted later on by the expert committee and asked to provide additional details as required.
The winners will be invited to receive the award at a ceremony during the DAE Symposium in HEP, to be held at the NISER, from December 14-18, 2020 and to deliver a seminar on their thesis work at the award ceremony. This year the symposium will be in virtual mode.
The earlier winners of this award are
Dr. Lokesh Kumar (Punjab University) for the thesis
Dr. Diptimoy Ghosh (TIFR ) for the thesis “Looking for physics beyond the Standard Model through flavour transitions.”
Dr. Debasish Banerjee (TIFR), for the thesis
Dr. Ketan Patel (PRL/Mohanlal Sukhadia University) for the thesis
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
Dr. Ritu Aggarwal (Panjab University) for the thesis
Dr. Amaresh Jaiswal (TIFR, Mumbai) for the thesis
Dr. Bhavna Gomber, Calcutta University.
Dr. Roji Pius, Harishchandra Research Institute, Allahabad.
Dr. Md. Rihan Haque, NISER, Bhubaneshwar.
Dr. Kirtiman Mohan, CHEP, IISc, Bangalore
Dr. Apratim Kaviraj, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
Dr. Ipsita Saha, University of Calcutta, Kolkata
Dr. Rusa Mandal, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai and HBNI.
Dr. Taushif Ahmed, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai and HBNI.
Dr. P.K. Resmi (IIT Madras) for the thesis
Dr. Manibrata Sen (TIFR ) for the thesis “New aspects of supernova neutrino flavour conversions: In the standard model and beyond.”
Dr. Chandrodoy Chattopadhyay (TIFR), for the thesis
Dr. Rafiqul Rahaman (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata) for the thesis
Dr. Suman Chatterjee (TIFR) for the thesis
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