Sadhan Kumar Adhikari

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Sadhan Kumar Adhikari
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Born (1948-01-02) 2 January 1948 (age 73)
NationalityIndia
CitizenshipBrazil
EducationHindu School, Kolkata
Alma materPresidency University
Calcutta University
University of Pennsylvania
Spouse(s)Ratnabali Adhikari
ChildrenAvishek Adhikari (Assistant Professor UCLA)
Scientific career
FieldsPhysics
InstitutionsUniversity of New South Wales
Federal University of Pernambuco
São Paulo State University

Sadhan Kumar Adhikari is a Brazilian-Indian professor of physics, since 1991, at the Institute of Theoretical Physics (IFT) of the São Paulo State University (UNESP).

Early life[edit | edit source]

Sadhan Kumar Adhikari was born to Nalini Ranjan and Mira Adhikari on 2 January 1948 in Kharagpore, India. In 1962 he graduated from Hindu School, Kolkata and then joined the Bachelor of Science program at the Presidency University, Kolkata which he finished with honours by 1965. The same year he started the Master of Science course at the Calcutta University which he completed by 1968. For a year he was a post-M.Sc fellow at the Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, India and in 1973 obtained PhD in physics from the University of Pennsylvania, USA. From 1973 to 1976 worked at the University of New South Wales, Australia as a post-doc scholar and since 1976 till 1991 was an associate professor at the Federal University of Pernambuco,[1] Brazil.

Research[edit | edit source]

He contributed to the area of few-body scattering in nuclear and atomic physics,[2] [3] renormalization in nonrelativistic quantum mechanics,[4] and the physics of cold atoms and superfluids. He formulated the quantum scattering theory in two dimensions using Lippmann–Schwinger equations and the asymptotic wave function for scattering.[5] From 2002[6] to 2009[7] he used Gross–Pitaevskii equation to study the formation of bright solitons in a Bose–Einstein condensate using FORTRAN 77 programs.[8][9] He, in collaboration with P. Muruganandam and Antun Balaž, and colleagues from the Institute of Physics, Scientific Computing Laboratory, Belgrade wrote popular Fortran and C programs to solve the Gross–Pitaevskii equation and study properties of Bose–Einstein condensates using the Crank–Nicolson method.[10] He is the author of two books on scattering theory published by Academic Press, San Francisco, Hard cover (1988),[11] Paperback (2012) and eTextbook (2012) and by John Wiley & Sons, New York (1998).[12] According to Webofscience he published more than 300 research articles with more than 6000 citations (H factor=39).[13]

Awards[edit | edit source]

Dr. Adhikari is a Graduate fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (1970),[1] and a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (1996).[14]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Sadhan Kumar Adhikari". Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  2. S. K. Adhikari; I. H. Sloan (1975). "Separable expansion of the t matrix with analytic form factors". Physical Review C. American Physical Society. 11 (4): 1133. Bibcode:1975PhRvC..11.1133A. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.11.1133.
  3. S. K. Adhikari; A. Delfino; T. Frederico; I. D. Goldman; L. Tomio (1988). "Efimov and Thomas effects and the model dependence of three-particle observables in two and three dimensions". Physical Review A. American Physical Society. 37 (4): 3666–3673. Bibcode:1988PhRvA..37.3666A. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.37.3666. hdl:11449/36417. PMID 9899475.
  4. S. K. Adhikari; T. Frederico; I. D. Goldman (1995). "Perturbative Renormalization in Quantum Few-Body Problems". Physical Review Letters. American Physical Society. 74 (4): 487–491. Bibcode:1975PhRvLe..74.487A. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.74.487. PMID 10058770.
  5. Sadhan K. Adhikari (1986). "Quantum scattering in two dimensions". American Journal of Physics. AAPT. 54 (4): 362. Bibcode:1986AmJPh..54..362A. doi:10.1119/1.14623.
  6. Sadhan K Adhikari and Paulsamy Muruganandam (2002). "Bose-Einstein condensation dynamics from the numerical solution of the Gross-Pitaevskii equation". Journal of Physics B. IOP Publishing. 35 (12): 2831. arXiv:cond-mat/0205172. Bibcode:2002JPhB...35.2831A. CiteSeerX 10.1.1.311.9748. doi:10.1088/0953-4075/35/12/317.
  7. Sadhan K Adhikari and Paulsamy Muruganandam (October 2009). "Fortran programs for the time-dependent Gross–Pitaevskii equation in a fully anisotropic trap". Computer Physics Communications. 180 (10): 1888–1912. arXiv:0904.3131. Bibcode:2009CoPhC.180.1888M. doi:10.1016/j.cpc.2009.04.015.
  8. Sadhan K. Adhikari (10 October 2005). "Bright solitons in coupled defocusing NLS equation supported by coupling: Application to Bose–Einstein condensation". Physics Letters A. 346 (1–3): 179–185. arXiv:cond-mat/0506444. Bibcode:2005PhLA..346..179A. doi:10.1016/j.physleta.2005.07.044.
  9. S. K. Adhikari (2004). "Stabilization of bright solitons and vortex solitons in a trapless three-dimensional Bose-Einstein condensate by temporal modulation of the scattering length". Physical Review A. American Physical Society. 69 (6): 063613. arXiv:cond-mat/0406530. Bibcode:2004PhRvA..69f3613A. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.69.063613. hdl:11449/23690.
  10. Dušan Vudragović; Ivana Vidanović; Antun Balaž; Paulsamy Muruganandam; Sadhan K. Adhikari (September 2012). "C programs for solving the time-dependent Gross–Pitaevskii equation in a fully anisotropic trap". Computer Physics Communications. 189 (9): 2021–2025. arXiv:1206.1361. Bibcode:2012CoPhC.183.2021V. doi:10.1016/j.cpc.2012.03.022.
  11. S. K. Adhikari and K. L. Kowalski. Dynamical Collision Theory and its Applications, Academic, San Francisco (1988).
  12. S. K. Adhikari. Variational Principles and the Numerical Solution of Scattering Problems, John Wiley, New York (1998).
  13. "Publons-Webofscience". Retrieved 12 April 2021.
  14. "Guggengeim". Retrieved 21 September 2020.

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