Conference on Quantum Information and Many-Body Theory

March 1- 3, 2019


The field of Quantum Information and Computation is a very active and fast growing area of research in physics and technology. The theme of the conference is "Quantum Information and Many-body Theory" which will cover the topics from the broad spectrum of quantum information, entanglement, many-body localization, quantum chaos, quantum optics, and quantum critical phenomena. The scope of the conference will include discussions on fundamental ideas and experiments of current interest in these topics as well as explore potential future problems and applications. There is a large community of Indian scientists working on the problems related to the theme of the conference. It will be very fruitful to bring them together on one platform to discuss different aspects which are complementary to one another and may help in a faster growth of the field in the country.

Invited Speakers

  • Amit Dutta, IIT Kanpur
  • Archan S Majumdar, SNBNCBS Kolkata
  • Arnab Das, IACS Kolkata
  • Arti Garg, SINP Kolkata
  • Arul Lakshminarayan, IIT Madras
  • Arun Pati, HRI Allahabad
  • C M Chandrashekar, IMSc Chennai
  • Dibyendu Roy, RRI Bangalore
  • Guruprasad Kar, ISI Kolkata
  • Krishanu Roy Chowdhary, University of Stockholm
  • Krishnendu Sengupta, IACS Kolkata

  • Manas Kulkarni, ICTS Bangalore
  • Manoranjan Kumar, SNBNCBS Kolkata
  • R. Ganesh, IMSc, Chennai
  • Santhanam, IISER Pune
  • Sibasish Ghosh, IMSc Chennai
  • Soumya Bera, IIT Bombay
  • Subhro Bhattacharjee, ICTS Bangalore
  • Ujjwal Sen, HRI Allahabad
  • V Subrahmanyam, IIT Kanpur
  • V Ravishankar, IIT Delhi
  • Victor Mukherjee, IISER Behrampur

About Us

Varanasi, situated on the banks of river Ganga, is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. It is known as the religious capital of India and is estimated to have more than 20,000 temples. Right in the midst of the city is the beautiful 1300 acre campus of Banaras Hindu University, the largest residential university in Asia. The Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU) was founded in 1919 as Banaras Engineering College (BENCO). The Institute observes its Centenary Celebrations in 2019. The Department of Physics (formerly known as the Applied Physics Section) was established in 1985. The department nurtures research in a broad spectrum of topics in physics including Solar Physics, Space & Planetary Physics, Astrophysics, Fiber Optics, Photonics, Condensed Matter Physics, Biophysics, Materials sciences, Remote Sensing, Quantum Information, and Renewable Energy.


Prof. Pramod Kumar Jain, Director, IIT (BHU) Varanasi

Organising committee

Chairman: Prof. Prabhakar Singh

Head, Department of Physics, IIT (BHU) Varanasi

Convener: Dr. Sunil K Mishra

Department of Physics, IIT (BHU) Varanasi

Convener: Dr. Arnab Sen

Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata

Co-convener: Dr. Rajeev Singh

Department of Physics, IIT (BHU) Varanasi

Secretary: Dr. Somnath Nag

Department of Physics, IIT (BHU) Varanasi

Treasurer: Dr. Bidya Binay Karak

Department of Physics, IIT (BHU) Varanasi


For Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers the registration fee is Rs. 2,000 (rupees two thousand only), which will cover the expenses of conference material, lunch and tea on all days, and conference dinner. Students and postdoctoral researchers also need to arrange their own accommodation and travel support. The deadline for Abstract submission is 15 January 2019.

Contact Us

For any queries regarding the conference participation please drop an email to -

Dr. Sunil K Mishra

Dr. Rajeev Singh

Support from the Partner Group of MPIPKS, Dresden at IACS, Kolkata, SERB DST, CSIR and BRNS is gratefully acknowledged.