# Bulbul Chakraborty

Degrees

SUNY at Stony Brook, Ph.D.SUNY at Stony Brook, M.S.

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, B.S.

Expertise

Theoretical Condensed Matter PhysicsProfile

Professor 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.Courses Taught

PHYS | 31a | Quantum Theory I |

PHYS | 40a | Introduction to Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics |

PHYS | 110a | Mathematical Physics |

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)

Scholarship

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).