Areas of current research at the Raman Research Institute are:
ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS
Applications will be considered from candidates pursuing a wide range of astrophysical topics from theory, observation, and instrumentation. Successful candidates will be expected to lead a robust research/development programme, and participate in the department’s teaching responsibilities. RRI is a part of Joint Astronomy Programme, run jointly by a number of related institutes. Applicants planning instrument developments will have access to resources in the RRI radio astronomy laboratory (which has an active role in making digital receivers for SKA1-Low and pulsar search engines), and an X-ray astronomy laboratory (which has designed and is building an X-ray polarimeter to be launched by ISRO).
LIGHT AND MATTER PHYSICS
Applications are invited for frontline research work being carried out in the following areas:
• Ultra-cold Atoms, Molecules and Ions
• Precision Atom-Light interaction and Spectroscopy
• Quantum Optics and Quantum logic
• Quantum Communications and Quantum Information Science
• Nonlinear Optics and Ultrafast Phenomena
• Intense Laser Field Interactions
• Cavity QED
Note: The LAMP theme particularly, but not exclusively, seeks candidates with experience in Quantum Enabled Technologies. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply.
Applications are invited from candidates with an established record of independent research and with a strong grounding in
• General relativity, working in any areas of Classical and Quantum Gravity including Gravitational waves, Mathematical and Numerical Relativity, Quantum Fields in Curved Spacetime and different approaches to Quantum Gravity.
• Statistical physics, condensed matter and related areas.
SOFT CONDENSED MATTER
Current research areas under the broad SCM theme at the institute includes the study of topological structures and phase behavior of liquid crystals, non-equilibrium flows and pattern formation in suspensions, jamming in colloidal suspensions, mechanical properties of living cells, and physics of DNA-protein interactions.
Multiple vacancies are available for eligible candidates who can bring in research expertise in the following areas: liquid crystals: nanocomposites and photonics, macromolecular self-assembly, novel colloidal systems, polymeric systems, smart and adaptive soft materials, active matter, granular matter, biophysics: in-vitro systems, membrane biophysics, physics of DNA, theoretical investigations of soft matter and biological systems. However, candidates capable of bringing new expertise beyond these research areas are also encouraged to apply.