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PROFESSOR SIR MICHAEL VICTOR BERRY, FRS, Melville Wills Professor of Physics (Emeritus), University of Bristol
Special Colloquium - 8th July 2021
Title: Geometric Phases: Old and New
Dr. B. Sharmila
I did my MSc Physics at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), and pursued my doctoral research also at IITM under the guidance of Prof. S. Lakshmibala. My doctoral thesis, titled 'Signatures of nonclassical effects in tomograms', is on estimating nonclassical effects such as revivals, squeezing and bipartite entanglement, directly from tomograms, circumventing detailed state reconstruction. A significant outcome of my work is the identification of useful and reliable tomographic entanglement indicators in generic quantum systems including systems that were investigated in recent experiments pertaining to NMR spectroscopy and biphoton frequency combs. I will be joining Prof. Animesh Datta's group at the University of Warwick as a post-doc shortly.
Dr. Dintomon Joy
Dintomon Joy is currently a postdoctoral research fellow in the Physics department at IISER Tirupati. After completing his master's in Physics from Loyola College, Chennai, he joined Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala. There he completed his Ph.D. in quantum communication and quantum cryptography. His current research interests are in the area of quantum and classical simulation of quantum mechanical systems. His hobbies are reading books and learning new skills.
Dr. Aradhya Kumar Shukla
Aradhya Shukla has completed his Ph.D. from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. He did his first post-doc from IISER Kolkata, India during 2015-2017 then for the second post-doc, he joined Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China in 2018. Currently, he is working as a senior research associate at IISER Kolkata, India. His research interests are gauge and gravity theories, chiral anomaly and chiral kinetic theory, Supersymmetry and PT-symmetry.
Dr. Neetik Mukherjee
Dr. Neetik Mukherjee has joined as CSIR NET-JRF at University of Calcutta in 2008. He completed his PhD n theoretical chemistry from there. Later he pursued his post-doctoral research in IISER Kolkata. He received SERB NPDF in 2016. Presently he is a CSIR Pool Scientist at IISER Kolkata. His primary research interest is to develop appropriate methods to investigate the static and dynamic properties of confined quantum-chemical systems. To this end his aim is to apply Quantum information theory in explaining the physico-chemical properties of confined atomic and molecular systems. He has published more than twenty five research papers and book chapters in reputed journals. He has been serving as a reviewer in several renowned journals.
Dr. Shreya Banerjee
Shreya Banerjee has recently finished her Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata in 2021. During her Ph. D., she has explored several avenues of theoretical quantum information and computation. She is a reviewer of the Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, IOP Science, and the Quantum Information Processing, Springer Science. During her career, she has received fellowships from the Ministry of Human Resource and Development, India, and the prestigious Inspire fellowship from the Department of Science and Technology, India.
Dr. Namitha C.V.
Anant V. Varma
Anant Vijay Varma was born in Rajasthan, India in 1992. He received his B. Tech. and M. Tech. degrees in the field of Nanotechnology from the Center for Converging Technologies, University of Rajasthan in 2016. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research - Kolkata. His thesis work is dedicated to the study of extreme temporal correlations in non-Hermitian dynamics and their relation with Leggett-Garg type inequalities. Additionally, he is also working on possibilities of simulating non-Hermitian dynamics for realistic many-body systems by employing quantum measurement followed by post-selection.
Soumya Das is a Ph.D. student at the Cryptology and Security Research Unit under the supervision of Dr. Goutam Paul, from the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. He received his B.Tech degree in Electronics and communication engineering from Techno India college and M.Tech degree in Communication engineering and signal processing from the Indian Institute of Engineering Science And Technology (IIEST), Shibpur. His research interest is Quantum computation and Quantum Information.
Evening Session & Tutorials
Bikash Kumar Behera
Bikash K. Behera is continuing his Ph.d. at IISER Kolkata. During his Ph.D., he explored many areas in the field of quantum computation and quantum information, for example, quantum simulation, quantum communication, quantum machine learning, quantum cryptography, quantum error correction, quantum algorithms etc. He is a reviewer for the journal quantum information processing, IET quantum communication, and nature journals. He was selected for the prestigious Prime Minister's Research Fellowship.
I have completed my master's in Applied Physics (Silver Medalist) from Amity University, Noida. I did my master thesis from IISER Kolkata and worked as a project assistant in the field of Quantum Optics. Currently, I am working with Dr. Johannes Borregaard in the field of Quantum Optics.
Abhinash Kumar Roy
Abhinash Kumar Roy is a final year BS-MS student at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata. He is interested in the field of Relativistic quantum information, Quantum computation and Quantum optics. He has worked on quantum gravity, geometric quantification of quantum entanglement and its application to complementarity in optics.
Nitish Kumar Chandra
Nitish Kumar Chandra is a final year BS-MS student in Physics from IISER Kolkata. He is working in the field of quantum information and computation particularly, in the characterization and quantification aspect of quantum correlations. He has received the prestigious Inspire Fellowship from the Department of Science and Technology, India.
Debasish Parida is a final year BS-MS student from Department of Physical Sciences at IISER, Kolkata. He is doing his Master's Thesis in the Molecular Dynamics Lab at IISER, Kolkata. He is interested in atomic and molecular physics, quantum chemistry and quantum computation and information. He is currently working on the calculation of molecular spectra for different molecules.
Prof. Prasanta K. Panigrahi (Convener- QIQT-2021)
Industrial initiatives of Quantum technologies (IBM Quantum)
Zlatko Minev, PhD
Introduction to Hardware
Thomas G. McConkey, PhD
Qiskit Metal Tutorial
Nathan Earnest - Noble, PhD
Introduction to Qiskit Pulse + Tutorial
Jay M. Gambetta, PhD
Future of Quantum Computing
Mr. Rana Pratap Sircar, Ericsson Research
Dr. M. Girish Chandra, TCS Research
Mr. RAbhishek Chopra
Abhishek Chopra is the Founder and CEO at BosonQ Psi. At BQP, he focuses on envisioning the goal and working towards fulfilling the company's vision and mission by focusing on the holistic growth of each aspect of the startup from business, marketing, to the technical side. He manages the Quantum computing team. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (USA) pursuing Aerospace Engineering and with research focusing on developing high-fidelity and parallel Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) code with application in eVTOLs, wind turbines, and rotorcrafts. He finished his Bachelors in Aerospace Engineering from Rutgers University in 2019. He has been honored with AIAA GNC Travel Award and Purdue SURF fellowship. In the Quantum domain, he has been invited as a keynote speaker in ASSOCHAM's Quantum Technology Conclave 2021.