Dr. Santosh Kumar Das

Designation : Assistant Professor

Broad Area of Expertise : Physics

Email : santosh{at}iitgoa.ac.in

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Address : F-16, Academic Block B

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Educational Qualifications

  1. Ph.D : Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata, 2012
  2. M. Phil: Sambalpur University, Sambalpur, Odisha 2007
  3. M.Sc : Sambalpur University, Sambalpur, Odisha 2005.
  4. B.Sc : Vyasanagar College (Utkal University), Jajpur Road, Jajpur, Odisha, 2003

Areas of Research

Heavy-ion collisions, Quark gluon plasma, QCD at high temperature, Transport theory and its application in heavy-ion collisions, Heavy quark diffusion in QCD matter


Courses Taught

UG Courses:
PH101: Quantum Physics and Applications
PH103: UG Physics Lab
PG/PhD Courses:
PH802: Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics
PH806: Field Theory

Institute Elective:

IE601:Numerical Simulation and Its Applications


Professional Appointments

  1. Assistant Professor: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Goa, India, June 2018-Present
  2. Associate Professor: School of Nuclear Science and Technology, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China, December 2017- June 2018
  3. Post Doc: Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Catania, Catania, Italy, January, 2013 - July 2017
  4. Post Doc: University of Seoul, Seoul, South Korea, May 2012 - September, 2012

Recent Publications

  1. Jai Prakash, Manu Kurian, Santosh K. Das, Vinod Chandra, Heavy quark transport in an anisotropic hot QCD medium: Collisional and Radiative processes, Phys. Rev. D, 103, 9, 094009 (2021)
  2. Mohammad Yousuf Jamal, Santosh K. Das, Marco Ruggieri, Energy Loss Versus Energy Gain of Heavy Quarks in a Hot Medium, Phys. Rev. D, 103, 5, 054030 (2021)
  3. Jun-Hong Liu, Santosh K. Das, Vincenzo Greco, Marco Ruggieri, Ballistic diffusion of heavy quarks in the early stage of relativistic heavy ion collisions at RHIC and the LHC, Phys. Rev. D 103 ,034029 (2021)
  4. Santosh K. Das, Jane Alam, Salvatore Plumari, Vincenzo Greco,Transmission of airborne virus through sneezed and coughed droplets, Phys. Fluids 32, 097102 (2020)
  5. Salvatore Plumari, Gabriele Coci, Vincenzo Minissale, Santosh K. Das, Yifeng Sun, Vincenzo Greco, Heavy-light flavour correlations of anisotropic flows at LHC energies within event-by-event transport approach, Phys. Lett. B, 805 (2020) 135460
  6. Jun-Hong Liu, Salvatore Plumari, Santosh K. Das, Vincenzo Greco, Marco Ruggieri, Diffusion of heavy quarks in the early stage of high-energy nuclear collisions at energies available at the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider and at the CERN Large Hadron Collider, Phys. Rev. C, 102, 4, 044902 (2020)

Recognition and Awards

  1. Seal of excellence from European Commission, 2017
  2. Outstanding thesis award from Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, 2015

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