Prof. Deepak Dhar, Distinguished Professor Emeritus and NASI-Senior Scientist in the Physics Department at IISER Pune, has been awarded the 2022 R.D. Birla Memorial Award in Physics by the Indian Physics Association (IPA). An announcement by the IPA is here.
The R.D. Birla Award in Physics was instituted by Birla group in the year 1980, in the memory of late Shri Rameshwar Dasji Birla. The award is given biennially by Indian Physics Association to a scientist who has made outstanding contributions in Physics and consists of a citation, a medal, and a cash award of Rs. 50,000.
|Prof. Deepak Dhar|
Prof. Dhar has worked on several areas of statistical physics to understand the behaviour of self-organised critical systems, explain the dynamics at phase interfaces, and define the spectral dimension of fractals. Following a long association with the Tata Institute for Fundamental Research in Mumbai, Prof. Dhar joined IISER Pune in 2016 and has been working on phase transitions and lattice models. You can learn more about his research here.