Research

Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad

Materials Theory

Faculty

  • Pinaki Majumdar
  • G. Venketeswara Pai
  • Prasenjit Sen

Brief Description

Disordered and strongly correlated electron systems and study of materials properties using first-principles electronic structure calculations. Specific focus on computational many body methods, Hartree-Fock and other wavefunction-based methods, density functional theory and quantum Monte Carlo.

Mesoscale Device Physics

Faculty

  • G. Venketeswara Pai
  • Tribhuvan P. Pareek
  • Sumathi Rao

Brief Description

Mesoscopic physics and spintronics with emphasis on charge and spin transport through quantum wires, quantum dots, and quantum Hall systems including graphene. Techniques involve analytic methods of evaluating scattering matrices, nonequilibrium Green's function approach, weak interaction renormalization group techniques, bosonization, and conformal field theories.