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An Autonomous Institution, Ministry of Education, Govt. of India

Research in Physics at IISER Pune is intended to cover all contemporary front-ranking research topics, both experimental and theoretical, in the field. These include:

Astronomy and Astrophysics
Atomic Physics, Ultracold Atoms, Quantum Optics
Complex Systems and Nonlinear Dynamics
Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics
Gravitation and String Theory
High Energy Physics and Quantum Field Theory
Nanoscience and Nanomaterials
NMR, Quantum Emulation and Quantum Information
Plasmonics and Photonics
"Soft" Condensed Matter Physics

Seminars and Journal Clubs

Admissions to PhD Programme in Physics (August 2019)

Enquiries about Physics at IISER Pune may be addressed to: chair.physics(AT)iiserpune.ac.in

  Facilities                                    Centres of Excellence                                       Physics Education

Faculty Members
Name Designation Research
Bijay Kumar Agarwalla Assistant Professor Charge and energy transport, Fluctuation relations, Quantum thermodynamics, Engineered light-matter quantum systems, Multidimensional spectroscopy
Sudarshan Ananth Professor Theoretical Particle Physics
Ashish Arora Assistant Professor Experimental Condensed Matter Physics, 2D materials, layered semiconductors, magneto-optics, high magnetic fields, quantum materials/devices, nanoscale magnetism, semiconductor nanostructures, low-dimensional physics, strong interest in public outreach
Ramana Athreya Associate Professor Active galaxies, galaxy cluster radio sources, high redshift Universe, imaging techniques; Biodiversity research & conservation
Ashna Bajpai Associate Professor Experimental Condensed Matter Physics, Nanomagnets & Spintronics, Carbon nanotubes, 2D-Material
Bhas Bapat Professor and Dean (Academics) Atomic collisions, molecular fragmentation, photochemistry of of heterogeneous phases, Auger electron spectroscopy.
Arijit Bhattacharyay Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Academics, Graduate Studies) Complex and dynamical systems, biophysics, pattern formation
Apratim Chatterji Associate Professor Statistical physics, soft condensed matter, phase transitions, microfluidics
Vijayakumar Chikkadi Assistant Professor Soft condensed matter, Glasses, Active matter, Colloids
Shouvik Datta Associate Professor Semiconductor physics, optical spectroscopy, electronic defects, nanostuctures, optoelectronics
Aparna Deshpande Assistant Professor Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy (STM), spectroscopy, and single atom and molecule manipulation with STM
Sourabh Dube Associate Professor and Associate Dean (International Relations and Outreach) Experimental High Energy Physics
Pavan Kumar G V Associate Professor Nanophotonics, Soft-matter physics and Light Scattering
Diptimoy Ghosh Assistant Professor Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology
Prasenjit Ghosh Associate Professor Atomistic modeling of Materials
Sreejith GJ Associate Professor Theoretical condensed matter physics - strongly correlated systems, quantum Hall effects, frustrated systems
Sachin Jain Assistant Professor String Theory, Quantum Field Theory, Gravity, Fluid Dynamics, Conformal Bootstarp, Gauge/Gravity Duality.
Mukul Kabir Associate Professor Electronic structure theory, 2D Materials, Functional defects, Magnetism, Superconductivity, and Catalyst design
T. S. Mahesh Professor and Deputy Chair, Physics NMR spectroscopy, quantum information, optimal control and artificial intelligence
Sunil Mukhi Professor String Theory, Quantum Field Theory, Particle Physics
Sunil Nair Associate Professor Strongly correlated electron systems
Rejish Nath Associate Professor Quantum Optics, Atom Optics, Condensed Matter Physics
Shivprasad Patil Associate Professor Nanotechnology, atomic force microscopy and single molecular interactions
Atikur Rahman Associate Professor Quantum transport in nanoelectronic devices, applications of quasi-1D and 2D materials and their heterostructures for energy harvesting and sensing, self-assembly based nanopatterning, nanofabrication.
Umakant D. Rapol Associate Professor Atomic physics and precision spectroscopy, quantum optics and quantum information processing, biosensors
M. S. Santhanam Professor Nonlinear dynamics, chaos and quantum chaos, statistical physics, complexity
Seema Sharma Associate Professor Experimental High Energy Physics
Surjeet Singh Associate Professor Quantum materials
Tarun Souradeep Professor and Chair, Physics Cosmology, Gravitational waves Physics and Astronomy (LIGO-India)
Prasad Subramanian Professor (Physics) Plasma astrophysics, solar physics and black hole accretion
Arun M. Thalapillil Associate Professor Theoretical High Energy Physics
Suneeta Vardarajan Associate Professor Gravitation, mathematical physics
Visiting Faculty
Rajeev Bhalerao Emeritus Professor High-Energy Nuclear Physics, Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions, Quark-Gluon Plasma
Deepak Dhar Emeritus Professor Critical phenomena on fractals, branched polymers, disordered magnets, self-organized criticality, proportionate growth in biology, protein-folding, models of super-cooled liquids and glasses.
Satishchandra Ogale Emeritus Professor Solar Energy, Energy Storage, Graphene and Functional Carbon, Oxide Electronics and Spintronics, Pattern Formation
Independent Scientist
Antina Ghosh WOS-A DST Scientist Soft condensed matter, glasses, jamming, phase transition, deformation of amorphous solids, Active colloidal system.
Luminita Harnagea WOS-A DST Scientist Synthesis and single crystal growth of novel materials showing interesting electronic, magnetic and topological phases and their main physical characterization
Sheelan Sengupta Chowdhury WOS-A DST Scientist Soft condensed matter, electronic properties of mesoscopic or quantum systems
Seema Verma WOS-A DST Scientist Nanotechnological design strategies of Inorganic materials for clean energy applications; Size controlled synthesis & characterization of multifunctional magnetic nanoparticles