PhD Advertisement for Autumn Semester 2021 (DPS)

**Department of Physical Sciences (DPS)**

*Minimum Eligibility criteria:*

Applications are invited from motivated candidates having Masters degree with at least 60% aggregate marks in any field of Physical Sciences for the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program. 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. Additional or desirable background is necessary for some topics, and it is mentioned in parenthesis wherever applicable.

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

There are two 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".

The list of openings for self funded candidates is listed below:

- Phase Transitions, Spectroscopy and transport in high magnetic fields (pulsed field).
- Spin-orbit Photonics and Quantum weak measurements in nano-photonics.
- Experimental condensed matter physics:

(i) Electronic band structure calculations,

(ii) Photoemission spectroscopy,

(iii) Optical, magnetic and electronic properties of Nanomaterials. - Quantum Information Processing using NV centres in diamond.
- Topological Insulators, Majorana Fermions and Weyl Semi-metals.
- Nonlinear optical phenomena in semiconductors and other solid-state materials. Research topic :

(i). Study of nonlinear optical properties of various organic and inorganic materials.

(ii). Laser spectroscopic study of optoelectronic properties of materials - Microscopic time resolved experiments, Ultrafast and Terahertz Spectroscopy.

- Non-linear dynamics (Background: MSc in Physics, Mathematics, Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics. Proficiency in programming is necessary.)
- Biological physics, Nonlinear dynamics, Statistical physics, soft condensed matter physics:

Topic: 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. - Complex Adaptive Systems and Network dynamics.
- Analysis of biological and social systems using a variety of tools like non-linear dynamics, stochastic processes, networks etc.
- Gravitational Physics.
- Condensed Matter Physics: Topics:

(a) Interplay of interactions and inhomogeneities in strongly correlated condensed quantum phases of matter,

(b) Role of quantum fluctuations on glassy and hexatic phases of matter.

- Nonequilibrium dynamics of open quantum systems.
- Topological matter and Majorana fermions.
- Graphene Moire Superlattices

*Channel 2: Institute Funded category *

For candidates in the Institute-funded category, apart from satisfying minimal eligibility criteria all candidates must have qualified in either GATE or JEST or NET-LS examinations and must have a valid score it these national exams. A cut-off score for each will be decided based on the number of applications.

The list of openings for Institute funded candidates is listed below:

- Phase Transitions, Spectroscopy and transport in high magnetic fields (pulsed field).
- Experimental condensed matter physics:

(i) Electronic band structure calculations,

(ii) Photoemission spectroscopy,

(iii) Optical, magnetic and electronic properties of Nanomaterials.

- Nonlinear optical phenomena in semiconductors and other solid-state materials. Research topic :

(i). Study of nonlinear optical properties of various organic and inorganic materials.

(ii). Laser spectroscopic study of optoelectronic properties of materials

- Biological physics, Nonlinear dynamics, Statistical physics, soft condensed matter physics:

Topic: 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. - Complex Adaptive Systems and Network dynamics.
- Analysis of biological and social systems using a variety of tools like non-linear dynamics, stochastic processes, networks etc.
- Topological matter and Majorana fermions.
- Graphene Moire Superlattices.

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.