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