KASTURI BARKATAKI


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I am a PhD student in Dr. Eleni Panagiotou's group at the Department of Mathematics.

THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE
at CHATTANOOGA


ABOUT ME


I hail from Guwahati, a hilly and happening city in Assam, INDIA.

I have a Master of Science degree with Majors in Physics and Minors in Mathematics. Dr. Ritesh K Singh was my MS supervisor at IISER-KOL.

My research interest lies in MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS.

RECENT MILESTONES :

Awarded a full-time Graduate Assistantship
by the UTC Grad School.

Qualified the CSIR-NET held in June 2019.

TOEFL-iBT Reading: 30 Speaking: 27 Listening : 26 Writing : 26.

Awarded VSRP-tifr Fellowship, 2017.

DST-inspire fellow 2015 - 2020.

ALTER EGO :

Avid reader, Artist, Musician

PASSIONATE ABOUT :

Arthouse movies, Impressionism,
Black coffee, Orthodox Tea,
75-85% Dark Chocolate.

EDUCATION


Spring 2021 -
Doctoral Candidate

PhD Computational Science: Comp & Applied Math

THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE at CHATTANOOGA

July 2020
Single cycle 2nd level degree (BS-MS)

IISER KOLKATA

12th Grade, 2015
Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate, ASSAM

COTTON UNIVERSITY

10 th Grade, 2013
High School Leaving Certificate, ASSAM

ST. STEPHEN'S SCHOOL


PROFICIENCY

PHYSICS

Super Symmetry ~ Non Linear Dynamics ~ General Relativity ~ High Energy Physics ~ Advanced Statistical Mechanics ~ Research Methodology ~ Field Theory and Relativistic QM ~ Advanced Math Methods of Physics

Introductory Astrophysics ~ Basic Condensed Matter Physics ~ Advanced Quantum Mechanics ~ Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism ~ Basic Statistical Physics ~ Intermediate Classical Mechanics ~ Intermediate Quantum Mechanics ~ Computational Physics ~ Mathematical Methods of Physics

Thermal Physics ~ Basic Quantum Physics ~ Waves and Optics ~ Electronics ~
Basic Electromagnetism ~ Introductory Mechanics

MATHEMATICS

Algebraic Topology ~ Differential Geometry ~ Commutative Algebra ~Galois Theory and Ring Theory ~ Group Theory

Real Analysis 2 ~ Probability & Statistics ~ Mathematical Foundations 2 ~Linear Algebra ~ Real Analysis 1 ~ Mathematical Foundations 1

Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations ~Vector Calculus

WORK EXPERIENCE


My experiences mostly include academic & research activities, plus - a few non-academic ones.

Research Work


MASTERS THESIS
Department of Physical Sciences, IISER Kolkata

Supervisor: Dr. Ritesh K Singh,
Associate Professor,
IISER Kolkata

Thesis Title: Automatic Computation of Clebsch-Gordan coefficients for compact semi-simple Lie Algebras. Read Here


VSRP : Visiting Students' Research Program
TIFR - Mumbai

Supervisor: Dr. Monoranjan Guchait,
Professor,
TIFR - Mumbai

Project Title: Testing for the SM Higgs boson by invoking the concept of Coupling Modifiers. Read Here

Term projects


  • INDEPENDENT STUDY REPORT : On the Mathematics of SUPERSYMMETRY - Lorentz and Poincar√© Groups, SL(2,C), Dirac and Majorana Spinors. Read Here

  • NLD TERM PROJECT : Analysis of a new Chaotic System modified from the Lorenz System. Read Here

  • ADV. QM TERM PROJECT : General Algorithm on construction of Coherent States: pertaining to the dynamical group representing a given quantum physical system. Read Here

  • ELECTRONICS LAB PROJECT : Construction of a binary clock using a 555-Timer and asynchronous ripple counters. Read Here

Teaching Experience


  • Conducting weekly Tutorials to clear out Concepts taught in class.

  • Setting Assignment problems under the consultation of the course supervisor.

  • Discussion of Assignments & Problems.

  • Assisting the course instructor Test inviigilation & evaluation.

  • MECHANICS I (PH1101) - teaching assistant

Level 1 Theory - Autumn, 2019 - IISER Kolkata

instructor : Dr. Golam M Hossain


  • BASIC QUANTUM MECHANICS (PH2201) - teaching assistant

Level 2 Theory - Spring, 2020 - IISER Kolkata

instructor : Dr. Siddhartha Lal

Seminars & Events


  • Participant in the program : "Knots through Web (online)" organised by the international centre for theoretical sciences (ICTS, bengaluru) from Aug, 24, 2020 to Aug, 28, 2020.

  • Convener & active participant of "SuSy sessions" - an informal Webinar initiative for the study of Supersymmetry in Physics. Faculty advisors : Dr. ananda dasgupta & Dr. ritesh k singh.

  • Regular attendee at the DPS faculty seminars, IISER Kolkata.

  • Member of a weekly student journal club at IISER Kolkata in Autumn, 2019 where Pedagogical Seminars were conducted by the students, for the students.

  • Enrolled in a 10 day long Informal Lecture series on Representation Theory of Finite Groups by Dr. Swarnendu Datta of DMS, IISER Kolkata.

  • Co- event organiser of L.O.S.T. (Land Of Secret Treasures) at Inquivesta, 2017. It is an RPG treasure hunt event of the annual college fest in IISER kolkata.

  • Participated as a DST-INSPIRE fellow in the national science camp, VIJYOSHI in December, 2015.