Members

Principal Investigator

Bulbul Chakraborty
Bulbul Chakraborty
Principal Investigator
Enid and Nate Ancell Professor of Physics
781-736-2843 Abelson 345/346

Expertise: Condensed matter theory, especially systems far from equilibrium; glassy dynamics in supercooled liquids; granular media and the jamming of granular flows; modeling the dynamical instability in microtubules.

Current Members

Deshpreet Bedi
Postdoctoral Fellow
Kanaya Malakar
Graduate Student
Jishnu Narayanan Nampoothiri
Graduate Student

Jishnu graduated from IISER Thiruvananthapuram in 2014 with a BS-MS dual degree in Physics with Mathematics and Biology as his minor subjects. He joined the Chakraborty group in 2015 and the focus of his current research is on building theoretical models to understand features of plasticity in amorphous solids.

Amorphous solids are ubiquitous in nature and their mechanical properties are of fundamental interest both theoretically and in practical engineering applications. However, due to the presence of disorder, developing a theoretical framework to understand the properties of these systems remains a challenging problem to date. We seek to gain an understanding of these systems by studying disordered spin models which are simpler to analyze and yet show features which are similar to those seen in the mechanical properties of these systems.

Sagnik Ghosh
Graduate Student

Alumni