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Department of Physics

BITS Pilani, declared as an "Institute of Eminence" by MHRD, Govt. of India, is one of leading Institutes in the area of Science & Technology  in India. It is the place where education enriches, transform and inspires young mind. The physics department of BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa campus, established in 2004, is committed to fulfill this vision of the Institute.
Currently, the department has 15 faculty members whose research interests  span over theoretical and experimental aspects of high energy physics, condensed matter physics, Nuclear astrophysics,optics and spectroscopy, quantum computation, non-linear dynamics,nuclear physics and statistical mechanics.
The department currently offers 4 year Integrated M.Sc. program in Physics. It  has an active Ph.D. (full-time and part-time) program and  has currently 18 Ph.D. scholars.
The department has recently started a minor program  in Physics, which  can be taken by students from other disciplines to get a first exposure to the  exciting world of physics. Apart from the core courses geared towards physics undergraduates and advanced courses for PhD students, the department offers a variety of cross-disciplinary  electives also. More details regarding the department and its activities can be explored using the links.
 
Ph.D. admission notification
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JRF/SRF/RA positions in  sponsored project in the department  
  • A project(jointly with the department of Mathematics) RA position is available in a CSIR project titled " Dark matter, dark energy and cosmic acceleration in modified gravity theory ". (Click here for details).
     
Honours/Awards/Achievements 
    Achievements of our Ph.D. students!
    • Congratulations to Dr. Dhavala Suri for getting a Postdoctoral position in the Physics department of MIT, USA.
    • Congratulations to Dr. Selvaganapathy J for getting  a Postodoctoral position in the Theoretical High Enegy & Astrophysics group of Physical Research Laboratory(PRL), Ahmedabad, India.
    • Congratulations to Dr. Arunkarthick S  for getting the position of a Scientist in National Centre for Cell Sciences,  NCCS Complex, University of Pune campus, Maharashtra.
    • Congratulations to Dr. A Venkatesan  for getting a Postdoctoral position in the School of Information and Communication Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Department News

Recent publications: 
    • 1. Constraints on Light Dark Matter fermions from relic density consideration and Tsallis statistics, Atanu Guha  and   Prasanta Kr. Das, BITS-Pilani, Goa Campus, Journal of High Energy Physics 06 (2018) 139
    • 2. An Extensive Study of Bose-Einstein Condensation in Liquid Helium using q-deformed Statistics,Atanu Guha  and   Prasanta Kr. Das, BITS-Pilani, Goa Campus, Physica A 497 (2018) 272-284
    • 3. q-deformed Einstein model to describe specific heat of solid, Atanu Guha  and   Prasanta Kr. Das, BITS-Pilani, Goa Campus, Physica A 495 (2018) 18-29.
    • 4. Deconfinement of non-strange hadronic matter with nucleons & Δ-baryons to quark matter in neutron stars, by Debashree Sen and T. K. Jha. Accepted in Int. J. of Modern Physics D, (October 17, 2018).
      5. GW170817: constraining the nuclear matter equation of state from the neutron star tidal deformability, by Tuhin Malik, N. Alam, M. Fortin, C. Providência, B.K. Agrawal, T.K. Jha, Bharat Kumar, S.K. Patra, Phys.Rev. C 98, (2018) 035804.
    • 6. Towards a dS/MERA correspondence, Raj S Kunkolienkar and Kinjal Banerjee, International Journal of Modern Physics D 26 (2017) 1750143.  
    • 7. The PANDA Collaboration, Feasibility study for the measurement of pi N TDAs at PANDA in antiproton+proton -->  J/psi pi^0, Physical Review D, 95 (2017) 032003.
      8. The influence of vacuum and annealing on the visible luminescence in ZnO nanoparticles, Chithira P R, Teny Theresa John, Journal of Luminescence 185 (2017) 212-218
      9.Highly ordered copper oxide nanopillar arrays using template assisted electrodeposition technique and temperature dependent electrical characteristics, A. Venkatesan and E. S. Kannan, Current Applied Physics 17, 806 (2017).
      10. Molybdenum disulfide nanoparticles decorated reduced graphene oxide: highly sensitive and selective hydrogen sensor , A. Venkatesan, Servin Rathi, In-Yeal Lee, Jinwoo Park, Dongsuk Lim, Moonshik Kang, Han-Ik Joh, Gil-Ho Kim and E. S. KannanNanotechnology 28, 365501 (2017).
      11. A study of electron and thermal transport in layered Titanium Disulphide single crystals, Dhavala Suri, S. Vantari, S. Joshi, K. Senapati, P. K. Sahoo, S. Varma and R. S. Patel, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter  29, 485708 (2017).
      12. Electron and thermal transport transport via variable range hopping in MoSe2 single crystals
      Dhavala Suri and R. S. Patel, Applied Physics Letters 110, 233108 (2017).
       
       


Conference/Workshop/meeting organized:
  • 1. The department hosted 9th SERB Expert Committee meeting on Physical and Mathematical Sciences on 4-5 August, 2017.
Project position available:  
  • 1. There is a CSIR funded project RA position available under " Dark matter, dark energy and cosmic acceleration in modified gravity theory " for details. Last date for submission of application is 30th November 2018.. Please visit Dr. Prasanta Kumar Das's  webpage
 
Congratulations to our Ph.D. students!
  • 1. Congratulation to  Mr. M M. Bijesh, Mr. Selvaganapathy J, Ms. Davala Suri, Mr. Venkatesh, Mr. Arunkarthick for successfully defending their Ph.D. thesis.
  • 2. Congratulations to Ms. Shakhi P & Ms. Chithira for getting awarded with the CSIR SRF fellowship and Ms. Malavika & Ms. Payel Sarkar for getting awarded with the DST-Inspire fellowship.
 
Achievement of our Ph.D. students!
  • 1. Congratulation to Dr. Davala Suri for getting a Postdoctoral position in the Physics department of MIT,   USA.
  • 2. Congratulation to Dr. Selvaganapathy J for getting  a Postodoctoral position in the Theoretical High Enegy & Astrophysics group of Physical Research Laboratory(PRL), Ahmedabad, India.
     
Congratulations to our M.Sc students! 
  • 1. Department congratulates Achint Kumar, our M. Sc. student, for getting admit to Ph D program at Duke University, USA.
  • 2. Department congratulates Shubham Maheshwari, our MSc student for getting admit to PhD program at University  of Groiningen, Netherlands.
  • 3. Department congratulates Prajwal Padhmanabhan, our M. Sc. student, for getting admit to Ph D program at Max Planck Institue for Radio Astronomy at Bonn, Germany.
 

Seminar corner

Departmental Seminars:
 
Title: Hydrogen storage materials for mobile application
Speaker: Prof. Rajeev Ahuja (Uppsala University, Sweden)
Date, Time & Venue:  8th November, 2018. 11 AM & L202
 
Title: Experimental studies in elastic hydrodynamic interactions
SpeakerDr. Aryesh Mukherjee  (PhD Harvard University)  
Date, Time and Venue: 3rd November 2018, 12 pm - L202
 
Title: Supermassive black holes from Bose-Einstein condensates of dark matter
Speaker : Prof. Patrick Das Gupta  (University of Delhi) 
Date, Time and Venue: 3rd November 2018, 3.30 pm - L202
 
 
Upcoming seminar:
To be updated..

 
 

Contact us

Dr. Deepak Narayan  Murthy Pachattu
Head, Department of Physics 
BITS-Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus
NH-17B, Zuarinagar, Goa-403726, INDIA
Tel:  + 91 (832) 2580 431
Fax:+ 91 (832) 2580 148 
Email: deepakpn@goa.bits-pilani.ac.in 
 
Last modified: December 5, 2018   
Webpage co-ordinator: Dr. P K Das

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