Diptarka Das

Department of Physics,
Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur.

Indian Institute of Technology - Kanpur
Rajeev Motwani Building Room 602
IIT-Kanpur, Kanpur 208016, UP.

Email: didas at

A short resume is available here.

Research activities:

The IIT-K string theory group webpage is hosted here, which I am a part of.

Preprints of my papers are available here.

Research is partially supported by Max Planck Partner Group and SERB, Matrics.

Course materials:

IIT-K Physics 690K Spring 2021 : Quantum Dynamics : Information and Computation

IIT-K Physics 421A Monsoon 2019, 2020 : Mathematical Methods for Physics - I.

IIT-K Physics 422A Spring 2019, 2020: Mathematical Methods for Physics - II.

Recent talks:

Virasoro blocks and quasimodular forms (2020).

Symmetry restoration via quantum quench (2020).

Some features of KDV partition functions for c>1 CFTs (2019).

Modular Bootstrap at Extreme and Intermediate Temperatures: Asymptotics and Bounds (2019).

Modular Bootstrap with some applications to thermalization (2018).

Current local collaborators:

Bidyut Dey, Ph.D.: Aspects of thermalization in exactly solvable models.

Anurag Sarkar, Masters-Ph.D.: Aspects of critical matrix models. (expected to join as a Ph.D. student)

Tanay Saha, Undergraduate project : A study of the entanglement entropy of spin chains.

Suchetan Das, Postdoctoral scholar.

Previous local collaborators:

Nishan C. Jayaram, Undergraduate project : Analysis of dissipation in non-linear sigma models, Monsoon 2020.

Samarth Chawla (ASU, Arizona), Masters : Generalized Gibbs Ensembles in 2D conformal theories, Monsoon 2019 - Spring 2020.

Adith Sai (Jagiellonian University), Masters : To implement tensor networks to study quantum chaos during quenches, Monsoon 2019 - Spring 2020. The project report can be accessed here. Adith's page can be accessed here.

Pinaki Banerjee (IAS, Princeton), Postdoctoral scholar, Spring 2019 - Spring 2020. Pinaki's page can be accessed here.


Due to time limitation and an inflation in the number of requests, regardless of the candidate's strength, I routinely refuse most requests to provide reference letters. This does not apply to current or past students, post-docs or co-authors of mine, for whom I am happy to provide evaluation.

Book Catalogue:

A list of books currently with me.