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At Cafés Sciences, École Centrale
Paris, June 2010
At Econophys-Kolkata I, Saha Institute of
Nuclear Physics, March 2005
Namaskar! This is Bikas. My brief CV is as follows: Born in Dec. 1952, in Calcutta, to Bimal K. Chakrabarti and Pratima Chakrabarti. Got my Ph. D. Degree from Calcutta University in 1979. After that, I was post-doctoral fellow at Department of Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford and then at Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Cologne. I joined Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics as faculty in September 1983, where I am Emeritus Professor since January 2018. Married to Mrs. Kaberi Chakrabarti. Have two sons: Kalyan Sundar Chakrabarti and Anindya Sundar Chakrabarti.
At present, INSA Senior Scientist and Emeritus Professor (Former Professor & Director; J. C. Bose National Fellow) at Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, Honorary Emeritus Professor at S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata and Honorary Visiting Professor of Economics, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.
I have professional interest in statistical physics, condensed matter physics, computational physics, and their application to social sciences. See my papers, reviews or books.
A few representative (review) Papers :
♦ Statistics of Self-Avoiding Walks on Random Lattices"(with K. Barat), Physics Reports (1995)
♦ Dynamic Transitions and Hysteresis
(with M. Acharyya), Reviews of Modern Physics (1999) ♦
Kinetic Exchange Models for
Income and Wealth Distributions (with A. Chatterjee), European Physical
Journal (2007) ♦
Quantum Annealing and Analog Quantum
Computations (with A. Das), Reviews Modern Physics Physics (2008)
♦ Failure Processes in Elastic Fiber Bundles
(with A. Hansen & S. Pradhan), Reviews of Modern Physics(2010)
♦ Statistical Physics of Fracture, Friction and
(with S. Biswas, T. Hatano, N. Kato & H. Kawamura), Reviews of Modern Physics
(2012) ♦ Statistical
Mechanics of Competitive Resource
Allocation using Agent-Based Models (with A. Chakraborti,A. Chatterjee,
D. Challet, M. Marsili & Y.-C. Zhang), Physics Reports (2015).
Books : ♦ Quantum Ising Phases & Transitions in Transverse Ising Models (with A. Dutta & P. Sen), Springer, Heidelberg (1996) ♦ Statistical Physics of Fracture & Breakdown in Disordered Systems (with L. G. Benguigui), Oxford Univ. Press, Oxford (1997) ♦ Econophysics: An Introduction (with A. Chakraborti, A. Chatterjee & S. Sinha), Wiley-VCH, Berlin (2010) ♦ Quantum Ising Phases & Transitions in Transverse Ising Models (with J. -I. Inoue & S. Suzuki), Springer, Heidelberg (2013) ♦ Econophysics of Income & Wealth Distributions (with A. Chakraborti, S. R. Chakravarty & A. Chatterjee), Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge (2013) ♦ Sociophysics: An Introduction (with P. Sen), Oxford Univ. Press, Oxford (2014) ♦ Quantum Phase Transitions in Transverse Field Spin Models: From Statistical Physics to Quantum Information (with G. Aeppli, U. Divakaran, A. Dutta, T. F. Rosenbaum & D. Sen), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge & Delhi (2015) ♦ Statistical Physics of Fracture, Breakdown & Earthquake (with S. Biswas & P. Ray), Wiley-VCH, Berlin (2015). ♦ Quantum Spin Glasses, Annealing and Computation (with S. Tanaka & R. Tamura), Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge & Delhi (2017) [Contract signed between Morikita-Shuppan & CUP for Japanese Edition, 2017]. ♦ Econophysics of the Kolkata Restaurant Problem and Related Games: Classical and Quantum Strategies for Multi-agent, Multi-choice Repetitive Games (with A. Chatterjee, A. Ghosh, S. Mukherjee & B. Tamir), New Economic Windows Series, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland (2017), ( See also).
Supervised Ph.D. theses of: S. S. Manna (1987) * A. K. Roy (1988) * P. Ray (1989) * M. Ghosh (1992) * P. Raychaudhuri (Sen) (1993) * K. Barat (1995) * M. Acharyya (1996) * A. Dutta (2000) * P. Bhattacharyya (2000) * A. Misra (2001) * A. Chakraborti (2003) * S. Pradhan (2005) * A. Chatterjee (2008) * A. Das (2008) * A. Ghosh (2014) * S. Biswas (2015) * A. Rajak (Jointly with A. Basu; 2016). * S. Mukherjee (2020)
Journal Editorial Board member of: ♦ European Physical Journal B (past) ♦ Indian Journal of Physics (present) ♦ Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination (present) ♦ Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (past) ♦ Natural Science (past) ♦ Pramana -- Journal of Physics (past) ♦ Scientific Reports (present) ♦ SciPost (present)
Book Series Editor of: ♦ Physics of Society: Econophysics & Sociophysics (with M. Gallegati, A. Kirman & H. E. Stanley) of Cambridge University Press ♦ Statistical Physics of Fracture & Breakdown (with Purusattam Ray), Wiley: I, II, III, IV ♦ New Economic Windows series, Springer
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