S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences

Under Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India


Award and Recognition

Prof. Samit K. Ray, Director, of the Centre has joined as a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal "Nanotechnology", Institute of Physics (IOP), UK.

Dr. Manik Pradhan is receiving the prestigious "WIDF-Innovation Award, 2017" from the World India Diabetes Foundation-USA for his outstanding contribution towards the development of novel biomarkers for type 1 and type 2 diabetes. His pioneering works on diabetes mellitus using breath analysis may open up a new strategy to treat the worlds' most common metabolic disorder in a more better and robust way.


Dr. Sourav Bhattacharya, student of the S N Bose Centre, awarded PhD in the year 2013 has joined in IIT Ropar as Assistant Professor.


Garlanding to the bust of Prof. Satyendra Nath Bose by the Director, Prof. Samit Kumar Ray on the occasion of 123rd birthday celebration of Prof. S. N. Bose; a man who changed the world as we know it today, with his pioneering work in the field of Quantum physics along with Albert Einstein. His truly was and will remain one of the greatest gems of our country has ever witnessed.


'Indo - US Bilateral Workshop On Physics and Chemistry of Oxides : Theory meets Experiment' was organized during 3rd - 5th January, 2017.


The interplay of charge, spin and orbital degrees of freedom in oxide materials gives rise to a plethora of exciting phenomena, which includes high temperature superconductivity, colossal magnetoresistivity, metal-insulator transition, spin crossover, interface magnetism and conductivity etc. The rapid process of both experimental & theoretical techniques and simultaneous synthesis of new oxide materials have made this field a site of many activities. However, there remains several unsolved issues in connection to,

(a) Quality of samples - materials chemistry of oxides is challenging, fabrication is less developed compared to other materials,

(b) Understanding - Is difficult due to the presence of strong electron-electron correlation, poses challenge to existing theoretical tools

(c) Susceptibility to small changes - Presence of competing ordered states, makes small changes in conditions important.

It is thus rather important to discuss the issues related to oxides using a common platform in order to open dialogue between the physicists and chemists, between experimentalists and theoreticians. Topics are as follows:

  • Charge & orbital ordering
  • Multiferroicity
  • Heterostructures
  • Correlation effect
  • Phase Transition & Magnetism

The C.K Majumdar Lectures are organized by the Centre on Tuesday, 24 th of January, 2017 at 4.00 pm as a tribute to Late Professor Chanchal Kumar Majumdar, the Founder - Director of the Centre. It is 12th C.K Majumdar Memorial Lecture at Satyendra Nath Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata. Robert Ziff, Professor of Chemical Engineering Member, Centre for the Study of Complex System, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan USA, has delivered lecture on Percolation in finite matching lattices and holes in clusters


68th Republic Day Celebrations. National Flag is hoisted by the Director, Prof. Samit Kumar Ray.


Students from Handique Girls' College, Guwahati, made educational visit to the Centre during 8th - 9th January, 2017.