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About the Department:

The Department of Physics has a glorious history of nine decades and was established as one of the earliest Department under the Faculty of science. The Department is recognized for many significant contributions to our understanding of experimental as well as theoretical physics. The main focus of the research activities of the theoretical and experimental group include: Nanoscience & nanotechnology, Hydrogen storage materials, DNA denaturation, Polymers and Protein folding, Liquid crystals and its spectroscopic study, Quark Gluon Plasma, Relativistic mean field theory for nuclear structure, Gauge theory, Field theory, Laser spectroscopy of glasses and other materials, Ultrasonic, Ion conducting polymeric electrolyte, Atomic & Molecular Physics, Sensors, IR and Raman Spectroscopy, Atmospheric Physics, Amorphous materials, Semiconducting and magnetic materials for Spintronics and swift Heavy ion radiation, Structure and spectra of biomolecules, Molecular Electronic Structure Theory, Molecular mechanism of Cancer, Optical Fiber etc. Department has entered into two International projects namely PHENIX at BNL (USA) and CBM at GSI (Germany) for the detection of Quark Gluon Plasma (QGP) and an Indian Collaboration INO for the detection of neutrinos. The Department of Physics is the nodal Department for the Centre of Hydrogen Energy, Nanoscience & Technology unit and the UGC Networking Centre. The Department offers Post Graduate teaching in Biophysics, Condensed Matter Physics, Electronics, Nuclear & Particle Physics, Space Physics and Spectroscopy and many elective papers. ISRO has recently provided some financial support to start a research and teaching programme in the field of Space Physics.

HISTORICAL MILESTONES:

  • 1898: Establishment of Central Hindu College by Dr. Annie Besant.
  • 1916: CHC becomes constituent College of BHU- PG Teaching begins.
  • ~1925: Research Activities Begin with Initial Research Programs in Cosmic Rays and Molecular Spectroscopy .
  • Followed by Atmospheric Physics and X-ray Crystallography.
  • Over the years many other research programs have been added in tune with the times with phasing out of older programs.
  • One of the leading Centers of Research & Teaching for nearly 8 decades with equal emphasis on both the Generation of knowledge and Transfer of knowledge
  • The Department continues to address itself to the Frontier Areas of Research with concurrent upgradation of Teaching Programs as well.

    DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN RECOGNISED UNDER VARIOUS SCHEMES:

    1. Departmental Research Scheme (UGC)
    2. Department of Special Assistance (UGC)
    3. Centre of Advance Studies Phase I, II,III & IV (UGC)
    4. COSIST Phase I & II (UGC)
    5. FIST Level-II (DST)
    6. Interdisciplinary Programs : Hydrogen Energy Centre & Nanoscience & Technology Unit
    7. Interinstitutional International Programs: PHENIX (BNL, USA) & CBM (Germany) Experiment
    8. Brookheaven National Lab (USA), Fermilab (USA) & NSC (MoU)

      DISTINCTIONS EARNED BY PRESENT FACULTY MEMBERS
      Fellowship of Academics

      I.N.S.A.02
      I.A.Sc.02
      N.A.Sc.04
      N.Y.A.Sc.01
      S.S.Bhatnagar Prize01
      Goyal Award for Physical Sciences01
      H.J.Bhabha for Applied Sciences01
      INSA Young Scientist Award01
      I.B.M. Research Scientist01
      Von Humboldt Fellowship07
      JSPS Fellowship03
      INFN/INFM Fellowship02
      Femilab International Fellowship01

      PRESENT RESEARCH PROGRAMS:


      Objectives: Generation of knowledge in New Areas.
      1. Condensed Matter Experiment: Growth and Characterization of Materials (Nano-Materials, Superconducting, Hydrogen Storage, etc.) Amorphous, Quasicrystalline and Alloy Systems, Colossal Magneto Resistance, Multi Ferroic Materials and Diluted Magnetic Semicondutor (DMS), Nano Structures.

        Associated Faculty Members: Prof. O. N. Srivastava, Prof. R. S. Tiwari, Prof. A. K. Ghosh, Dr. A. Srivastava, Dr. K. Singh, Dr. M. A. Shaz, Dr. N. Mehta.

      2. Condensed Matter Theory: Soft Matter (Molecular fluids, liquid crystals, polymers, disordered systems) Biological systems (DNA denaturation, Protein folding) Phonon Physics

        Associated Faculty Members: Prof. Yashwant Singh, Prof. Jokhan Ram, Prof. Shri Singh, Prof. Sanjay Kumar, Prof. Debanand Sa .

      3. Electronics:Solid State Electronics and Ionics, Ultrasonic, Electronic Nose Sensors and Signal Processing, Devices and Conducting Polymeric Materials, Semicoducting and Magnetic Materials for Spintronics and Shift Heavy Ion Beam Radiation,Photonic Devices,Circuit and Communication

        Associated Faculty Members: Prof. R. D. S. Yadava, Prof. R. K. Singh, Dr. Vivek Singh, Dr. S. Prasad, Dr. A.L. Saroj

      4. Atomic and Molecular Physics: Electronic Spectra and Structure of Molecules/Biomolecules, Spectroscopic studies of Metallic Glasses,Laser Spectroscopic Studies of Novel Materials and Dark States, Vibrational Dephasing and Phase Transitions, Electron-Atom/Molecule Collision Light Scattering from Soft Matter and Bioparticles .

        Associated Faculty Members: Prof. P.C. Mishra, Prof. S.B. Rai, Prof. R.Shanker, Prof. R.A. Yadav, Prof. Ranjan Kumar Singh, Dr. A. Bahadur.

      5. Space Physics

        Whistlers, Earthquake Precursors Analysis,VLF Waves,Aerosol Studies and Detector Development for Space Physics.

        Associated Faculty Members: Prof. A. K. Singh, Prof. B. K. Singh.

      6. Nuclear and Particle Physics

        BRST Symmetrics, Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions (PHENIX/CBM Program), Physics of Quark-Gluon Plasma, Experimental Nuclear Physics, Neutrino Physics, Quantum Field Theory, String Theory, Particle detectors and Instrumentation:.

        Associated Faculty Members: Prof. C.P. Singh, Prof. R.P. Malik, Prof. B.P. Mandal, Prof. B.K. Singh, Prof. H.P. Sharma, Dr. V.S. Subrahmanyam, Dr. V.Singh, Dr. A. Kumar, Dr. S. Siwach

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