A tribute to Professor Satyendra Nath Bose on his 125th birth anniversary

International Workshop on Bose-Einstein Condensation and related phenomena (IWBECRP)

26-28th March, 2018

Silver Jubilee Hall, S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences



Professor Satyendranath Bose was a pioneer theoretical physicist who is well known internationally for his revolutionary idea of quantum statistical mechanics in the form of Bose Statistics for photons, quanta of electromagnetic radiation in 1924. Later this theoretical idea was extended to condensed matter systems through collaboration between S.N. Bose and Albert Einstein. This very novel concept leads to prediction of Bose-Einstein Condensation (BEC) phenomenon for particles with integral spins. The experimental verification of this idea was realized almost 70 years after the theoretical proposal, in dilute atomic gas systems at low temperature. In the last two decades, this has further led to many emerging areas in condensed matter physics like Bose-Einstein Condensation of atomic and molecular gases, superconducting pairing in the crossover regime between momentum space to real space, superfluidity and physics of cold atoms etc. These have become some of the major areas of current research in condensed matter physics with a lot of activities in the form of experimental, theoretical and computational efforts. Furthermore, this intense research has led to several Nobel prizes.

On the occasion of the 125th birth anniversary of Professor S. N. Bose, our Centre is organizing a three-day International Workshop on BEC and related phenomena at S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata during 26-28 March 2018. The purpose of this event is to bring together eminent scientists, young researchers and students who have been working in various aspects of the above mentioned research areas. The choice of the subjects and problems to be covered in the workshop reflects the multidisciplinary approach to understand various collective phenomena, in general and in low dimensions in particular, whose complete theoretical understanding are still lacking. This makes the proposed workshop highly relevant as this gathering would encourage collaboration among researchers belonging to different expertise, binding together theoretical, computational and experimental scientists.