Home Page of Amitava Raychaudhuri
Present Position: Professor Emeritus
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University of Calcutta B.Sc.(Hons) 1970
University of Delhi M.Sc. 1973
University of Maryland Ph.D. 1977
PH. D. THESIS: 'On the application of the N-Quantum
method to bound state problems'.
Thesis Supervisor: Professor O. W. Greenberg, University of
D.Sc. (honoris causa) 2017 University of Gour Banga
D.Sc. (honoris causa) 2017 University of North Bengal
Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant, University of
Maryland, U.S.A., 1973-77.
Research Associate, Department of Theoretical Physics,
University of Oxford,U.K.,1977-79.
Visiting Fellow, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research,
Lecturer (1980-86), Reader (1987-96), Sir Tarak Nath Palit
Professor (1996-present), Department of Physics, University
Director, Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad,
(2005 - 2011). (On leave from the University of Calcutta).
Visiting Professor, Department of Physics, Oklahoma State
University, Stillwater, OK 74078, U.S.A. Jan - June, 1998
(On leave from the University of Calcutta).
CEC 'Marie Curie' Senior Post-doctoral Fellowship,
Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics,
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, U.K., 1994. (On leave
from the University of Calcutta).
Indo-U.S. (Senior Fulbright) Fellow, Theoretical Physics
Group, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California,
U.S.A., 1988-89. (On leave from the University of Calcutta.)
Scientific Associate, Theory Division, C.E.R.N., Geneva,
Switzerland, 1983-84. (On leave from the University of
Short (One to three month) visits to A.S.I.C.T.P.(Trieste),
C.E.R.N.(Geneva), Univ. of Rome, Univ. of Padova, etc.
More than 110 well-cited published papers in leading
international journals, many other papers in conference
publications, and five edited books.
Publications can be found in the webpage:
Current Research Area: Particle Physics (Neutrino Physics,
GUTs, Extra Dimensions, etc.)
National Merit Certificate and Prize, Govt. of India, 1967.
National Science Talent Search Scholarship, Govt. of
Best incoming graduate students' prize, Univ. of Maryland,
Indian National Science Academy Young Scientist Award, 1982.
National Associate (1982-87), University Grants Commission,
Associate Member (1984-90), International Centre for
Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy.
Career Award (1985-88), University Grants Commission, India.
Indo-U.S. (Senior Fulbright) Fellowship (1988-89),
University Grants Commission, India and Council for
International Exchange of Scholars, Washington D.C., U.S.A.
Theoretical Physics Seminar Circuit Speaker 1990-91,
1995-96, 1997-99, and 2004-05.
Senior Associate (1991-97), (1998-05) The Abdus Salam
International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste,
CEC 'Marie Curie' Senior Post-doctoral Fellowship (February
- July, 1994), Commission of European Communities, Brussels,
Belgium and the Department of Science and Technology, India.
Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award (1997).
Fellow, Indian National Science Academy (2002).
Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, India (2004).
International Alumnus of the Year (2005), University of
Maryland Alumni Association.
Meghnad Saha Memorial Gold Medal (2005), The Asiatic
Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences (2006).
Homi Bhabha Lecturership (2006), Institute of Physics, UK
and Indian Physics Association.
J.C. Bose Fellowship, Department of Science and Technology,
Government of India (2010-)
Shiksha Ratna, Government of West Bengal (2016)
ISRO (1983-86), UGC (1985-88), INSA (1985-88), DAE
(1989-92), DST(1989-2005), CSIR (1993-2003), ECRA
(1997-2000), J.C. Bose
Current: J.C. Bose Fellowship SERB/DST Rs. 1,30,59,000/00
Also co-P.I. in an SERB-EMR project (PI: Prof. Anindya Datta)
Utpal Sarkar, Biswarup Mukhopadhyaya, Aditi Ray-Mukhopadhyaya,
Sreerup Raychaudhuri, Gautam Bhattacharyya, Srubabati
Goswami, Anindya Datta, Subhendu Rakshit, Arunansu Sil,
Swarup Kumar Majee, Sanjib Kumar Agarwalla, Joydeep
Chakrabortty, Ujjal Kumar Dey.
Ongoing: Soumita Pramanick (email@example.com),
Triparno Bandyopadhyay (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The following scientists have been mentored at the
Krishnanath Bandyopadhyaya, Debasish Majumdar, Rathin
Adhikari, Abhijit Samanta, Subrata Khan
Several M.Sc./B.Sc./B.E./B.Tech students of IITs, NITs,
Universities and elsewhere have been mentored for their
summer projects. Teacher fellows have all worked on summer
Genealogy tree updated till 2013 (.pdf) (thanks to
Other (at present or earlier):
Journal paper refereeing, Thesis evaluation, Faculty Career
Progression evaluation, etc.
Chairman, JBNSTS; Chair, SERB Young Scientist Expert
Committee for Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Member of
several University Executive Councils, University Courts,
Academic Councils, etc.; Member of several research
institute Governing Councils; Member of a number of
committees of CSIR/DST/SERB/UGC etc.