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Research Areas

Algebra, Number Theory and Representation Theory:
  • Algebraic Number Theory, Automorphic Forms, L-Functions and their Special Values, Arithmetic Geometry, Motives, Galois Representations, Analytic Number Theory, Modular Forms
  • Finite Group Theory, Linear Algebraic Groups, Lie Groups & Lie Algebras, Representation Theory of Real, p-Adic and Adelic Groups, Cohomology of Arithmetic Groups
  • Algebraic K-Theory

Analysis and Differential Equations:

  • Elliptic Partial Differential Equations, Nonlinear Analysis, Variational Methods, Shape Optimization
  • Partial Differential Equations on Riemannian manifolds
  • Stochastic Differential Equations
  • Several Variables Complex Analysis
  • Harmonic Analysis on Locally Symmetric Spaces

Geometry and Topology:

  • Algebraic Geometry, Vector Bundles, Motivic Cohomology Triangulated Categories, Real Algebraic Geometry
  • Knot Theory, Low Dimensional Topology
  • Geometric aspects of Locally Symmetric Spaces

Discrete Mathematics:

  • Cryptography, Combinatorics,  Algorithms
  • Statistical Designs,  Software Testing
  • Algebraic Geometric Coding Theory
  • Spectral Graph Theory

Applicable mathematics:

  • Probability Theory, Mathematical Finance,  Dynamic Game Theory
  • Queuing Theory,  Stochastic Control,  Large Deviation Theory
  • Statistical Modeling and Inference, Survival Analysis, Reliability
PhD Programme in Mathematics Faculty Positions     


1. Bhaskara Computer Lab, established under the FIST scheme of DST, Govt. of India was inaugurated on the Mathematics floor on May 10, 2017. A session on software "R"  that is used in statistical computations was held on the same day. The lab will be used for instructional workshops on various computational softwares in the world of Mathematics.
Details of past and upcoming activities at the Bhaskara Lab can be found here.
2. Seminars:
We have regular seminars in Mathematics. Seminars range from elementary exposition on a topic (intended to undergraduate students) to research level topics. Click here for regular updates about seminars and colloquia organized by the mathematics department. For seminars of all departments at IISER Pune, click here.

3. Workshops / Symopsia / Conferences:
Various sweminars and worksops are organized regularly in various areas to encourage interactions with other researchers in the field.
  1. IFCAM Winter School on Graphs and Stochastic Processes, December 16-20, 2019
  2. Workshop on Parallel Programming, October 5, 2019
  3. International Workshop on Mathematical Finance, July 12-16, 2018
  4. Recent Trends in Non-Commutative Algebra, June 19-30, 2017
  5. Inter-IISER Mathematics Meet, May 11-12, 2017
  6. Workshop on Hyperbolic Knot Theory (December 2015)
  7. Course on Econometrics: Modeling Financial Markets (September-October 2015)
  8. Annual Mathematics Symposium
  9. Half-day in-house symposium on Math-Finance (March 2015)
  10. One-day Symposium on K-theory, May 2013
  11. Indo-German Workshop (December 2010)
  12. Algebra Symposium (October 2, 2010)
  13. Workshop on Quantitative Analysis and Modelling in animal Sciences (QAMAS) and National Symposium on Theoretical and Mathematical Biology, October 2009, Yashada, Pune.
  14. Classification of Algebraic groups
 We organise a summer workshop for students every year. The workshop is intended to expose undergraduate students to various areas of Mathematics.
     1.  Summer Workshop in Mathematics 2010
Year-wise accounts of activites of the Mathematics group:
  1. Profile book 2012
  2. Profile book 2013
  3. Profile book 2014
  4. Profile book 2015
  5. Profile book 2016
  6. Profile book 2017
Enquiries about mathematics at IISER may be addressed to: Prof. Mainak Poddar ( mainak at iiserpune.ac.in )

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Faculty Members
Name Designation Research
Baskar Balasubramanyam Associate Professor Number Theory
Debargha Banerjee Associate Professor Automorphic forms, Galois representations, Langlands program, Arithmetic geometry
Rabeya Basu Associate Professor Algebra
Chandrasheel Bhagwat Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Academics, Doctoral Studies) Representation theory, Analysis & Geometry of locally symmetric spaces, Number Theory
Mousomi Bhakta Associate Professor; and Rahul Bajaj Chair Professor Elliptic PDE, nonlinear analysis, variational methods
Divyang Bhimani Assistant Professor Harmonic Analysis and Nonlinear Dispersive Equations
Anup Biswas Associate Professor and Deputy Chair, Mathematics Controlled diffusion, queuing theory, large deviation theory
Diganta Borah Associate Professor Several Complex Variables
Anisa Chorwadwala Assistant Professor Shape Optimization Problems
Anindya Goswami Associate Professor Stochastic Control, Mathematical Finance, Machine learning model of derivative pricing
Amit Hogadi Associate Professor Algebraic geometry
Krishna Kaipa Associate Professor Algebraic Geometric Coding theory
Tejas Kalelkar Assistant Professor Low dimensional Topology
Ayan Mahalanobis Assistant Professor Public key cryptography, finite group theory
Soumen Maity Associate Professor Combinatorics,cryptography, algorithms, statistical designs, software testing
Vivek Mohan Mallick Assistant Professor Algebraic Geometry
Manish Mishra Associate Professor Representation theory of p-adic groups, Langlands Program
Rama Mishra Professor Knot theory, low dimensional topology, real algebraic geometry
Supriya Pisolkar Associate Professor Number Theory
Mainak Poddar Professor and Chair, Mathematics Complex Algebraic Geometry, Differential Geometry
Moumanti Podder Assistant Professor
Haripada Sau Assistant Professor Functional Analysis, Operator Theory
Anupam Kumar Singh Associate Professor Linear algebraic groups, Lie algebra, central simple algebras and quadratic forms
Kaneenika Sinha Associate Professor Analytic number theory, Arithmetic of modular forms
Steven Spallone Associate Professor Representation Theory
Visiting Faculty
Uttara Naik-Nimbalkar Visiting Faculty Statistical modeling and inference, survival analysis, reliability