Fundamental physics provides insights into the complex mechanisms of creation and evolution of the physical and observable universe. The standard model of particle physics is built to explain and identify the building blocks of this universe and aim at providing concepts of mass and the creation of matter. Our research seeks to identify a state of matter formed during the primordial times, roughly about a one-millionth fraction of a second since the big bang. This state of matter is popularly known as the Quark-Gluon Plasma or QGP.

The modern experimental physics program has made it possible to produce a possible QGP state in laboratories. The research initiatives are deeply rooted in probing this state of matter with advanced research facilities to collide accelerated high energetic particle/ions beams to create and investigate the QGP.

Experimental Reach

Research oppurtunities involve 3 experiments:
  • A Large Ion Collider Experiment (ALICE)
  • Compressed Baryonic Matter (CBM)
  • Electron Ion Collider (EIC)

Research Domain

  • Data Analysis in ALICE and CBM
  • Analysis and interpretation of data collected by ALICE at the Large Hadron Collider (CERN, Geneva). Data simulations carried out for the "future" CBM experiment at FAIR, Darmstadt.

  • Detector simulations in CBM and EIC
  • Fine tuning of performance of detectors using simulations and machine learning, and building full scale detector modules to setup at "future" experiments at CBM (FAIR, Darmstadt) and EIC (Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York)

  • Phenomenology
  • Physics of Heavy-Ion collisions using theoretical/simulative models. Study of various properties of particles and the "fireball" produced.