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  • Research Group (ALICE)

    1. Indian participation in the ALICE experiment at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
    [Funding Agency: DST, Govt. of India, Rs. 5.325 Crores (2021-2026), PI: Dr. Raghunath Sahoo]

    2. Study of High-multiplicity Proton+Proton Collisions at the LHC Energies using Event Shape Method
    [Funding Agency: DAE-BRNS, Govt. of India: Rs. 25.03 Lakhs (2019-22), PI: Dr. Raghunath Sahoo]

    3. A Large Ion Collider Experiment (ALICE) Upgrade, Operation and Utilization
    [Funding Agency: DST, Govt. of India, Rs. 3.20 Crores (2014-2020), PI: Dr. Raghunath Sahoo]

    4. ALICE-Operation and Utilization
    [Funding Agency: DST, Govt. of India: Rs. 81 Lakhs (2013-14), PI: Dr. Raghunath Sahoo]

    5. Grid Computing in ALICE @ LHC
    [Funding Agency: DAE-DST, Govt. of India: Rs. 63 Lakhs (Approval awaited), PI: Dr. Raghunath Sahoo]

    Postdoctoral Research Associates/Visiting Scientists (Advisor: Dr. Raghunath Sahoo):

    1. Dr. Captain Rituraj Singh, Ph.D. BITS-Pilani, Postdoctoral Fellow-I (17 Nov. 2020- Continuing)
    2. Dr. Golam Sarwar, Ph.D. VECC, Kolkata, Visiting Researcher/Postdoctoral Fellow-I (01 Oct. 2018- March 2020)
    3. Dr. Sushanta Tripathy, Ph.D. IIT Indore, Visiting Researcher (October 2019- January 2020) (Presently at: National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico -> INFN Fellow, INFN Bologna, Italy)
    4. Dr. Bhaswar Chatterjee, Ph.D. PRL, Ahemadabad, Postdoctoral Fellow-III (14 Sept. 2018- 13 Sept. 2019) (Presently working as Data Scientist in Mumbai, India)
    5. Dr. Swatantra Tiwari, Ph.D. BHU, Varanasi, Postdoctoral Fellow-III (08 February 2016- 25 October 2018) (Presently at Muzaffarpur Institute of Technology, Muzaffarpur, Bihar, [Assistant Professor] )
    6. Dr. Sudipan De, Ph.D. VECC, Kolkata, Postdoctoral Fellow-III (18 August 2016- 25 Sept. 2018) (Presently at NISER, Bhubaneswar [DST-INSPIRE Faculty] )
    7. Dr. M. Younus, Ph.D. VECC, Kolkata, Postdoctoral Fellow-II (07 July 2017- 25 May 2018) (Presently at Nelson Mandela University, Johannesburg, South Africa, --> Brazil )
    8. Dr. Deepika Rathee, Ph.D. Punjab University, Chandigarh, Visiting Researcher (14 Sept. 2016- 16 Feb. 2017) (Presently at Fermi Lab, USA)
    9. Dr. Aditya Nath Mishra, Ph.D. IIT Indore, Visiting Researcher (13 July 2016- 07 April 2017) (Presently at: National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico --> Weigner Institute, Budapest, Hungary )
    10. Dr. Prakhar Garg, Ph.D. BHU, Varanasi, Postdoctoral Fellow (ALICE-Project) (May 2015- 31 May 2016) (Presently at Stony Brook University, New York, USA)
    11. Dr. Trambak Bhattacharyya, Ph.D. VECC, Kolkata, Postdoctoral Fellow (ALICE-Project) (01 December 2014- 18 January 2016) (Presently at University of Cape Town, South Africa --> JINR, Dubna, Russia)
    12. Dr. Nirbhay Kumar Behera, Ph.D. IIT Bombay, Mumbai, Postdoctoral Fellow (ALICE-Project) (15 December 2014- April 2015) (Presently at Inha University, Incheon, South Korea)

    Ph.D. Students (Degree Awarded) (Thesis Advisor: Dr. Raghunath Sahoo):

    1. Dr. Aditya Nath Mishra
      Thesis Title: Multihadron Production in High-Energy Collisions and Forward Rapidity Measurement of Inclusive Photons in Pb+Pb collisions at 2.76 TeV in ALICE Experiment at LHC. (01 July 2016) (Presently Postdoc at: National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico) --> Weigner Institute, Budapest, Hungary
    2. Dr. Ajay Kumar
      Thesis Title: Conceptual Design of Lambda Disks Detector for the PANDA Experiment. (Co-supervisor) [11 August 2016] (Presently at: Benaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi, India (UGC D.S. Kothari Fellow))
    3. Dr. Pooja Pareek
      Thesis Title: Measurement of Neutral Pion and Eta Mesons in proton+proton collisions with ALICE at the Large Hadron Collider. (25 July 2018) (Presently Postdoc at: VECC, Kolkata, [Selected for CCNU, China])
    4. Dr. Arvind Khuntia
      Thesis Title: Study of $K^{0*}$ and $\phi$ meson Production in proton+proton Collisions with ALICE at the LHC and Application of Non-extensive Statistics in High Energy Physics. ( 18 March 2019) (Presently Postdoc at Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Science (PAS), IFJ PAN, Krakow, Poland)
    5. Dr. Pragati Sahoo
      Thesis Title: Measurement of $K(892)^{*\pm}$ in Proton+ Proton collisions with ALICE at the LHC and Study of Particle Production using Color String Percolation Model. (11 April 2019) (Presently Institute Postdoc at IIT Bombay)
    6. Dr. Dhananjay Thakur
      Thesis Title: Multiplicity dependence of Forward Rapidity J/$\psi$ production in proton+proton collisions with ALICE at the LHC and Study of Particle Production in High-Energy Collisions. (27 August 2019) (Postdoc at Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou)
    7. Dr. Sushanta Tripathy
      Thesis Title: Event shape and Multiplicity dependence of $\phi$ meson production in Proton+Proton collisions with ALICE at the LHC and Characterization of Heavy-Ion Collisions using Relativistic Kinetic Theory. (18 October 2019) (Presently Postdoc at: National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico -> INFN Fellow, INFN Bologna, Italy)

    8. Dr. Rutuparna Rath (DST-INSPIRE)
      Thesis Title: Event Topology and Multiplicity dependence of $K^{*}(892)^{0}$ production in proton+proton collisions with ALICE at the LHC and probing TeV collisions through particle production and transport properties: Awarded: 10 December 2021.

    Ph.D. Students (Ongoing) (Thesis Advisor: Dr. Raghunath Sahoo):

    1. Suman Deb (MHRD-TA)
      Thesis Title: Measurement of event shape and multiplicity dependence of $K(892)^{*\pm}$ in Proton+Proton collisions with ALICE at the LHC.
    2. Neelkamal Mallick (MHRD-TA)
      Thesis Title: Study of Particle Production at the Large Hadron Collider Energies: Event Shape Dependence.
    3. Dushmanta Sahu (MHRD-TA)
      Thesis Title: Possible Formation of QGP-Droplets in Proton-Proton Collisions at the LHC Energies.
    4. Girija Sankar Pradhan (DST-INSPIRE)
      Thesis Title: Study of Hadronic Shower Models and Muon Puzzle in Cosmic Ray events in GRAPES-3 Experiment at Ooty.
    5. Ronald Scaria (CSIR-JRF)
      Thesis Title: Study of Hadronic Composition of Cosmic Showers using GRAPES-3 Experiment.
    6. Suraj Prasad (UGC-JRF)
      Thesis Title: (ALICE Experiment)
    7. Debadatta Behera (CSIR-JRF)
      Thesis Title: Study of Proton-Oxygen and Oxygen-Oxygen Collisions at the LHC Energies
    8. Kshitish Kumar Pradhan (UGC-JRF)
      Thesis Title:
    9. Kamaljeet Singh (UGC-JRF)
      Thesis Title:
    10. Bhagyarathi Sahoo (CSIR-JRF)
      Thesis Title:

    MSc/BTech Research Projects and External Internships:

    1. Bendangkokba Jamir, MSc(Phys.), IIT Indore (2021-2022): Investigating the non-flow effects of light and heavy flavor sectors in pp collisions using PYTHIA8.
    2. Bhavin Jogi, MSc(Phys.), IIT Indore (2021-2022):
      Application of machine learning techniques to study the particle production in heavy-ion collisions at the LHC.
    3. Kanika, MSc(Phys.), IIT Indore (2021-2022):
      Study of Hadronic Shower Models in Cosmic Ray events in GRAPES-3 Experiment at Ooty.
    4. Vishu Saini, MSc(Phys.), IIT Bombay (2021):
      Applications of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in High Energy Physics.
    5. Shubham Singh, BS-MS, IISER Tirupati (2021):
      Event topology Studies in High-energy nuclear collisions.
    6. Yash Arya, BSc (Phys. Hons), Hansraj College, University of Delhi (2021):
    7. Anwesha Dan, BTech (CSE), NIT Durgapur (2021):
      Applications of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in High Energy Physics.
    8. Prajata Roy, BTech (CSE), NIT Durgapur (2021):
      Applications of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in High Energy Physics.
    9. Kavyasree A. K., Int-MSc (Phys.) Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi (IASc-INSA-NASI Summer Internship Program) (2021):
    10. Kangkan Goswami, MSc (Phys.), IIT Indore (2020-21): Exploring the diffusion of charm quarks in a deconfined medium by Color String Percolation approach.
    11. Jeevan Sahoo, MSc (Phys.), IIT Indore (2020-21):
      Study of transverse energy production in heavy-ion collisions.
    12. Donna Treasa S, Sacred Heart College, Ernakulam, Kerala (2020, Indian Academy of Sciences Summer Internship Program):
      MIT Bag Model of Hadrons and Nucleosynthesis.
    13. Archita Rani Dash, MSc (Phys.), VIT University, Vellore (2020, Winter Intern):
      Is there a threshold in final state charged particle multplicity density for QGP-droplet formation?
      PhD @ University of Munster, Germany [arXiv:2002.05054 (Eur. Phys. J A 56, 187 (2020))]
    14. Fazlul Yasin, IISER Kolkata, (2019, Indian Academy of Sciences Summer Internship Program):
      Van der Waals interaction in a thermal model: Multiplicity dependence of Parameters.
    15. Anaswara Ramachandran, Central University of Tamilnadu, Thiruvarur, (2019, Indian Academy of Sciences Summer Internship Program):
      Insight into charged particle production mechanism using AMPT model for different collision systems at large hadron collider (LHC) energies.
    16. Ishita Ganguly, IISER Berhampur (2019, KVPY Fellow):
      Identified particle production in pp, p-Pb, Xe-Xe and Pb-Pb collisions as a function of Spherocity using AMPT Model.
    17. Aleesha KT, IISER Kolkata (2019, KVPY Fellow):
      Dependence of thermodynamic quantities on size of the system formed in relativistic collisions.
    18. Pritindra Bhowmick, IISER Bhopal (2019):
      Deciphering event shape dependency of identified particle production in proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt {s}$ = 13 TeV using PYTHIA8.
    19. Rishavh Mehta, IIT Roorke (2019):
      Power Spectrum analysis and flow coefficient calculation of heavy-ion collisions.
    20. Subhadip Pal, IISER Kolkata (2019):
      Spherocity dependent study of Rope Hadronization in Proton-Proton collisions at LHC energies.
    21. Anil Kumar Pradhan, MSc, IIT Indore (2019-20):
      A Study on Bose-Einstein Condensation of Pions produced in Proton+Proton Collisions at the Large Hadron Collider using Non-Extensive Statistics. [arXiv:2101.01675 (Eur. Phys. J. A 57, 158 (2021))]
    22. Vaibhav Lohia, MSc, IIT Indore (2019-20):
      Exotic Particle Searches with ALICE at the LHC.
    23. Vikash Yadav, MSc, IIT Indore (2019-20):
      Effect of Hadronic Phase Lifetime on Identified Particle Production and Elliptic Flow in Heavy-Ion Collisions.
    24. Keshav Kumar, Int. MSc, SVNIT, Surat (2019):
      Role of Color Reconnection to identify flow-like pattern in charm sector for Proton+Proton collisions at Large Hadron Collider (LHC) energies.
    25. Debasish Sahoo, MSc, IIT Indore (2018-19):
      Study of Event Activities in High-multiplicity pp collisions using PYTHIA8.
    26. Pavis, S., MSc, IIT Indore (2018-19):
      Glauber-like Models and Multiplicity Analysis of Identified particles in pp collisions at the LHC energies, Currently doing PhD in University of Wuppertal, Germany [arXiv:1909.13509 (Phys. Rev. D 101, 014004 (2020))]
    27. Ashish Bisht, MSc, IIT Indore (2018-19):
      Event Shape Engineering and Study of High-multiplicity pp collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 13 TeV using PYTHIA8.2, Currently doing PhD in Uni. of Trento, Italy [arXiv:1905.07418 (Adv. in High Eng. Phys. 2021, Art. ID 8822524 (2021)), arXiv: 1811.04213 (Journal of Physics G: Nucl. and Part. Phys. 48, 035102 (2021))]
    28. Himanshu Sharma, MSc (Phys.), IIT Madras, (Project Assistant, 2018) [Currently doing PhD at Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Science (PAS), IFJ PAN, Krakow, Poland] [arXiv:1808.02383 (Eur. Phys. J. A 55, 3 (2019))]
    29. Malavika P. S., MSc (Phys.), NIT Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu (2018, IAS Summer Intern )
      Transverse momentum Spectra and Nuclear Modification Factor for Charged Particles in Xe+Xe Collisions at the LHC Energies. , PhD@ Uni. of Heidelberg, Germany [Adv. in High Eng. Phys. 2021, 8822524 (2021)]
    30. Sharath Narayan, BSc, St. Aloysius College, Mangalore, Karnataka (2018, Indian Academy of Sciences Summer Internship Program )
      Study of J/psi Suppression as a Signature of Quark-Gluon Plasma.
    31. Rinkesh Panigrahi, BS-MS-I, IISER Kolkata (2018, DST-KVPY Fellow )
      Study of Nuclear Modification Factor in PYTHIA8.
    32. Abhishek Nath, BS-MS-III, IISER Kolkata (2018, DST-INSPIRE Fellow )
      Study of Transport Properties of a Hadron Gas Using Boltzmann Transport Equation in a Relaxation Time Approximation. PhD@ Uni. of Heidelberg, Germany [arXiv:1902.07922 (Eur. Phys. J. A 55, 125 (2019))]
    33. Bhuvanambiga Pari, BS-MS-I, IISER Kolkata (2018, DST-INSPIRE Fellow )
      Study of Strange and Multi-strange Hadron Production using PYTHIA8 at the LHC Energies.
    34. Pramod Sharma, MSc (Phys.), IIT Indore (2017-18)
      Isothermal Compressibility of Hadronic Matter using Hagedorn Mass Spectrum. [arXiv:1809.03780 (Phys. Rev. C 100, 014910 (2019))]
    35. Soumya Dansana, Int. MSc (Phys.), IISER, Kolkata (2017)
      Multipartonic Interactions and their Observable Effects at the LHC. PhD@ Belgium, [arXiv:1709.06358 (Phys. Rev. D 97, 094002 (2018))]
    36. Purushottam Sahu, MSc (Phys.), NIT, Rourkela (2017)
      Non-extensivity and $x_T$-scaling in p+p collisions at the LHC. PhD@ IIT Bhilai
    37. Nilotpal Kakati, MSc (Phys.), IISER, Mohali (2017)
      Transport properties of Quark Gluon Plasma. PhD@ Weizmann University, Israel [arXiv:1709.06352 (Eur. Phys. J C 78, 938 (2018))]
    38. Tribhuban Parida, MSc (Phys.), Utkal University, Bhubaneswar (2017)
      Color Percolation and deconfinement transition in Proton+Proton collisions. PhD@ IISER Berhampur, Odisha
    39. Kunal Sahu (NIT Rourakela, Odisha, 2016)
      Limiting Fragmentation in Thermal Model.
    40. Prateek Kumar (IIT Indore, 2016)
      Application of Non-extensive Statistical Mechanics in High-Energy Collisions.
      [arXiv:1606.06898 (Eur. Phys. J. A 52, 289 (2016))].
    41. Sunil Jhakar (IIT Indore, 2016)
      Baryon Stopping and Equation of State in Heavy-Ion Collisions.
      [arXiv:1611.05078 (Phys. Rev. C 95, 044903 (2017))].
    42. Anmol Arora (CSE-IInd yr BTech-IIT Indore)
      Application of Softcomputing Technologies in Heavy-Ion Collisions (2015)
    43. Eshan Yash Sharma (EE-IIIrd yr BTech-IIT Indore)
      Development and Characterisation of Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM) Detector: Application in High Energy Physics (2014).
    44. Ankit Kumar Verma (ME-IIIrd yr BTech-IIT Indore)
      Development and Characterisation of GEM Detector: Biomedical Applications (2014).


    45. Research Group (CBM)

      Compressed Baryonic Matter Experiment (CBM) @ FAIR, GSI, Darmstadt, Germany
      (Funding Agency: FAIR-INDIA, DST, Govt. of India)

      • Dr. Raghunath Sahoo
        Principal Investigator and Team Leader

      Ph.D. Students (Thesis Advisor: Dr. Raghunath Sahoo):