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Sumit R. Das

Research Interests:
High-Energy Physics

Ph.D., University of Chicago (1983); B.Sc and M.Sc, University of Calcutta


Postdoctoral Fellow, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory 1983-85
Postdoctoral Fellow, California Institute of Technology, 1985-87
Faculty, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, 1987-2001


Theoretical High Energy Physics

String theory, black hole physics and non-perturbative quantum field theory. Recent work deals with understanding the emergence of space in gauge-gravity duality, applications of the holographic correspondence to out-of-equilibrium problems in many body systems and universal scaling in critical quantum quench. Past work involved the physics of Hawking radiation, noncommutative gauge theories, noncritical string theory and random surfaces, matrix models for nonperturbative strings, large-N gauge theories, vortices and monopoles.

Awards and Honors

Arts & Sciences Distinguished Professor (2019)

University Research Professor, University of Kentucky (2010)

S.S. Bhatnagar Prize (1998)

Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences (1997)