Radhika Vathsan

Professor and Head, Department of Physics

Quantum Theory, Mathematical Physics, Quantum Information
Radhika Vathsan

About the Faculty

Joined  the Physics Group at BITS  Pilani (Pilani Campus) in December 2001, where I  was associated with the Distance Learning Programme Division. I moved  to the Goa Campus in December 2004.

My research interests include Foundations of Quantum Theory, Quantum Information Theory, Mathematical Physics (formal quantization), Many-body Physics (multi-particle clusters, anyon physics, fractional statistics), and High Energy Physics (gravitation, string theory) 
I have also done some research on   the acoustic characteristics and construction mechanics of Indian musical instruments.
Passionate about physics teaching, I try out different methods of active learning and blended learning in my classes.
I've written a text book on Quantum Physics and Quantum Information addressed to undergraduate students, published by CRC Press in 2015

I have  an abiding interest in Indian Classical music as a vocalist and  play the Sarasvati veena.

I'm an avid bird-watcher, love painting and sketching and messing about in  gardening.