Apoorva D. Patel

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Apoorva Patel
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Apoorva D. Patel with Richard Feynman in 1984, at Caltech.
Residence India
Nationality Indian
Alma mater Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
California Institute of Technology
Known for QCD theory
Scientific career
Fields Physicist
Institutions Indian Institute of Science
Doctoral advisor Geoffrey C. Fox

Apoorva D. Patel is a Professor at the Centre for High Energy Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He is notable for his work on quantum algorithms, and the application of information theory concepts to understand the structure of genetic languages.[1] His major field of work has been the theory of quantum chromodynamics, where he has used lattice gauge theory techniques to investigate spectral properties, phase transitions, and matrix elements.


He obtained his MSc in Physics (1980) from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, and PhD in Physics from the California Institute of Technology under Geoffrey C. Fox (1984), with a thesis entitled: Monte Carlo Renormalisation Group for Lattice QCD.[2]


He was a Scientific Associate, Theory Division, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland, 1987–1989, and then in 1989 he joined the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, as a faculty member.[3]

Personal life[edit]

In 1989 he married Rashmi, a surgeon specializing in laparoscopy and endosurgery. His son, Aavishkar, was born in 1990.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Mark Buchanan, "Life force," New Scientist, 2234, 15 April 2000.
  2. ^ Derek Abbott, Paul C.W. Davies, and Arun K. Pati, Quantum Aspects of Life, Imperial College Press, 2008, p. 219.
  3. ^ Patel's CV Archived 20 June 2008 at the Wayback Machine.

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