Doctor of Philosophy Programme (DPS)

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


Gravitational Physics and Astrophysics

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


Theoretical Condensed Matter physics

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

 

  • Experimental:Following is the list of broad research areas [and some specific topics] in experimental physics where DPS is willing to take PhD students:
    1. Optics/Spectroscopy a1. Probing optoelectronic properties of materials by ultrafast time-resolved optical spectroscopy
      a2. Probing carrier and spin-valley dynamics in 2D materials by polarization-resolved and magneto-optical spectroscopy
      a3. Study of nonlinear refraction, two-photon and saturable absorption, and second harmonic generation in materials
      b. Electron-molecule/photon-molecule collision dynamics in gas and/or cluster phase using state-of-the-art experimental techniques.
      c. Spin orbit interaction of light
      d. Probing Quantum Materials by ultrafast time-resolved nonlinear and THz spectroscopy.
    2. Experimental condensed matter physics :
      a1. Electronic and Magnetic structure by synchrotron based X-ray Photoemission spectroscopy (Both Angle-resolved and Angle-integrated).
      a2. Electronic, Optical, Magnetic, and Transport properties of strongly correlated systems and novel nanomaterials.
      b1. Quantum Information Processing using NV centres in diamond
      b2. Topological Insulators, Majorana Fermions and Weyl Semi-metals
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    Channel 2: Institute Funded category

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

    1. Optics/Spectroscopy [Experimental] [Prof. Bipul Pal]
      a1. Probing optoelectronic properties of materials by ultrafast time-resolved optical spectroscopy
      a2. Probing carrier and spin-valley dynamics in 2D materials by polarization-resolved and magneto-optical spectroscopy
      a3. Study of nonlinear refraction, two-photon and saturable absorption, and second harmonic generation in materials
    2. Biological physics - Statistical Physics [Theoretical] [Dr. Anandamohan Ghosh]
      a. Stochastic gene regulation
    3. Condensed Matter physics [Theoretical] [Prof. Sourin Das]
      Topological quantum computation and fractional quasiparticle

     

    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.



    DPS Spring 2023 PhD Timeline :

    ● PhD application portal opens: 16.10.2022
    ● Application portal closes: 21.11.2022
    ● Publication of shortlist for the Interview: 22.11.2022
    ● Selection Interview window : 12-16 December 2022
    ● Publication of PhD interview results: 21.12.2022
    ● Pre-registration portal opens: 22.12.2022
    ● Pre-registration deadline: 27.12.2022
    ● PhD Registration: 28 Dec 2022
    ● Orientation: Jan 02 2023

     

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