Friday, May 9, 2008


Dipankar Home
Dept. of Physics
Bose Institute
(Govt. of India, Department of Science and Technology), Kolkata

Main Campus

93/1, A. P. C. Road
Kolkata - 700 009
FAX: 91-33-2350 6790

Salt Lake Campus

Center for Astro-Particle Physics
and Space Science
EN Block, Sector - V, Salt Lake
Kolkata - 700 91
Phone: 91-33-2569 3105
FAX: 91-33-2569 3127

A. Research interests:

Foundational issues of Quantum Mechanics like the Quantum Measurement Problem and Quantum Nonlocality, Connecting conceptual problems Quantum Mechanics with realizable experiments, Quantum Entanglement and Quantum Information Transfer/Processing schemes, studies on the implications of novel Quantum effects discovered using Atom/Neutron/Electron interferometry and the Quantum Optical methods.

B. Total Number of Research Publications: 92
Total Number of Citations: around 650 (until March 2008)

C. Books:

Technical Books

(a) "Conceptual Foundations of Quantum Physics - An Overview from Modern Perspectives" (Plenum Press, New York, 1997).
Foreword by Nobel Laureate Sir Anthony Leggett.

Reviews of this book have appeared in Physics Today, October 1998; The Times (London) Higher Education Supplement, 25 September 1998; Progress in Quantum Electronics Vol.22, pp.41-42 (1998); and Foundations of Physics, Vol. 31, pp. 855-857 (2001). The Reviews have been written by some of the leading experts in this field, viz. Profs. James Cushing, Alastair Rae, Peter Landsberg and Daniel Greenberger respectively.

(b) "Einstein’s Struggles with Quantum Theory: A Reappraisal" (Springer, New York, 2007), with Andrew Whitaker (Queen's University, Belfast).
Foreword by Sir Roger Penrose.
Review of this book has appeared in Physics Today, May 2008. The appreciative review has been written by Tilman Sauer of the California Institute of Technology, US.

Popular Book

"Riddles in your Teacup - Fun with Everyday Scientific Puzzles" , Institute of Physics Publishing (1994), Bristol, UK, and distributed in India by Rupa; with P. Ghose.
Foreword by Paul Davies.

Translations in Japanese, Italian and Turkish, apart from being translated into several Indian languages (Bengali, Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Malayalam), published by the National Book Trust, Delhi.

D. Awards/Recognitions Received:

2002 Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship
2001 Darshan Vigyan Samman
1995 B. M. Birla Science Prize
1995 Associate Membership of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy
1993 Homi Bhabha Fellowship
1990 Commission of the European Community Fellowship
1987 Associateship of the Indian Academy of Sciences
1986 Indian National Science Academy Medal for Young Scientists


S.Ray said...


Our respects for championing the cause of Indian Science

Anupal Basu said...

It gratifies me a lot when i feel that a scientist like DR.Dipankar Home hail from the same hometown I do.It is a great honour of mine to leave a comment for you.

Tapan Home said...

Hello Bappa da

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Well done bappa da you are also one of the JEWEL in our Home family's Crown.....Keep it up..My self ...Kanchan (Tapan Home) of Delhi . Now live in Calcutta near Ultadanga opposite of Bose Institute(Bosu bigyan Mandir)..9830751123....keep in touch