Abelson-Bass-Yalem Building, 345/346
DegreesSUNY at Stony Brook, Ph.D.
SUNY at Stony Brook, M.S.
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, B.S.
ExpertiseTheoretical Condensed Matter Physics
ProfileProfessor Bulbul Chakraborty is a condensed matter theorist who is interested in systems far from equilibrium. Her recent research has been focused on a) exploring emergence in the macroworld where thermal fluctuations are irrelevant, and specifically how shearing leads to solidification in the natural world, b) analyzing the origin of glassy dynamics in supercooled liquids with a specific focus on the question of an underlying critical point, c) the collective behavior of active matter, which consists of individual entities that can produce and dissipate energy.
|PHYS||31a||Quantum Theory I|
|PHYS||40a||Introduction to Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics|
|PHYS||162a||Quantum Mechanics I|
|PHYS||163a||Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics|
Awards and Honors
Elected Chair of the Advisory Board of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (2014)
Elected General Member of the Aspen Center for Physics (2009)
Enid and Nate Ancell Chair of Physics (2009)
Fellow, American Physical Society (2009)
NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (2008)
Chakraborty, Bulbul. "Statistical Mechanics of Dry Granular Materials: Statics and Slow Dynamics." Handbook of Granular Materials. Ed. S. Franklin and M. Shattuck. Taylor and Francis, 2015. Chapter 5. (forthcoming)
Shubha Tewari, Michal Dichter, Bulbul Chakraborty. "Signatures of Incipient Jamming in Collisional Hopper Flows." Soft Matter arXiv:1210.5805. (2012). (forthcoming)
D. Bi, S. Henkes, K. Daniles, Chakraborty, Bulbul. "The Statistical Physics of Athemal Materials." Annual Review of Condensed Matter Physics 6. (2015): 63-83.
Danny Goldstein, Michael Giver, Chakraborty, Bulbul. "Synchronization Patterns in Frustrated Turing Rings." March 2015.
R. P. Behringer, D. Bi, B. Chakraborty, A. Clark, J. Dijksman, J. Ren and J. Zhang. "Statistical properties of granular materials near jamming." Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment 2014. (2015): P06004.
Sarkar, Sumantra and Chakraborty, Bulbul. "Shear-induced rigidity in athermal materials: a unified statistical framework." Physical Review E 91. (2015): 042201.
C. Michael Giver, and Bulbul Chakraborty. "Effects of Intrinsic Fluctuations in a prototypical chemical oscillator: metastability and switching." arXiv: 1303.3048 (2013)
Dapeng Bi, Jie Zhang, R. P. Behringer, Bulbul Chakraborty. "Fluctuations in Shear-Jammed States: A Statistical Ensemble Approach." Europhysics Letter 102. (2013): 34002.
R. P. Behringer, J. Dijksman, J. Ren, J. Zhang, T. Majmudar, B. Chakraborty, D. Bi and A. Tordesillas,. Jamming and shear for granular materials. Proc. of Powders and Grains 2013: International Conference on Micromechanics of Granular Media. Sydney, Australia: 2013.
S. K. Nandi, B. Chakraborty, A. K. Sood and S. Ramaswamy. "Yielding and large deviations in micellar gels: a model." Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Exper-iment 2013. 02 (2013): P02027.
Sarkar, Sumantra, Bi, Dapeng, Zhang Jie, Behringer, R. P. , and Chakraborty, Bulbul. "Origin of Rigidity of Granular Solids." Physical Review Letters 111. (2013): 068301.
Tewari, Shubha, Dichter Michal, and Chakraborty, Bulbul. "Signatures of incipient jamming in collsional hopper flows." Soft Matter 9. (2013): 5016.
C. F. Schreck, M. Mailman, B. Chakraborty and C. S. OHern. "Constraints and vibrations in static packings of ellipsoidal particles." Phys. Rev. E 85. (2012): 061305.
Giomi, L.,Mahadevan, L., Chakraborty, Bulbul and Hagan, M. F. "Excitable Patterns in Active Nematics." Physical Review Letters 106. (2012): 218101.
L. Giomi, L. Mahadevan, B. Chakraborty and M. F. Hagan. "Banding, excitability and chaos in active nematic suspensions." Nonlinearilty 25. (2012): 2245.
Mitch Mailman and Bubul Chakraborty. "Using point-to-set correlations to probe unjamming of frictionless grains." Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment 05. (2012): P05001.
Sumedha, Hagan, M. F., Chakraborty, Bulbul. "Prolonging assembly through dissociation: A self-assembly paradigm in microtubules." Physical Review E 83. (2012): 051904.
T. Shen, C. Schreck, B. Chakraborty, D. E. Freed and C. S. OHern. "Structural relaxation in dense liquids composed of anisotropic particles." Phys. Rev. E 86. (2012): 041303.
Ya Liu, and Chakraborty, Bulbul. "Segregation of polymers in confined Spaces." Physical Biology 9. (2012): 066005.
Bi, Dapeng, Zhang, Jie, Behringer, R. P. and Chakraborty, Bulbul. "Jamming by Shear." Nature 480. (2011): 355.
Mailman Mitch, and Chakraborty, Bulbul. "A signature of a thermodynamic phase transition in jammed granular packings: growing correlations in force space." J. Statistical Mechanics (2011): L07002.
Michael Giver, Zahera Jabeen and Bulbul Chakraborty. "Phase and frequency entrainment in locally coupled phase oscillators with repulsive interactions." Physical Review E 83. (2011): 046206.
Nandi, Saroj, Chakraborty, Bulbul, Sood, Ajay, and Ramaswamy, Sriram,. "Yielding and Large Deviations in Micellar Gels: A model." Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment 2013. 2 (2011): P02027.
Chakraborty, Bulbul. "Statistical ensemble approach to stress transmission in granular packings." Soft Matter 6. (2010): 2884.
Chakraborty, Bulbul and Behringer R. P. "Jamming of Granular Matter." Springer Encyclopedia of Complexity and System Science. Ed. Robert A. Meyers. Springer-Verlag, 2009. 4997-5021.
Dapeng Bi and Bulbul Chakraborty. "Rheology of Granular Materials: Dynamics in a Stress Landscape." Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 367. (2009): 50735090.
G. Lois, J. Zhang, T. S. Majmudar, S. Henkes, B. Chakraborty, C. S. OHern, and R. P. Behringer. "Stress correlations in granular materials: An entropic formulation." Phys. Rev. E 80. (2009): 060303 (R).
Henkes, Silke and Chakraborty, Bulbul. "A statistical mechanics framework for static granular matter." Phys Rev E 79. (2009): 061301.
Kalb, Joshua and Chakraborty, Bulbul. "Single Polymer Confinement in a Slit: Correlation between structure and dynamics." J. Chem. Phys 130. 025103 (2009).
Mailman, Mitch, Schreck, Carl, O'Hern, Corey S. and Chakraborty, Bulbul. "Jamming in Systems Composed of Frictionless Ellipse-Shaped Particles." Physical Review Letters 102. 255501 (2009).
Tewari, Shubha, Tithi, Bidita, Ferguson, Allison and Chakraborty, Bulbul. "Growing length scale in gravity-driven dense granular flow." Phys. Rev. E 79. (2009): 011303.
Yang, Yasheng and Chakraborty, Bulbul. "Dynamics in the Metabasin Space of a Lennard-Jones Glass Former: Connectivity and." Phys Rev E 80. 011501 (2009).
Behringer, R. P, Dapeng Bi, Chakraborty, Bulbul, Henkes, S and Hartley, R. R. "Why Do Granular Materials Stiffen with Shear Rate? A Test of Novel Stress-Based Statistics." Physical Review Letters 101. (2008): 268301.
Liu Ya and Chakraborty, Bulbul. "Shape of Semiflexible Polymers in Confined Spaces." Physical Biology 5. (2008): 026004.
Antal, T, Krapivsky, P, Redner, S, Mailman, M and Chakraborty, B. "Dynamics of an idealized model of microtubule growth and catastrophe." Physical Review E 76. (2007): 041907.
Chakraborty, Bulbul and Ferguson, Allison. "Spatially heterogenous dynamics in dense, driven granular flows." Europhysics Letters 78. (2007): 28003.
Henkes, Silke, O'Hern, Corey S. and Chakraborty, Bulbul. "Entropy and Temperature of a Static Granular Assembly: An Ab Initio Approach." Physical Review Letters 99. (2007): 038002.
Ferguson, A., Chakraborty, B.. "Stress and large-scale spatial structures in dense, driven granular flows." Physical Review E 73. 1 (2006).
Marshall, A. H., Chakraborty, B., Nagel, S.. "Numerical studies of the compressible Ising spin glass." Europhysics Letters 74. 4 (2006).
Das, D., Farrell, G., Kondev, J., Chakraborty, B.. "Critical dynamics of dimers: Implications for the glass transition." Journal of Physical Chemistry B 109. 45 (2005).
Henkes, S., Chakraborty, B.. "Jamming as a critical phenomenon: A field theory of zero-temperature grain packings." Physical Review Letters 95. 19 (2005).
Ferguson, A., Fisher, B., Chakraborty, B.. "Impulse distributions in dense granular flows: Signatures of large-scale spatial structures." Europhysics Letters 66. 2 (2004).
Majumdar, S. N., Das, D., Kondev, J., Chakraborty, B.. "Landau-like theory of glassy dynamics." Physical Review E 70. 6 (2004).