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Dr.(M/S). Swapna Mahapatra

Dr.(M/S). Swapna Mahapatra
Name: Dr.(M/S). Swapna Mahapatra
Designation: Professor
Qualification: M.Phil, Ph.D., Post Doctoral fellow at Tata Institute of fundamental research (Mumbai), Institute of Mathematical Sciences (Chennai), CSIR Scientific Pool Officer; Alexander Von Humboldt Fellow (Germany)
Phone No.: +91-9437305305
E-mail ID: swapna(dot)mahapatra(at)gmail(dot)com, swapna(at)iopb(dot)res(dot)in
  • 1. High Energy Physics
  • Gravitation and Cosmology
  • M.Sc. (Adv. Particle Physics-I, II; Mathematical Methods, Electrodynamics; Computational Methods in Physics).
  • M.Phil. (Gravitation, Numerical methods).
  • Ph.D. Course work (Particle Physics Elective, Research methodology and IT).

Guidance :

  • MPhil Guidance:
Sl No Name of the ScholarYear of award of DegreeTopic of MPhil ThesisSummary of the Research Outcome(In 100 Words)
1Mamata Prusty A study of CP violation 
2Snigdha Panigrahi De Sitter solution in general theory of relativity 
3Namita Panda A study of 3-D geometry of black holes and thermodynamics 
4Nirakar Prasad Samantray Dark matter and dark energy 
5Dipika Jena Spontaneous symmetry breaking 
6Jyotsna Mohapatra Black hole thermodynamics 
7Suchismita Samantaray String propagation in curved background 
8Priyadarshini Dash A study of gravitational waves 
9Dhaneswar Behera Critical phenomena and thermodynamic geometry of blackholes 
10Diptimayee Mahakur Thermodynamics and phase transition in 4D rotating AdS blackhole 
11Baijayantibala Ranasingh A study of Tsallis distribution function 
12Subhadra Karan Preparation and characterization of Cu-doped ZnO nanostructures
  • PhD Guidance:
Sl No Name of the ScholarYear of award of DegreeRegistration NoName of the Co-guide if anyFellowship received if any during researchTopic of PhD ThesisSummary of the Research Outcome(In 100 Words)
1Subhashree Mohanty` Continuing01-Physics-2012-13Dr. GaganMohanty (TIFR)DST-INSPIRE fellowshipA study of CP violation in charmless B Meson decaysHas important implication for matter-antimatter asymmetry in the Universe.
2Priyanka Priyadarsini Pruseth` Continuing08-Physics-2012-13 UGC-BSR fellowshipPhenomenology of Quark-gluon-plasma and dual gravitational descriptionHas important implication the structure of early universe and duality symmetry
3Jahangir Mohammed` Continuing02-Physics-2012-13Prof. Swadhinanda Patnaik (Inst. Of Mathematics and applications)UGC-BSR fellowshipStudy of Cellular Automata and its application to PhysicsHas important application in statistical mechanics. Phase transiton in 2D ising model has been studied by using cellular automata.
4Debashis Sahoo` Continuing01-Physics-2017-18Dr. Gagan Mohanty (TIFR)TIFR FellowshipSearch for lepton flavour violation in tau decaysIt is a clear signal of new Physics beyond standard model.
5Masoom Singh` Continuing02-Physics-2017-18Dr. Sajib Kumar Agarwalla (Institute of Physics)DST-INSPIRE fellowshipExploring the fundamental properties of Neutrino from oscillation experiments.Has important implications in understanding the fundamental properties of neutrino s and mixing of different species of neutrinos.
6Rajesh Sahoo` Continuing04-Physics-2016-17Prof. Sanjay Nayak (DG, CIPET)CIPET fellowshipDevelopment and characterization of PVDFbased systems for piezoelectric applicationsHas potential applications in in insulation of electric wires, production of composite electrodes lithium-ion batteries, thermal camera sensors and also has biomedical sciences.


Journal Publications :

  • International Publications:
    1 Physics Potential of the ICAL detector at the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) ICAL Collaboration p1-134, e-Print: arXiv:1505.07380 [physics.ins-det] (2015). 2015-16
    2 Accretion of radiation and rotating Primordial black holes, Swapna Mahapatra, Bibekananda Nayak  (2015) (accepted for publication). 2015-16
    3 A simple technique for gamma ray and cosmic ray spectroscopy using plastic scin-tillator, Akhilesh P. Nandan, Sharmili Rudra, Himangshu Neog, S. Biswas, S. Ma-hapatra, B. Mohanty, P. K. Samal, arXiv:1407.7181 [physics.ins-det] (2014). 2014-15
    4 Deformations of special geometry: in search of the topological string, Gabriel Lopes Cardoso, Bernard de Wit and Swapna Mahapatra, JHEP 09, 096, p1-45 (2014) (Springer, Germany). 2014-15
    5 Non-holomorphic deformations of special geometry and their applications,Gabriel Lopes Cardoso, Bernard de Wit and Swapna Mahapatra, Springer Proc.Phys. 144, p1-58 (2013) (Springer, Germany). 2013-14
    6 BPS black holes, the Hesse potential and the topological string, Gabriel Lopes Cardoso, Bernard de Wit and Swapna Mahapatra, Journal of High Energy Physics (JHEP) 1006, 052, p1-29 (2010) (Springer, Germany). 2010-11
    7 Subleading and nonholomorphic corrections to N = 2 BPS black hole entropy, Gabriel Lopes Cardoso, Bernard de Wit and Swapna Mahapatra, JHEP 0902, 006, p1-47 (2009) (Springer, Germany). 2009-10
    8 Black hole entropy functions and attractor equations, Gabriel Lopes Cardoso, Bernard de Wit and Swapna Mahapatra, JHEP 0703, 085, p1-22 (2008) (Springer, Germany). 2008-09
    9 The mixed black hole partition function for the STU model, Gabriel Lopes Cardoso, Justin R. David, Bernard de Wit and Swapna Mahapatra, JHEP 0812, 086, p1-16 (2008) (Springer, Germany). 2008-09
    10 Moduli and (un)attractor black hole thermodynamics, Dumitru Astefanesei, Kevin Goldstein and Swapna Mahapatra, Gen.Rel.Grav.40, p2069-2105 (2008) (UK). 2008-09
    11 Exploring the relation between 4D and 5D BPS solutions, Klaus Behrndt, Gabriel Lopes Cardoso and Swapna Mahapatra, Nucl. Phys. B 732, p200-223 (2006) (North Holland). 2006-07
    12 On the relation between BPS solutions in 4D and 5D, Klaus Behrndt, Gabriel Lopes Cardoso and Swapna Mahapatra, Int. Jour. Mod. Phys. D 10, p1603-1618 (2006) (Singapore) (Invited Plenary talk in “Einstein’s Legacy in the new millennium”). 2006-07
    13 De Sitter vacua from N=2 gauged supergravity, Klaus Behrndt and Swapna Mahapatra, JHEP 0401, 068, p1-25 (2004) (UK). 2004-05
    14 Intersecting six-branes from new seven manifolds with G(2) holonomy, Klaus Behrndt, Gianguido Dall’Agata, Dieter Lust and Swapna Mahapatra, JHEP 0208, 027, p1-25 (2002) (Springer, Germany). 2002-03
    15 Noncommutativity in linear dilaton background, Sandip Bhattacharyya, Alok Ku-mar and Swapna Mahapatra, Mod. Phys. Lett. A 16 p2263-2272 (2001) (Singapore). 2001-02
    16 Supersymmetric con gurations in Euclidean Freedman-Schwarz model, Swapna Mahapatra and Harvendra Singh, Phys. Lett. B 486, p322-328 (2000) (North Holland). 2000-01
    17 Supersymmetric con gurations in Euclidean Freedman-Schwarz model, Swapna Mahapatra and Harvendra Singh, Phys. Lett. B 486, p322-328 (2000) (North Holland). 2000-01
    18 Black holes and op transitions in M theory on Calabi-Yau threefolds, Ingo Gaida, Swapna Mahapatra, Thomas Mohaupt and Wafic Sabra, Class. Quant. Grav. 16, p419-433 (1999) (UK). 1999-00
    19 Eiguchi-Hanson metric from various limits, Swapna Mahapatra, e-print: hep-th/9908048, p1-12 (1999). 1999-00
    20 Planetoid Strings: solutions and perturbations, Sayan Kar and Swapna Mahapatra, Class. Quant. Grav. 15, p1421-1436 (1998) (UK). 1998-99
    21 String propagation in four dimensional dyonic black hole background, Swapna Mahapatra, Phys. Rev. D 55, p6403-6408 (1997) (USA). 1997-98
    22 From Type IIA black holes to T dual type IIB D instantons in N=2, D=4 super-gravity, Klaus Behrndt, Ingo Gaida, Dieter Luest, Swapna Mahapatra and Thomas Mohaupt, Nucl. Phys. B 508, p659-699 (1997) (North Holland). 1997-98
    23 A tachyonic extension of the stringy no go theorem, Swapna Mahapatra, Karmadeva Maharana and Lambodar P. singh, Phys. Rev. D 55, p6600-6602 (1997) (USA). 1997-98
    24 D-instantons and black holes in N=2, D=4 supergravity, Klaus Behrndt, Dieter Luest, Ingo Gaida, Swapna Mahapatra and Thomas Mohaupt, in “Theory of Ele-mentary particles”, Buckow, p77-85 (1997) (Invited talk in Buckow, Germany). 1997-98
    25 Duality and self-dual triplet solutions in Euclidean gravity, Swapna Mahapatra, Mod. Phys. Lett. A 11, p2669-2680 (1996) (Singapore). 1996-97
    26 Tachyon condensates and anisotropic Universe, Swapna Mahapatra and Sudipta Mukherji, Mod. Phys. Lett. A 10, p183-192 (1995) (Singapore). 1995-96
    27 On the rotating charged black string solution, Swapna Mahapatra, Phys. Rev. D 50, p947-951 (1994) (USA). 1994-95
    28 Exact duality and nilpotent gauging, Alok Kumar and Swapna Mahapatra, Mod. Phys. Lett. A 9, p925-934 (1994) (Singapore). 1994-95
    29 Three point functions of nonunitary minimal matter coupled to gravity, Debashis Ghoshal and swapna Mahapatra, Mod. Phys. Lett. A 8, p197-208 (1993)(Singapore). 1993-94
    30 Four dimensional two-brane solution in chiral gauged Wess-Zumino-Witten model, Swapna Mahapatra, Mod. Phys. Lett. A 7, p2999-3006 (1992) (Singapore). 1992-93
    31 Construction of physical states of nontrivial ghost number in C 1 string theory, Camillo Imbimbo, Swapna Mahapatra and Sunil Mukhi, Nucl. Phys. B 375, p399-420 (1992) (North Holland). 1992-93
    32 Target space interpretation of new moduli in 2D string theory, Swapna Mahapatra, Sudipta Mukherji and Anirvan M. Sengupta, Mod. Phys. Lett. A 7, p3119-3128 (1992) (Singapore). 1992-93
    33 Even integer lattices from simply laced GKO cosets, Charanjit S. Aulakh and Swapna Mahapatra, International Journal of Mod. Phys. A 6, p3781-3796 (1991) (Singapore). 1991-92
    34 Perturbed superpotentials for coset models, Swapna Mahapatra, Phys. Lett. B 264, p50-56 (1991) (North Holland). 1991-92
    35 Covariant one-loop amplitude on an annulus, Swapna Mahapatra and J. J. Rajasekaran, p1-19 (1989) (SLAC Library, USA). 1989-90
    36 SU(3) SU(2) U(1)n from a Z(4) orbifold model, Swapna Mahapatra, Phys. Lett. B 223, p47 (1989) (North Holland). 1989-90
    37 A six point amplitude for open ten-dimensional superstring in bosonic formulation, Swapna Mahapatra, Mod. Phys. Lett. A 4 (1989), p47 (Singapore). 1989-90
    38 Supergravity induced E(8) gauge hierarchies, Swapna Mahapatra and B. B. Deo, Phys. Rev. D 38, p3554 (1988) (USA). 1989-90
    39 Fermion condensates and weak symmetry breaking in a superstring based model, Swapna Mahapatra and S. P. Misra, Phys. Rev. D 33, p3464 (1986) (USA). 1989-90
    40 Grand Unification and supergravity in SO(10), Swapna Mahapatra, S. P. Misra, Phys. Rev. D 31, p656 (1985) (USA). 1989-90
    41 Two neutral Z bosons in an SO(10) supergravity model, Swapna Mahapatra and Snigdha Mishra and S. P. Misra, Phys. Rev. D 30, p2019 (1984) (USA). 1989-90.
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Conference Publication(Presented/Published in proceedings):

  • Presented/Published in proceedings
    1 International 7; National 10
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  • L.K.Panda Award for securing highest mark in Predoctoral Diploma (Institute of Physics).
  • Predoctoral Fellowship (Institute of Physics) (1982-83).
  • Doctoral Fellowship (Institute of Physics) (1983-90).
  • CSIR Scientist Pool grant (1994-1996).
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship (Institute of Mathematical Sciences) (1992-94).
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research) (1990-92).
  • Bhagyalaxmi Memorial Gold Medal of Utkal University (1979) for securing 1st position in Physics Hons.
  • Rai Bahadur B.N.Mishra Gold Medal of Utkal University (1979)(Best Lady  Graduate).
  • Bijay Govinda Smaraki Vigyan Award (2005).
  • Associate Faculty, ICTS-TIFR, Bangalore (2014-2017).
  • Mahamaya Pattanaik Smruti Sanman, Vigyan Prachar Samiti (2009).
  • Adjunct faculty, Harish Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad (2011-2014).
  • Max Planck Fellowship, Germany (2006, 2008, 2010, 2014).
  • Harvard Fellowship, USA (2003).
  • CERN Visiting Scientist, Switzerland (1995, 2012).
  • ICTP Associateship, Trieste, Italy (1996-2003).
  • Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, Germany (1996-1997, 2005, 2013).
  • Teaching:
    1 23 years
  • Important Activities:
    1 Research in High Energy Physics, Gravitation and Cosmology
  • Research Projects Undertaken:
    1 National Mega Science project: India based Neutrino Observatory (INO)
  • Invited Lectures:
    1 Approximately 60 in number
  • Administrative/Executive experience:
    1 Head, Dept of Physics, U.U.(2010-2012; 2014-2017)
    2 Director R&D, Utkal University;
    3 Dean, Faculty of Science;
    4 Member, University Research Council;
    5 Coordinator BARC-Utkal Outreach Centre;
    6 Coordinator IDP (world bank project);
    7 Member, IQAC;
    8 Member PMU, RUSA;
    9 Core Committee member of DST-SERC School in High Energy Physics;
    10 Coordinator DRS program, Dept of Physics;
    11 Coordinator DST-PURSE program
  • Conference organized as Organizing Secretary:
    1 Organiziing Committee member/Secretary (7 International Conferences; 8 National Conferences);
  • Honorary Advisory committee member, Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust, Odisha branch, Satyabhamapur, (birth place of Utkal Gauraba Madhusudan Das), Cuttack; Popular science lectures in colleges; Science based TV programs in DD Odia; Radio talks in Odia, Popular Science articles in Odia newspaper