Chandan Dasgupta

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Chandan Dasgupta
Born 1951
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Residence India
Nationality Indian
Alma mater University of Calcutta (B.Sc.)
Delhi University (M.Sc.)
University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D.)
Known for Contributions to Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics and Statistical Mechanics
Awards Warner Teutsch Memorial Prize(1974)
Fellowship of the Alfred P Sloan Foundation (1984-87)
DAE-Raja Ramanna Prize (1999)
Fellow of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) (2007)
JC Bose National Fellowship (2006-10).
Scientific career
Fields Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, Statistical Mechanics
Institutions Indian Institute of Science
Doctoral advisor A. Brooks Harris
Other academic advisors Shang-keng Ma, University of California, San Diego
Bertrand Halperin, Harvard University
Notable students Amit Chakrabarti
Mayank Mehta, UCLA
Abhishek Dhar, ICTS

Chandan Dasgupta (Bengali: চন্দন দাশগুপ্ত), (born 1951) is an Indian theoretical physicist known for his contributions in condensed matter physics and statistical physics. He is at present a professor at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.[1][2][3] He was the former[4] dean of Undergraduate Program at Indian Institute of Science.[5]


Chandan Dasgupta earned his BSc degree in 1971 from Presidency College, University of Calcutta and MSc degree from Delhi University in 1973. He did his doctoral research at the University of Pennsylvania, USA under the supervision of Professor AB Harris and obtained PhD degree in Physics in 1978. Subsequently, he did post-doctoral research at the University of California, San Diego with Shang-keng Ma [6] and at Harvard University with Bertrand Halperin, and worked as a faculty member in the School of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Minnesota for a few years. He joined the Indian Institute of Science in 1987, where, at present, he is a Professor.

Professor Dasgupta played a major role in the establishment of the Centre for Condensed Matter Theory at the Indian Institute of Science in 1998 and acted as the Convenor of the Centre (1998-2005). He is an Honorary Professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research[7] and holds a Visiting Professorship at the University of Minnesota, USA.


Prof Chandan Dasgupta's area of specialization is theoretical condensed matter physics with emphasis on statistical mechanics.

Awards and Honours[edit]

Chandan Dasgupta was awarded Sir C.V. Raman Award for Research in Physical Sciences in 2006 by the University Grants Commission.[10] In 2007, he was elected as a fellow of The World Academy of Sciences .[11]


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