What are Sunil Mukhi’s areas of research?

Dr. Sunil Mukhi is an Indian theoretical physicist who has greatly contributed to the string theory and the quantum field theory. We have already dealt with the string theory. The quantum field theory studies the behaviour of subatomic particles in different kinds of force fields.

Dr Mukhi took a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1981. Then he did postdoctoral studies at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, in Trieste, Italy. He came back to India and joined the Theoretical Physics Group at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai in 1993.

He joined as head of the Physics department of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune in 2012. He rose to become the Dean after 7 years.

He is a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, and the Indian National Science Academy. He has received the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar award for Physical Sciences, 1999, and the J.C. Bose Fellowship, 2008. He was named a Fellow of TWAS, (The World Academy of Sciences) in October 2014.

He is also the editor of the Journal of High Energy Physics since its start.

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