Division of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Chair: Prof. Rahul Pandit

73 Faculty members
58 Fellowships of Science Academies in India
319 PhD students
16 Master’s students
122 Integrated PhD students
39 PhD students graduated in 2015 – 2016
2 Master’s students graduated in 2015 –
2016

Core Research Areas

Research in the Division covers a wide variety of areas in the Physical Sciences, including fundamental investigations in String Theory, Particle Phenomenology, Field Theory, Condensed Matter Physics, both theoretical and experimental, Soft-Matter and Complex Systems, Biology-Inspired Physics, Biomolecular Structure and Biophysics, Atomic and Optical Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics, and cutting-edge Applied Physics research including MEMS-based and Fibre-Optic Sensors, Multifunctional Materials, such as graphene and carbon nanotubes, Super-Resolution Fluorescence Microscopy, Nano-Scale Imaging, Optics and Microfluidics, Energy- and Health-Monitoring Instrumentation, and Cryogenic Technologies, including Cryocoolers, Cryogenic Instrumentation, and Cryogenic treatment on materials.

The Mathematics department is active in research in most areas of pure and applied mathematics, including algebra and number theory, analysis, discrete mathematics, geometry/topology, mathematical finance, numerical analysis, partial differential equations, probability, representation theory, and time-series analysis.

Themes

Given the diversity of this Division, there is a diversity of themes in research. These can be gleaned from the core research areas mentioned above. Many of these areas lie in the exact sciences, both theoretical and experimental. Along with these, there are growing interdisciplinary programmes, such as in Mathematical Biology and Nanoscience. Translational research is also being carried out and products, based on innovative and cutting-edge technologies, are being brought into the market by faculty entrepreneurs in the division.


Research Snapshots

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2015

2014

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