University of Calcutta



Quantum and Statistical Mechanics(Q&S-Mech 11)
Starting March 15, 2011

About The School

Modern era has witnessed a paradigm shift in the areas of electronics, communication and computers. With growing demand for collection and dissemination of information, the sizes of electronic devices and systems used in modern communication and computers are continuously shrinking to nanometric dimensions. Understanding their operation and designing for next generation systems calls for sound knowledge in Quantum and Statistical Mechanics. These topics, hitherto belonging to the realm of Pure Physics, are now needed to conduct research in frontier areas of Electronics, Communication and Computers like Nanoelectronics and Nanophotonics, Spintronics, Quantum Computation and Teleportation, Quantum Cellular Automata, Cavity QED, Solitons and Squeezed States, Nonlinear Optics, Single Photon Detection, Photon Turnstiles, etc.


The School will cover approximately 40 lecture hours. Since the Experts are derived from leading research institutions, the duration, routine of classes are not fixed, but may be drawn in accordance with the free time of the experts. The venue may also be varied. The tentative duration of the School is from March 15, 2011 to the end of June, 2011. The Inaugural program will be held on March 15, 2011, in the Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics.


The speakers are internationally acclaimed experts in the areas belonging to research/academic institutes in Kolkata. A few faculty members of the UGC-NRCPS will introduce the participants to the frontier areas of electronics research that need deep understanding of Quantum and Statistical Mechanics.

Selection of Candidates

The submitted registration forms were examined and a list of selected fellows was published in the website to enable them to reserve train/air tickets. Due consideration was given to select participants from all over India and to give preference to candidates from North Eastern regions. The following Table may provide an idea how the objective was fulfilled.