Physics Research Areas

Astronomy and Astrophysics

  • Solar Physics, Physics and Astrophysics of Collapsed Objects and Gravitational Lensing (S. M. Chitre)
  • Experimental High Energy Astrophysics, X-ray astronomy studies with balloons, rockets and satellites (P.C. Agarwal)
  • Computational astrophysics: Quantitative spectroscopy, PDR, and Quasar absorption lines
  • Multi-wavelength (UV, optical, IR, radio) observational investigation of black hole-galaxy co-evolution in the cosmic web (Ananda Hota)

Nuclear Physics

  • Spectroscopy of the heaviest nuclei, Exotic nuclear shapes, Novel symmetries, Isomeric states in nuclei (Sujit Tandel)
  • Microscopic–Macroscopic calculations of nuclear masses, Structure and reaction properties of loosely bound nuclei (Ameeya Bhagwat)
  • Nuclear ground state properties through laser spectroscopy, Studies of halo nuclei, p-N elastic scattering studies using optical model

Condensed Matter Physics

  • Condensed matter theory, including superconductivity and semiconductor physics; Nuclear magnetic resonance; Modes and instabilities in plasmas; Nonlinear optics (S.S. Jha)
  • Experimental Condensed Matter Physics - Superconductivity, Magnetism, and Valence Fluctuation (R. Nagarajan)
  • Electronic properties of superconducting and magnetic thin films, nanostructures and nanocomposites using transport based spectroscopic methods (Sangita Bose)
  • Synthesis, Processing and Optoelectronic Applications of Carbon Nanotube, Graphene, and Single Crystal Diamond (Padmnabh Rai)

Accelerators and Laser and Plasma Physics

  • High-current proton linear accelerators, free-electron lasers and plasma-based accelerators (Srinivas Krishnagopal)
  • Laser-Plasma Physics, High-Intensity/Ultrafast Laser-Matter Interactions, Accelerators and Beam Physics, Optical Sciences (Brijesh Prithvi)
  • Plasma Physics, Laser-matter interaction at relativistic intensities, Advanced Accelerator concepts (Bhooshan Paradkar)


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About Us

CBS was set up by the Department of Atomic Energy and the University of Mumbai in 2007. CBS offers a 5 year integrated MSc program in Basic Sciences, with undergraduate teaching embedded in a postgraduate and research environment, for students who have completed 10+2 schooling or its equivalent.