# KASTURI BARKATAKI

### Graduate Student

School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences,

Arizona State University

## BIO

**CURRENT POSITION**

I am a PhD scholar in the Applied Knot Theory group at Arizona State University headed by Dr. Eleni Panagiotou. I am interested in both the mathematical theory and the application of rigorous mathematical tools to understand the effects of entanglement in physical systems.

**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.

## EDUCATION

**Spring 2021 - **

Doctoral CandidatePhD Computational Science: Comp & Applied MathTHE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE at CHATTANOOGA

**July 2020**

Single cycle 2nd level degree (BS-MS)IISER KOLKATA

**12th Grade, 2015**

Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate, ASSAMCOTTON UNIVERSITY

**10 th Grade, 2013**

High School Leaving Certificate, ASSAMST. 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 PhysicsIntroductory 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 PhysicsThermal 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 TheoryReal Analysis 2 ~ Probability & Statistics ~ Mathematical Foundations 2 ~Linear Algebra ~ Real Analysis 1 ~ Mathematical Foundations 1Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations ~Vector Calculus

## 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 Poincaré 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 Kolkatainstructor : Dr. Golam M Hossain

BASIC QUANTUM MECHANICS (PH2201) - teaching assistant

Level 2 Theory - Spring, 2020 - IISER Kolkatainstructor : 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.