FEBRUARY 26 – 28, 2018, Kolkata

Frontiers of Statistical Physics

A conference jointly organised by Indian Statistical Institute & Presidency University to celebrate 125th Birth Anniversary of Prof. Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis

Conference Poster

It is well known that Professor P.C. Mahalanobis, during his tenure as a Professor in Physics in Presidency College, Kolkata,  set up a statistical laboratory in Presidency College sometime in the 1920s. On December 17, 1931, the Indian Statistical Institute was founded as a learned society and housed in the Statistical Laboratory.  Incidentally, the Presidency College, presently known as Presidency University,  a front liner University of the country,  is celebrating its bicentenary this year. As a part of the 125th birth anniversary celebration of Prof. Mahalanobis, Indian Statistical Institute and Presidency University are planning to jointly organizing a conference on Statistical Physics during February 26 – 28, 2018.  The primary aim of this conference is to expose students and young scholars to the exciting world of Statistical Physics through a set of invited lectures by eminent researchers.

We hope you will consider joining us in these celebrations and participate in this conference.



Prof. Sanghamitra Badyopadhyay (Director, ISI)

Prof. Anuradha Lohia (Vice Chancellor, PU, Kolkata)


Prof. Bikas K. Chakrabarti (SINP, Kolkata)

Prof. Indrani Bose (Bose Inst., Kolkata)

Prof. Banasri Basu (ISI, Kolkata)

Dr. Santanu K. Maiti (ISI, Kolkata)

Dr. Dibakar Ghosh (ISI, Kolkata)

Dr. Debasish Datta (PU, Kolkata)

Dr. Rabindranath Gayen ( PU, Kolkata)

Dr. Tamoghna Das (Visiting Scientist, ISI, Kolkata)

Invited Speakers


Prof. Satya N. Majumder LPTMS, France


Prof. Ram Ramaswamy JNU


Prof. Krishnendu Sengupta IACS


Prof. S. M. Bhattacharjee IOPB


Prof. Jayanta K. Bhattacharjee IACS


Prof. Deepak Dhar IISER, Pune


Prof. Mustansir Barma TIFR


Prof. Madan Rao NCBS


Prof. Abhishek Dhar ICTS


Prof. Surajit Sengupta TCIS


General and mathematical Aspects

Out-of-equilibrium aspects

Quantum fluids and condensed matter

Disordered and glassy systems

Complex system

Biological physics

Nonlinear physics


Abstract for short contributory talks and poster presentations are invited. All communications must be through the conference web-mail: statphys18@isical.ac.in. There will be NO REGISTRATION FEE. Local hospitality will be provided to all participants. People who wishes only to participate without presenting abstract may also do so by filling up the Registration form and send it to statphys18@isical.ac.in.

Abstract Submission

  • The conference is open to all areas of Statistical Physics. The participants who are interested to present their research work in this conference are requested to submit one page abstract of not more than 300 words. Number of references, if used, should not be more than three. The abstract should include title, author(s) and affiliation(s). Please prepare a PDF file and send it to statphys18@isical.ac.in along with the filled registration form.

Registration form


Final Program

Special Dinner:   7:00 PM, February 27, ISI Guest House


Registration & submission of abstracts : January 11, 2018 (Thursday)

Notification of acceptance of the abstracts : January 25, 2018 (Thursday)