Kalpana Bora

Kalpana Bora

Associate Professor

MSc (Delhi) PhD (Gauhati) Visiting Scientist (MIT, USA and ICTP, Italy)

High Energy Physics, Neutrino Physics, GUTs, Dark Matter

Department of Physics
Gauhati University, Guwahati, 781014
Phone:- 9435042436
Email:- kalpana@gauhati.ac.in

Teaching
  1. Quantum Mechanics I (M.Sc. Physics, I semester)
  2. Quantum Mechanics II (M.Sc. Physics, IV semester)
  3. High Energy Physics (M.Sc. Physics, III semester)
  4. Gauge Theories (M.Sc. Physics, IV semester)
  5. M.Sc. dissertation
  6. High Energy Physics (Pre-PhD Course Work)

 

Lab incharge - Research Laboratory for High Energy Physics (RLHEP) since 2016 onwards

 

Mentoring

We mentor MSc and PhD students - to counsel, to give value education and moral support to them. We wish to give not only academic knowledge to our students, but also aim to support them beyond classroom. We  aspire that our students  become good Physicists,  good and sensitive human beings, who can serve the society, country and mankind, and bring laurels to us, in the years to come...

 

 

Conferences/symposiums/Schools attended/paper presented

1. “Topical Workshop on Dark Matter” attended at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, November 13-15, 2017.

2. Gave a talk at the Fermi lab Theory Workshop Simplicity II, September 2016, Fermi lab, USA.

3. Attended and paper presented DAE-BRNS High Energy Physics Symposium, Delhi University, 2016

4. Paper presented at Workshop Pheno 1, IISER Mohali.

5. Paper presented at UNICOS, IISER Mohali.

6. Attended Workshop New Frontiers in Physics, ICTP Italy, June 2014.

7. Workshop BENE 2012 attended at ICTP, Italy, July 17-21, 2012.

8. Paper presented at International Conference Nu Horizon, Allahabad, 2012.

9. Paper presented at Technical Session of Assam Science Society, GU, 2012.

10. Paper presented at National Seminar on Recent Trends in Physics, Physics Department, GU, 2012.

11. Paper presented at National Seminar organized by Education Department, GU, 2012.

12. Attended International Conference Nu Horizon, Allahabad, 2011.

13. Paper presented at DAE-HEP symposium at Jaipur, India , 2010.

14. Attended International Conference Nu Horizon, Allahabad, 2010.

15. Attended National Workshop on “ Simulation and Data Analysis Techniques in High Energy Cosmic Ray Experiments”, March 23-25, Gauhati University, 2009.

16. Attended International Conference Nu Horizon, Allahabad, 2009.

17. Paper presented at V PANE conference, Gauhati University, 2007.

18. Paper presented at QCD workshop at IIT Kanpur, 2002

 19. Attended Summer School in HEP at ICTP, Italy, 1996.

20. Attended Summer School in HEP at ICTP, Italy, 1995.

21. Paper presented at DAE HEP Symposium, Gauhati University, 1996

22. Paper presented at DAE HEP Symposium, Vishawa Bharati, Santiniketan, 1994

23. Attended Workshop in HEPP at I.MSc., Chennai, 1993.

24. Attended SERC School in HEP, Gauhati University, 1993.

  1. Neelakshi Sarma, Kalpana Bora, Debasish Borah, Eur. Phys. Journal C, 79:129, 36 pages, Impact factor 5.172, 2019 (cited by 3).
  2. Gayatri Ghosh, Kalpana Bora, Advances in High Energy Physics, Vol 2018, Article ID 5093251, 10 pages, Impact factor 1.9, 2018 (arxiv:hep-ph/ 1612.090), (cited by 1).
  3. Kalpana Bora, Debasish Borah, Debajyoti Dutta, Physical Review D, 96, 075006 (2017), 28 pages, Impact factor 4.6, arxiv: hep-ph/1611.01097 (cited by 5).
  4. Kalpana Bora and Gayatri Ghosh, Debajyoti Dutta, Journal – Advances in High Energy Physics, Vol 2016, year 2016, Artcle ID 9496758, 11 pages, impact factor 1.9, cited 3 times, arxiv:hep-ph/1606.00554 (cited by 7).
  5. Kalpana Bora, AIP (American Institute of Physics) proceedings, Vol 1751, 2016.
  6. Kalpana Bora and Gayatri Ghosh, EPJC Vol 75:428, pages (1-14), September 2015 (Impact factor 5.084) (cited by 8).
  7. Kalpana Bora, Debajyoti Dutta and Pomita Ghoshal, MPLA, vol 30, 1550066 (1-22), (2015), impact factor 1.338 (for the year 2013/2014), cited by 24.
  8. Debajyoti Dutta and Kalpana Bora, MPLA vol 30, 1550017 (1-13), (2015), impact factor 1.338 (for the year 2013/2014), cited by 11.
  9. Kalpana Bora and Debajyoti Dutta, J. of Physics, Conf. series (IOP UK), vol 481, 012019, 2014, cited 8 times.
  10. Kalpana Bora and Gayatri Ghosh, J. of Physics, Conf. series (IOP UK), vol 481, 012016, 2014.
  11. Kalpana Bora, Debajyoti Dutta, Pomita Ghoshal, JHEP 12, (2012), 025 (impact factor 5.618, cited 18 times ).
  12. K. Bora, published in Horizon, A Journal of Physics (ISSN 2250-0871, India), June, 2012, hep-ph/1206.5909, (cited by 43).
  13. M. K. Parida, P.K Sahu, Kalpana Bora, Physical Review D 83, p 093004-(1- 13), (2011). (impact factor 4.170, cited 22 times).
  14. K. Bora, Indian Jr. of Physics, 82(6), 753-59 (2008). (impact factor 1.785)
  15. K. Bora and D. K. Choudhury, Pramana, 61, 979 (2003).
  16. K. Bora and R. L. Jaffe, Physical Review D57, 6906 (1998), (impact factor 4.170, cited 34 times ).
  17. K. Bora and D. K. Choudhury, Physics Letters B354, 151 (1995). (impact factor 3.677 (cited 11 times).

Awards & Achievements

 

  1. Member, National organizing Committee, DAE BRNS symposium in HEP, IIT Madrad, 2018.
  2. Visiting scientist, ICTP, Trieste, Italy, June-July 2014.
  3. Research Associateship (RA) from CSIR, 2001-2003.
  4. Secured I position in APSC (Assam Public Service Commission) selection for the post of Lecturer in Physics in Govt Colleges, Assam, India 2002.
  5. SRF by CSIR, 1994-1997.
  6. Visiting Scientist, MIT, USA, 1997 (Feb-December).
  7. JRF/NET by CSIR, 1992-1994.
  8. Awarded for securing III position in B.Sc. (Hons) Physics II year examination in the Delhi University, 1988 (marks 199/225).
  9. Highest Marks (92%) in Field Theory in M.Sc. Semester IV examination, Delhi University, 1991.
  10. Selected in top 2% of the candidates appeared in the All India Level examination held by Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT), 1988.
  11. Secured 37th position in Delhi Board Exams, Class X (1984).

 

 Contribution in Department

 1. Teaching 

2. Research - Good number of publications in International Journals of high impact factor (PRD, JHEP, EPJC).

3. Designing of courses - Quantum Mechanics I & II, High Energy Physics I & II, Pre-PhD course work of High Energy Physics

4. Development of lab - Contributed to development of High Performance Computing Facility (Cluster) in the Central Computer lab of the department, as this was designed specially to cater to the needs of  research in Theoretical Physics.

5. Incharge of Research Laboratory for High Energy Physics (RLHEP), since 2016 onwards.

Ours is Theoretical work - and we need only good computing facility for our research work. Other equipments and lab are not required for our research.

6. Trained human resource development - in the form of PhD students

 

Contribution to University  through

Corporate/Professional development activites

  1. Member, Convocation Committee, GU, 2020 & 2019.
  2. Member, Selection committee for post of Assistant Professor in Physics, Darrang College, Assam, 2019
  3. Member, Inspection Team for B.Sc. (Physics) at the Tihu College, Assam, 2019.
  4. Member, Selection Committee for the post of Assistant Professor in Physics, Sorbhog College, Bornagar, Assam, 2019.
  5. Member, Inspection team for B.Sc. (Physics) at Din Dayal Upadhaya College, Behali, 2018.
  6. Member, Inspection Team for B.Sc. (Physics) at the Sorbhog College, Bornagar, Assam, 2018.
  7. Member, Inspection Team for B.Sc. (Physics) at the Kokrajhar Govt. College,  Assam, 2017.
  8. Member, Selection Committee for the post of Assistant Professor in Physics, Sorbhog College, Bornagar, Assam, 2017.
  9. Member of An enquiry committee of our University, 2017.
  10. Member IQAC (Internal Quality Assurance Cell) subcommittee, 2017.
  11. Member of Environment day celebration subcommittee, GU, 2017.
  12. Member, Committee for Annual Seminar, GUTA, 2015-16.
  13. Member, Anti-Ragging Committee, GU, 2015-16.
  14. Member, Editorial Board of Prajna (The Annual Journal of GUTA), 2016.
  15.  Convener, M.Sc. (Physics) Admission Committee, 2015, GU.
  16. Departmental Representative to GUTA (Gauhati University Teachers Association) Executive Body, 2014-15, 2015-16, Assam, India. 

 

 

 

PhD Students
 
  1. Debajyoti Dutta (Degree Awarded, 2015)
  2. Gayatri Ghosh (Degree Awarded, 2017)
  3. Neelakshi Sarma (Degree awarded 2019)
  4. Ricky Devi (Final registration done)
  5. Nilavjyoti Hazarika (Final registration done)
  6. Paramita Deka
 
Research Project
 
 DST-SERB Project (Govt. of India), 21 lakhs, Aug 2015- Feb 2019, with a Project Fellow,
 
Title - Neutrino scattering at different energy scales and its applications
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

Invited Talks/Resource person

1. Resource person at National Symposium organized by Scholar’s Institute of Technology & Management, Guwahati, February 28, 2020.

2. Invited talk at International Workshop on Frontiers in High Energy Physics (FHEP), Hyderabad University, October 14-17, 2019, and chaired a session at the same.

3. Delivered a series of Invited lectures at Astronomy Olympiad Orientation Camp, May 2019, at the Regional Science Center, Khanapara, Guwahati.

4. Resource person at Regional Science Center, Guwahati, in “Workshop on Research in Hindi for School students”, April 10, 2018

5. Invited talk at Workshop on Neutrino Physics, Cotton College, April 2017.

6. Invited talk at Pheno 1, International Workshop at IISER Mohali, April 6-9, 2016.

7. Invited talk at International Interdisciplinary Conference –“Energy and Environment Impact on Biodiversity and Sustainable Development”, Bihar University, Muzzafarpur, Bihar, India, December 15-17, 2015.

8. Resource person at “National Seminar on recent trends in Science & Technology”, Union Christian College, Shillong, 24-26 September, 2014.

9. Resource person at Workshop held at Sarala Birla Gyan Jyoti school, Guwahati, on Science teaching in schools, March 2015.

10. Invited talk delivered at “National Conference on Contemporary Issues in High Energy Physics & Cosmology”, Gauhati University, February 12-14, 2013.

11. Delivered a series of 10 invited lectures at the Electronics department, Gauhati University, August 2002.

 

Session chair

1. At International Workshop on Frontiers in High Energy Physics (FHEP), Hyderabad University, October 14-17, 2019.

2. At International Interdisciplinary Conference on Sustainable development at B. R. Ambadekar Bihar University, Muzafarpur, December 15-17, 2015.

  1. Resource person at the Symposium at the Scholars Institute of Technology and Management, Guwahati, February 28, 2019.
  2. Invited talk at, and chaired a session at, The International Workshop on Frointiers in High Energy Physics (FHEP), Hyderabad University, October 14-17, 2019.
  3. Acted as External examiner to check PhD Thesis and to conduct PhD viva-voce examination at Physics Department, IIT Mumbai, in July 2019.
  4. Resourse person, and delivered  a series of Lectures at the Astronomy Olympaid Orientation Camp , organized at the Regional Science Cenetr, Guwahati, May 2018.
  5. Member, National Organizing Committee (NOC), XXIII DAE-BRNS HEP Symposium, IIT Madras, 2018..
  6. Participated in Topical Workshop on Dark Matter, NTU, Singapore, November 13-15, 2017. 

 As per Google Scholar:

 Total citations as on March 12, 2020: 244 

                      Citations since 2015: 162

h-index: 8

i10- index: 8

 

 

 

 

 

 Teaching positions

1. Faculty at GU - 1.9.2006 onwards till date

2. Lecturer at Cotton College, Guwahati - 19.8.2004 to 31.8.2006

3. Lecturer at Jorhat Enginnering College, Jorhat - 1.9.2003-18.8.2004

 

Educational Background

  • CSIR JRF/NET qualified in 1991
  • Joined regular PhD programme in Physics at IISc Bangalore in 1991
  • Secured IIIrd position in Delhi University in B.Sc. (H) Physics IInd year examination, 1988

 

 

Degree Institution/Board Passing year  
PhD in    Physics       Gauhati University 2000  
M.Sc.(Physics)    Delhi University 1991  
B.Sc. (Hons.) Physics     Hans Raj College, Delhi University 1989  
Class XII                                   Delhi Board of Secondary Education 1986  
Class X Delhi Board of Secondary Education 1984