Home Page of Parongama Sen

Present position : Professor

E-mail: E-mail: psphy at caluniv.ac.in | parongama at gmail.com

Academic Qualifications
Ph.D., Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Calcutta 1993
M.Sc. (Physics), University of Calcutta, 1986 (exam held in 1987)
B.Sc. (Physics), Presidency College, Calcutta, 1984

Lecturer, College of Applied Sciences, University of Delhi,1992-94
Research Associate, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 1994-95
Research Associate, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, 1995-96
Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Cologne, 1996-97
Lecturer, Surendranath College, Calcutta, 1997-2000
Lecturer, University of Calcutta, 2000-2005
Reader, University of Calcutta, 2005-2008
Professor, University of Calcutta, 2008-till date

Research Interests
Statistical physics: phase transitions and critical phenomena in magnetic systems,
networks, quantum systems, percolation etc. Dynamical phenomena in complex
physical and social systems.


Study Material

Ebola Data

Seminars, Conferences, Symposium, Workshops etc. organised

Statphys Kolkata IX
Statphys Kolkata V, Kolkata 2004 (co-convenor)
One day seminar, Kolkata 2005 to celebrate World Year of Physics
Refresher course, University of Calcutta, 2006 on Topics of Theoretical Physics
Statphys Kolkata VI, Kolkata 2007 (co-convenor)
Statphys Kolkata VII, Kolkata 2010 (co-convenor)
Diversity and complexity: Realm of today's Statistical Physics, Kolkata 2013 (2014)

Talks given in conferences/symposium etc. (last 5 years) 

Scientific visits of short durations:

Banaras Hindu University (Varanasi, India, 2017)
University of Cologne (Germany, 2017)
Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (Trieste, Italy)
University of Aachen (Aachen, Germany),
University of Halle (Halle, Germany)
University of Tel-Aviv (Tel-Aviv, Israel),
Max Planck Institute of Polymers and Complex Systems (Dresden, Germany)
Polytecnico de Torino (Turin, Italy)
Padova University (Padova, Italy)
University of Illinois, Chicago (USA)
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (Mumbai, India)
Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore, India)
Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (Bangalore, India)
Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur, India)
Indian Institute of Technology (Mumbai, India)
Institute of Mathematical Science, Chennai (India).
Brandeis University (Waltham, USA)
Boston University (Boston, USA)
RTM University (Nagpur, India)
Saarlandes University (Saarbrucken, Germany)

Other information:
Regular associate:
Abdus Salam ICTP (till 2010)
IMSc Associate (2011-2013)
Awarded APS-IUSSTF Professorship, 2012-13

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PhD students guided:

1. Kamalika Basu Hajra (2009), Assistant Professor, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose College, Kolkata

2.Soham Biswasi (2012), Post doctoral fellow at UNAM,Mexico
http://www.ajcbosecollege.org/physics.php  https://sites.google.com/site/sohamphysics/

3. Sanchari Goswami (2014), Assistant Professor, Vidyasagar College, Kolkata

4. Abdul Khaleque (2016), Assistant Professor, Bidhan Chandra College, Rishra, West Bengal

5. Parna Roy (2018) currently Research Associate in a joint project with Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich

PhD students at present:
Pratik Mullick
Reshmi Roy

Ongoing project:
Nonequilibrium statistical Physics of reaction diffusion and threshold activated driven systems (SERB, 2017)
(co PI, P. Ray, IMSc)

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