Punyabrata Pradhan
    Reader, SNBNCBS

   Telephone +91-33-2335 5706/07/08

Educational Background:

  • Ph.D.: Tata Institute of Fundamental research,               India (2006)
  • M.Sc.: University of Calcutta(2000)
  • B.Sc.: Presidency College (1998)
  • Professional Background:

  • Reader, S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences,     Calcutta (2011 - present)
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Stuttgart,     Germany (2009 - 2011)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Technion, Israel         (2006 - 2009)
  • Research Interests:

  • Thermodynamic Structure of Nonequilibrium Steady     States (NESS)
  • Fluctuation Relations in Systems Driven Far away from     Equilibrium
  • Statistical Physics of Complex Systems, Driven Diffusive     Systems
  • Ion Transport through Biological Nanopores
  •   Significant Recent Publications:

    • Nonequilibrium steady states in contact: Approximate thermodynamic structure and zeroth law for driven lattice gases, Punyabrata Pradhan, Christian P. Amann and Udo Seifert, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 150601 (2010).
    • Nonexistence of classical diamagnetism and nonequilibrium fluctuation theorems for charged particles on a curved surface, Punyabrata Pradhan and Udo Seifert, EPL 89, 37001 (2010). [Highlighted in Europhysics News 41, 16 (2010)].
    • Nonequilibrium fluctuation theorems in the presence of a time-reversal symmetry-breaking field and nonconservative force, Punyabrata Pradhan, Phys. Rev. E 81, 021122 (2010).
    • Ion transport through confined ion channels in the presence of immobile charges, Punyabrata Pradhan, Yariv Kafri and Dov Levine, Phys. Rev. E 81, 031928 (2010).
    • Sampling rare fluctuations of height in the Oslo ricepile model, Punyabrata Pradhan and Deepak Dhar, J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 40, 2639 (2007).
    • Probability distribution of residence times of grains in models of ricepiles, Punyabrata Pradhan and Deepak Dhar, Phys. Rev. E 73, 021303 (2006).
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