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Dr.(M/S). Swapna Mahapatra

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
  • 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).
  1. Guidance :
    1. MPhil Guidance:
      Sl No  Name of the Scholar Year of award of Degree Topic of MPhil Thesis Summary of the Research Outcome(In 100 Words)
      1 Mamata Prusty A study of CP violation
      2 Snigdha Panigrahi De Sitter solution in general theory of relativity
      3 Namita Panda A study of 3-D geometry of black holes and thermodynamics
      4 Nirakar Prasad Samantray Dark matter and dark energy
      5 Dipika Jena Spontaneous symmetry breaking
      6 Jyotsna Mohapatra Black hole thermodynamics
      7 Suchismita Samantaray String propagation in curved background
      8 Priyadarshini Dash A study of gravitational waves
      9 Dhaneswar Behera Critical phenomena and thermodynamic geometry of blackholes
      10 Diptimayee Mahakur Thermodynamics and phase transition in 4D rotating AdS blackhole
      11 Baijayantibala Ranasingh A study of Tsallis distribution function
      12 Subhadra Karan Preparation and characterization of Cu-doped ZnO nanostructures
    2. PhD Guidance:
      Sl No  Name of the Scholar Year of award of Degree Registration No Name of the Co-guide if any Fellowship received if any during research Topic of PhD Thesis Summary of the Research Outcome(In 100 Words)
      1 Subhashree Mohanty ` Continuing 01-Physics-2012-13 Dr. GaganMohanty (TIFR) DST-INSPIRE fellowship A study of CP violation in charmless B Meson decays Has important implication for matter-antimatter asymmetry in the Universe.
      2 Priyanka Priyadarsini Pruseth ` Continuing 08-Physics-2012-13 UGC-BSR fellowship Phenomenology of Quark-gluon-plasma and dual gravitational description Has important implication the structure of early universe and duality symmetry
      3 Jahangir Mohammed ` Continuing 02-Physics-2012-13 Prof. Swadhinanda Patnaik (Inst. Of Mathematics and applications) UGC-BSR fellowship Study of Cellular Automata and its application to Physics Has important application in statistical mechanics. Phase transiton in 2D ising model has been studied by using cellular automata.
      4 Debashis Sahoo ` Continuing 01-Physics-2017-18 Dr. Gagan Mohanty (TIFR) TIFR Fellowship Search for lepton flavour violation in tau decays It is a clear signal of new Physics beyond standard model.
      5 Masoom Singh ` Continuing 02-Physics-2017-18 Dr. Sajib Kumar Agarwalla (Institute of Physics) DST-INSPIRE fellowship Exploring 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.
      6 Rajesh Sahoo ` Continuing 04-Physics-2016-17 Prof. Sanjay Nayak (DG, CIPET) CIPET fellowship Development and characterization of PVDFbased systems for piezoelectric applications Has potential applications in in insulation of electric wires, production of composite electrodes lithium-ion batteries, thermal camera sensors and also has biomedical sciences.
  2. Journal Publications :
    1. 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 Exact duality and nilpotent gauging, Alok Kumar and Swapna Mahapatra, Mod. Phys. Lett. A 9, p925-934 (1994) (Singapore). 1994-95
      28 On the rotating charged black string solution, Swapna Mahapatra, Phys. Rev. D 50, p947-951 (1994) (USA). 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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    1. Presented/Published in proceedings
      1 International 7; National 10
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1 L.K.Panda Award for securing highest mark in Predoctoral Diploma (Institute of Physics).
2 Predoctoral Fellowship (Institute of Physics) (1982-83).
3 Doctoral Fellowship (Institute of Physics) (1983-90).
4 CSIR Scientist Pool grant (1994-1996).
5 Postdoctoral Fellowship (Institute of Mathematical Sciences) (1992-94).
6 Postdoctoral Fellowship (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research) (1990-92).
7 Bhagyalaxmi Memorial Gold Medal of Utkal University (1979) for securing 1st position in Physics Hons.
8 Rai Bahadur B.N.Mishra Gold Medal of Utkal University (1979)(Best Lady  Graduate).
9 Bijay Govinda Smaraki  Vigyan Award (2005).
10 Associate Faculty, ICTS-TIFR, Bangalore (2014-2017).
11 Mahamaya Pattanaik Smruti Sanman, Vigyan Prachar Samiti (2009).
12 Adjunct faculty,  Harish Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad (2011-2014).
13 Max Planck Fellowship, Germany (2006, 2008, 2010, 2014).
14 Harvard Fellowship, USA (2003).
15 CERN Visiting Scientist, Switzerland (1995, 2012).
16 ICTP Associateship, Trieste, Italy (1996-2003).
17 Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, Germany (1996-1997, 2005, 2013).
  1. Teaching:
    1 23 years
  2. Important Activities:
    1 Research in High Energy Physics, Gravitation and Cosmology
  3. Research Projects Undertaken:
    1 National Mega Science project: India based Neutrino Observatory (INO)
  4. Invited Lectures:
    1 Approximately 60 in number
  5. 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
  6. Conference organized as Organizing Secretary:
    1 Organiziing Committee member/Secretary (7 International Conferences; 8 National Conferences);
1 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