Professor S.N. Bose invented the famous Bose-Einstein statistics in the year 1924 while he was a teacher of this department. Since then all the fundamental particles possessing integral spins are named after him.
The Current research field of the department are solid state physics, high energy and particle physics, computational physics, general relativity, bio-medical physics, laser physics, physics of liquid metals, nuclear physics, atmospheric physics and meteorology, equilibrium and non-equilibrium statistical mechanics etc. A number of faculty members are engaged in collaborative research works with the Universities of USA, Europe, Japan, CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) and Abdus Salam ICTP in Italy.
Group Theory, Ring Theory, Number Theory, Topology, Functional Analysis, Differential Equations, Complex Analysis, Relativity and Cosmology, Numerical Analysis, Generalized Functions, Operations Research, Mathematical Physics, Fluid Mechanics, Mathematical Hydrology, Magneto-hydrodynamics, Mathematical Biology, Differential Geometry, Dynamical Systems, Fuzzy Mathematics, Actuarial and Financial Mathematics.
Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry
Preparation of inorganic solids and their characterization, Interaction of metal ions with macrocyclic compounds, Compounds, Co-ordination chemistry, Solute-solvent interaction, Waste Water treatment, Al and Zn in blood serum, Arsenic and micronutrients in the environment. Air pollution, Climate change, Health effects lf particulate matters, Biomass burning emission, Black and Brown carbon, Rain and Fog Water characterization, Brick kilns emission, etc.
Preservatives and colouringmaterials in processed food, Dissipation patterns of pesticide residue in vegetables. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon and heavy metals in soil, water, fish. Aflatoxinand antibiotics in food stuff, Microplastics in aquatic environment. Isolation and structure elucidation of biologically active compounds from medicinal plants and endophytic fungus, Phytochemistry, Organic pollutants in food and environment, development of anti-diabetic, anticancer, antimicrobial agents from plants, fungi andfatty acid composition in fat, soil and food stuff.
Surface Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Photochemistry, Nanochemistry, Nanocomposite, Wastewater treatment, Electrocoagulation, Drug-metal interaction, Cyclic voltametry, Solvent-solvent interaction, Micellar caterlysis, Oxidative reduction of pollutants in water, Supramolecular chemistry, Development of new materials, Chemistry of ionic liquids, Fuelcell electrolytes, Micro-emulsions, Electro-deposition, Treatment of wastewater containing textile dyes, Uses of tea leaves as an adsorbents etc.
The department has research collaboration with Canada, France, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Nepal, Sweden and USA.
Applied and theoretical research in the diverse areas of Statistics, Biostatistics, Econometrics, Sampling, Experimental Design, Robust Statistics, Informatics, Meta-Analysis, Data mining etc.
Particle Physics and Condensed Matter Physics aiming to develop fundamental and Interdisciplinary Science.
Biomedical Physics & Technology:
Design and Develop low cost medical instruments for technology dissemination in the Third World. The research group of Biomedical Physics & Technology has already achieved significant innovations in following fields, (i) Destruction of diarrhoeal germs in water at low cost using simple and easily available materials, which also provide an indirect means of solving arsenic problem. (ii) A novel Focused Impedance Method (FIM) with significant potential in the detection and diagnosis of disorders and disease of lungs, stomach and certain cancers, in monitoring of radiotherapy, etc. This idea has received international acclaim on which Universities in UK and Korea have already started work. (iii) Discovery of a new neuro physiological parameter named Distribution of F-latency (DFL), having potential in the detection and diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy. (iv) Design and development of low cost medical instruments for technology dissemination in the Third World.
This department developed a telemedicine system (both hardware and software with associated diagnostic devices) for providing primary healthcare facilities to the rural areas through internet The a2i project under the Prime Minister’s office of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Government funded the department to implement the telemedicine service countrywide through entrepreneurs.
This area includes Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids for industrial applications, Magneto-hydrodynamics, Aerodynamics, Mathematical Hydrology, Bio-fluid Mechanics, Nano-fluids, Computational Fluid Mechanics, and Meteorology.
Theory of Relativity and Cosmology
Riemannian Geometry and Tensor Analysis
Applied Dynamical Systems
This subject deals with change, with systems that evolve in time. Dynamics analyzes whether the system in question settles down to equilibrium, keeps repeating in cycles, or does something else complicated. It has wide application in differential equations, classical mechanics, chemical kinetics, population biology, ecology and mathematical geosciences and so on.
Theoretical and Computational Chemistry:
Computational chemistry is a natural outgrowth of theoretical chemistry, the traditional role of which involves the establishment of a conceptual understanding and quantitative characterization for the chemical sciences, particularly at the atomic and molecular levels.
Computational chemistry programs are used for:
- Calculating the molecular properties such as structure of molecules, energy, dipole moment, electronic charge, and spectroscopic measurements and so on.
- Performing simulation to macromolecular systems such as nucleic acids, lipids and proteins, or system of large number of molecules like gases, liquids and liquid crystals
- Drug design, design of new catalysts, chemical synthesis, reaction mechanism studies, and design of novel materials.
List of computational software currently available in the Department of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry:
1. Gaussian 16
2. Gauss View 6