PhD Advertisement for Spring Semester 2023 (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.
Selection of the candidates will be as per the GoI norms. Candidates belonging to the respective reserved category need to submit relevant certificates and documents.
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".
Theoretical/Computational: Following is the list of broad research areas [and some specific topics] in theoretical and/or computational physics where DPS is willing to take PhD students:
Non-linear Dynamics - Biological Physics - Statistical Physics - Non-equilibrium Dynamics - Soft Condensed Matter Physics
a.Stochastic gene regulation
b. 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
c. Theoretical polymer physics
a. Gravitation, Cosmology, Relativistic Astrophysics & Quantum Fields in Curved Spacetime.
b. Relativistic Fluid Dynamics
a.Statistical Mechanics and Quantum Condensed Matter Theory
b. 2D Magnetism and room temperature magnetic materials; Moire superlattices
c. Interplay of electronic correlation, disorder and topology in superconductors, transition metal dichalcogenides. Classical and quantum melting of long-range interacting particles in an inhomogeneous background – Coulomb glass.
d. Strongly Correlated Electrons, Topological States of Matter, Frustrated Quantum Magnetism
e. Fractional charge and fractional statistics, Majorana fermions and Parafermions
f. Quantum dynamics of open quantum systems and thermalization
g. Electronic, Optical, and Magnetic structure of 2D and 3D-strongly correlated systems by Density Functional Theory approach
Channel 2: Institute Funded category
Institute funded positions are available in the following areas/topics:
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.
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