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Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata

Swagato Mallik received the C.V.K Baba memorial prize for the best thesis

Latest Publication(s)

  • >> Universal Scaling of Spectral Fluctuation Transitions for Interacting Chaotic Systems,  Shashi C. L. Srivastava, Steven Tomsovic, Arul Lakshminarayan, Roland Ketzmerick, and Arnd Bäcker

    Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 054101 (2016)

  • >> Examination of the fission time of the Z=120 nucleus,  A. K. Sikdar, A.Ray and A. Chatterjee

    Phys. Rev. C 93, 041604 (2016) (Rapid Communication)

  • >> Bimodality emerges from transport model calculations of heavy ion collisions at intermediate energy,  S. Mallik, S. Das Gupta and G. Chaudhuri

    Phys. Rev. C 93, 041603 (2016) (Rapid Communication)

  • >> Fission dynamics study in 243Am and 254Fm,  K. Banerjee, T. K. Ghosh, P. Roy, S. Bhattacharya, A. Chaudhuri, C. Bhattacharya, R. Pandey, S. Kundu, G. Mukherjee, T. K. Rana, J. K. Meena, G. Mohanto, R. Dubey, N. Saneesh, P. Sugathan, R. Guin, S. Das, and P. Bhattacharya

    Phys. Rev. C 93, 064602 (2016)

  • >> Fission fragment mass distributions in reactions populating 200Pb,  A. Chaudhuri, A. Sen, T. K. Ghosh, K. Banerjee, Jhilam Sadhukhan, S. Bhattacharya, P. Roy, T. Roy, C. Bhattacharya, Md. A. Asgar, A. Dey, S. Kundu, S. Manna, J. K. Meena, G. Mukherjee, R. Pandey, T. K. Rana, V. Srivastava et al;

    Phys. Rev. C 94, 024617 (2016) 

  • >> Effect of hyperons on phase coexistance in strange matter,  P. Das, S. Mallik and G. Chaudhuri

    Phys. Rev. C 95, 014603 (2017)

Contact Group Head

Dr. S.R. Banerjee

E-mail: srb@vecc.gov.in 

VECC, 1/AF, Bidhannagar

Kolkata 700064, INDIA.

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About Us

Nuclear Physics is a unique branch of physics where experimental progress is driven by compelling theoretical questions and theoretical progress is driven by experimental discovery. Thus, it has remained one of the most rewarding disciplines of research in modern physics. Nuclear Physics spans structures ranging in sizes from a fermi (hadrons), a few fermis (nuclei), a few kilometers (neutron stars) to enormous dimensions of supernovae and early universe.

At VECC, we study the behavior of nuclei as they collide with other nuclei at energies varying from very low to very high. We explore the structure of the strongly interacting matter at a density of a few times the density of nuclei and a temperatures of several hundreds of MeV (1 MeV is about 1010 degree K). Nuclei having extreme N/Z ratios are predicted to exist and we intend to produce them and study them. We expect to see very unusual shapes and dimensions of nuclei, especially as they spin more rapidly, in years to come. Man has added more than 24 new elements in the periodic table which nature provides. Production and study of super-heavy elements is another important activity, which interests us. We are engaged in understanding the structure of nuclei, dynamics of nuclear reactions, physics of relativistic heavy ion collisions and quark gluon plasma, study of material science using accelerators.