PhD Advertisement for Autumn Semester 2022 (DPS)

**Department of Physical Sciences (DPS)**

*Minimum Eligibility criteria:*

Applications are invited from candidates having Masters degree with at least 60% aggregate marks in any field of Physical Sciences for the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program. The M.Sc. degree should not be more than two years old. Final year post-graduate students who are yet to obtain their degree may also apply, however, they must complete the MSc/MS degree at the time of admission with the requisite 60% aggregate marks.

Reservations for SC/ST/OBC candidates are applicable as per Government of India rules.

There are three channels of admission.

Channel 1: Self Funded category

For candidates in the self-funded category, apart from satisfying minimal eligibility criteria all candidates
must have their own PhD fellowships, such as, UGC/CSIR-NET JRF, INSPIRE or any other equivalent
fellowships. Please note that people who have INSPIRE FELLOWSHIP, should only apply if they have the
"Provisional Offer of Research Studentship under INSPIRE Fellowship". If you have INSPIRE fellowship
only up to your masters degree, it is not good enough for PhD fellowship.

**Theoretical/Computational:** Following is the list of broad research area s [and some specific topics] in
theoretical and/or computational physics where DPS is willing to take PhD students:

1. Non-linear dynamics

2. Biological physics - Statistical Physics - Non-equilibrium Dynamics - Soft condensed matter physics

a. Stochastic gene regulation

b. Study of fundamental aspects of polymer physics, especially the role of charge, using basic
statistical mechanics

c. To develop theoretical and computational models to understand the collective dynamics of active,
out of equilibrium systems by using the tools from statistical physics, nonlinear dynamics, and soft
condensed matter physics

d. Hyperuniformity and Critical absorbing states

e. Dynamics of active particles (experiments and theory)

3. Theoretical Condensed matter physics

a. Topological superconductors and Majorana fermions/Parafermions

b. Topological quantum computations and decoherence-free qubits

c. Quantum Dynamics - Nonequilibrium behavior

d. Strongly Correlated Electrons, Topological States of Matter, Frustrated Quantum Magnetism

e. 2D Magnetism and moire superlattices

4. Gravitational Physics

a. Gravitation, Cosmology, Relativistic Astrophysics & Quantum Fields in Curved Spacetime.

5. High Energy Physics

a. Studies of various particle physics models beyond the celebrated Standard Model at present and
future colliders through numerical simulations and analysis

- Optics/Spectroscopy
a.Spin-orbit Photonics and Quantum weak measurements in nano-photonics

b.Probing opto-electronic properties of materials by ultrafast time-resolved optical spectroscopy

c.Study of nonlinear optical phenomena in materials

- Experimental condensed matter physics:

a. Electronic structure of solids; Density Functional Theory; Electronic, Magnetic, Optical and Transport Properties of Nanomaterials

b. Investigations at extreme conditions of pressure and temperature

c. Dynamics of active particles (experiments and theory)

d. Quantum Information Processing using NV centres in diamond

e. Topological Insulators, Majorana Fermions and Weyl Semi-metals

*Channel 2: Institute Funded category *

Institute funded positions are available in the following areas/topics:

- Optics/Spectroscopy [Experimental]

a1. Probing opto-electronic properties of materials by ultrafast time-resolved optical spectroscopy
a2. Study of nonlinear optical phenomena in materials [ Prof. Bipul Pal ]
- Condensed matter physics [Experimental]

a. Investigations at extreme conditions of pressure and temperature [ Prof. Goutam Dev Mukherjee ]

b. Magneto-electronics [ Dr. Partha Mitra ]

- High Energy Physics [Theoretical]

Studies of various particle physics models beyond the celebrated Standard Model at present and future colliders through numerical simulations and analysis [ Dr. Ritesh K Singh ]

- Biological physics - Statistical Physics - Non-equilibrium Dynamics [Theoretical] Stochastic gene regulation [ Dr. Anandamohan Ghosh ]

*Channel 3: Sponsored Project – Dr. Siddhartha Lal *

**Project Title:** "Exploring the many-particle entanglement and criticality of quantum matter"

**Brief Description:** Strongly interacting fermionic quantum matter shows a diversity of emergent phenomena,
ranging from topologically ordered states to exotic quantum critical liquids. We aim to study the properties of
some of these states of quantum matter.

The website of the Dept is given below: Click Here

The candidates can match the research topics against the name of the concerned faculty member and give their names accordingly.