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Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata

Theoretical Physics

Member Profile

Devasish Narayan Basu
Official Address

Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre,

1/AF Bidhan Nagar, Kolkata 700 064,





Present position

Head, Theoretical Low Energy Nuclear Physics Division


• PhD (1993): Calcutta University, INDIA.

(Thesis title: Study of Light Ion Breakup Reactions)

• Training School (1981): Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai, INDIA.

• M.Sc. (1980): Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, INDIA.

Research Interests

> Nuclear Matter at High Density

> Nuclear Reaction Rates of Astrophysical interest

> Compact Stars

> Neutron and Photon induced Nuclear Fission

Selected Publications

1. From nuclear reactions to compact stars: a unified approach

D. N. Basu, Partha Roy Chowdhury, Abhishek Mishra,

Eur.Phys.J.Plus 129:62(2014).


2. Rapidly rotating axisymmetric neutron stars with quark cores

Abhishek Mishra, Partha Roy Chowdhury, D. N. Basu,

Astroparticle Physics 36:42(2012).


3.  Nuclear equation of state at high baryonic density and compact star constraints

D. N. Basu, Partha Roy Chowdhury, C. Samanta,

Nucl.Phys. A811:140(2008).


4.  Nuclear Half-Lives for Alpha Radioactivity of Elements with 100 <= Z <= 130.

Partha Roy Chowdhury, C. Samanta, D. N. Basu,

Atom.Data Nucl.Data Tabl. 94:781(2008).


5. Role of effective interaction in nuclear disintegration processes

D. N. Basu,

Phys.Lett. B566:90(2003).

Awards & Fellowships

> MCM Scholarship (at I.I.T. Kharagpur)

> National Scholarship (after School Leaving Exam)

> Best Poster Award (1st) (DAE symposium, BHU, Varanasi, 1982)

> Recognition as Outstanding Reviewer 2007 Phys. Lett. B

Talks Delivered 

Invited talks

1. Title: Effective interaction and unified description of nuclear processes

Dec 14, 2006, DAE - BRNS Symposium on Nuclear Physics, Vadodara, INDIA.

2. 'Nuclear Equation of State: from Finite nuclei to Neutron stars'

August 24-26, 2011, 'Nuclear Physics Using Ion Beams from Cyclotrons at VECC', VECC, Kolkata