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Anwesha Chattopadhyay

Name: Anwesha Chattopadhyay

Area of Research: Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

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Education and Employment: 

Faculty (2022-present): RKMVERI

National Post Doctoral Fellow (NPDF) and Research Associate-I (2021-2022) : Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science

PhD (2016-2021): Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata

M. Sc. (2014-2016) : RKMVERI

Junior Scholar (2013) : Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai

B. Sc. (2010-2013): Jadavpur University


  • Best Post M.Sc. Student (Theoretical Physics) award and A P Patra Memorial Award (2017), Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, India.
  • Gold medal and topper’s prize for standing 1st in M.Sc. examination (2016), Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute, Howrah, India.
  • Awarded Department of Science and Technology (DST) INSPIRE scholarship during 2010-13.

Some significant Publications

  • Interplay of mass imbalance and frustration in correlated band insulators Anwesha Chattopadhyay, Phys. Rev. B 103, 045125 (2021)
  • Unconventional superconductivity in a strongly correlated band-insulator without doping Anwesha Chattopadhyay, H. R. Krishnamurthy, and Arti Garg, SciPost Phys. Core 4, 009 (2021)
  • Phase diagram of the half-filled ionic Hubbard model in the limit of strong correlations
  • Anwesha Chattopadhyay, Soumen Bag, H. R. Krishnamurthy, and Arti Garg, Phys. Rev. B 99, 155127 (2019)
  • Gutzwiller projection for exclusion of holes: Application to strongly correlated ionic Hubbard model and binary alloys
    Anwesha Chattopadhyay and Arti Garg, Phys. Rev. B 97, 245114 (2018)

Research Interests

I am predominantly interested in the physics of strong correlation. I deal with the Hubbard model and it’s simple extensions like ionic Hubbard model where as a result of competing insulating tendencies, exotic phases like unconventional superconducting phases emerge. I have expertise in developing formalism for treating strong correlations in presence of inhomogeneities. I have worked with mass imbalanced models where magnetically ordered exotic rare phases like ferrimagnetic metal, spin imbalanced ferromagnetic metal emerge. Presently, I am interested in the physics of constrained models (similar to PXP model) in two dimensions which show strong Hilbert space fragmentation. I am also interested in the physics of superconducting hybrid structures.