|1||B.Sc ||Physics Honours||1st||1994||Utkal University & Ravenshaw College||Best graduate
|2||M.Sc||Physics||1st||1996||Utkal University||Gold medalist
|3||Diploma in Advance Physics||Physics||1st||1997||Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar||L.K. Panda Fellowship
|4||PHD||Physics|| ||2002||Institute of hysics, Bhuaneswar||Best thesis in Nuclear Physics, by Indian Physics Association
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Details of CSIR Fellowship/ Associateship held, if any or from other sources/ agencies.
Significant foreign assignments:
(a) Significant contributions to science and/ or technology development by the nominee
based on the work done in India during most part of last 5 years:
His pioneering work on the phase structure of the QCD phase diagram led to the
establishment of the Quark-Gluon Plasma state (a state that existed in micro-second
old Universe), Quark-hadron transition temperature, and new observables for
disoriented chiral-condensates and critical-point signals. His contribution on first
comparison of experimental data to first principle QCD calculations was published in
Science and declared as the top ten breakthroughs in Physics for the year 2011 by
Physics World. Working from India, he is the one of the founders of a dedicated
experimental program at BNL, USA called the RHIC Beam Energy Scan program to
establish the QCD phase diagram, which he subsequently led as the deputy
spokesperson of STAR experiment. This program has so far resulted in high quality
and impact publications, including five Physical Review Letters in last two years
leading to significant understanding of the phase structure of the strong interactions.
Further he led a team of physicists that discovered the anti-hypertriton and anti-alpha
nuclei in nuclear interactions, with implications in fields of nuclear, cosmology and
astrophysics. These discoveries were reported in high impact journals of Science
(b) Impact of the contributions in the field concerned:
Dr. Bedangadas Mohanty has made several seminal contributions in the field of
high-energy heavy-ion collisions. He has been recognized for his scientific
achievements by the International community by first appointing him as the Physics
Analysis Coordinator of a Brookhaven National Laboratory based experiment and
then electing him as the Deputy Spokesperson of the STAR experiment at
Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collider (RHIC) Facility. STAR is one of the 3 ongoing
dedicated experiments on high-energy heavy-ion collisions world wide, involving
500 Scientists from 12 countries and 50 institutions. He has been nominated and
elected to the Editorial Board of the ALICE experiment at the Large Hadron Collider
Facility, CERN. He is one out of the seven members that decides on ALICE physics
publications out of a collaboration of 1200 scientists from 35 countries and 125
institutes. In addition he has been invited to deliver plenary talks at the highest
conference in the field Quark Matter maximum number of times by an Indian and in
the year 2009 to give the conference summary talk on phase transitions, critical
point and Correlations. Within India his scientific work has been recognized through
the award of prestigious DST SwarnaJayanti Award, DAE-SRC outstanding
research investigator award, INSA young scientist Medal and Associate of Indian
Academy of Sciences, Bangalore.
His scientific contributions can be categorized into four broad classes:
• Study of the phase diagram of strong interactions, one of the four basic
interactions that occur in nature. He contributed to the establishment of the phase
transition, its transition temperature a work which is published in Science 332 (2011)
1525. It was considered among the 10 best work by Physics World in the year 2011.
His work on establishing the observable for critical point search in heavy-ion
collisions published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 105 (2010) 022302 with 134 citations, is
considered as a landmark work in the field. This helped him to propose and succeed
in getting a dedicated experiment called the “Beam Energy Scan Program” at the
Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider Facility to study the phase diagram of strong
interactions. From the first data of the beam energy scan program he wrote an
experimental paper that shows the possible critical point region of QCD phase
diagram is near the beam energy of 20 GeV. This work is published in Physical
Review Letters 112 (2014) 032302 already with 60 citations. He has very
successfully led the beam energy scan physics program to publish so far 5 important
scientific papers in Physical Review Letters in the years 2013 and 2014.
• Establishing the formation of a new phase of matter, Quark Gluon Plasma in the
laboratory. A state of matter that existed in the few microsecond old Universe. In this
context, he has several seminal papers on signatures of QGP; related to observation
of strangeness enhancement in heavy-ion collisions – Phys.Lett.B 673 (2009) 183;
jet quenching effect - PRL 97 (2006) 152301; Physics Letters B 655 (2007) 104;
637 (2006) 161 and all of which are summarized in a review paper in Nucl. Phys. A
757 (2005) 102. These papers have a total citations of about 2300.
• He led a team of international scientists to the discovery of two new anti-matter
Places where work of last 5 years has been referred/ cited in Books, Reviews:
Names of the industries in which the technology (ies) has (have) been used :
The achievements already been recognised by Awards by any learned body:
The Awardee a fellow of the Indian National Science Academy/Indian Academy of Sciences/National
Academy of Sciences/Others:
The Awardee delivered invited lecture(s) in India/abroad and/or chaired any scientific
Internatiional Conference Symposium:
List of Awardee's 10 most significant publications.
List of Awardee's 5 most significant publications during the last 5 years
List of Awardee's 5 most significant publications from out of work done in India
during the last five years:
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List of papers published in Conferences /Symposia/ Seminars, etc:
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Statement regarding collaboration with scientists abroad:
The research work of Dr. Mohanty is carried out in India, however it involves necessarily
using experimental facilities aboard. He has carried out his PhD work in WA98 experiment
(CERN) and subsequent work in the STAR experiment at the Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collider
Facility (BNL,USA) and ALICE experiment at the Large Hadron Collider Facility (CERN).
These experiments involves multi-institutions, multi-country and several collaborators. The
work done by a scientist is recognized by the talks he/she delivers on the research topic at
various important conferences, corresponding author of the publication (author list in these
experiments are in alphabetic), certified by the experimental spokesperson (head) that
he/she is a primary author of the paper and positions he/she holds in the experiment. Dr.
Mohanty have collaborations across 35 countries and 124 institutes of repute. Dr. Mohanty
has held the following important positions in the experiments:
(a) STAR Experiment, Deputy Spokesperson, from year 2011 to 2014.
(b) STAR Experiment, Physics Analysis Co-ordinator, from year 2008 to 2011.
Primary responsibility is to manage the physics activities of STAR experiment at the
Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider Facility, at Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA
(http://www.star.bnl.gov/). Further to guide the various analysis being carried out and
to give new ideas and direction for future analysis projects.
(c) Convener of the STAR Physics Working Group, for years 2006-2008. Primary
responsibility is to manage the physics activities of particle spectra working group in
STAR experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider Facility, at Brookhaven
National Laboratory, USA.
(d) Member of the STAR Talks Committee, for year 2006-2008. Primary responsibility is
to advice the Sopkesperson and/or chooses a suitable candidate among themore
than 400 physicists in the STAR experiment, to present its most importantand new
results at various conferences/symposiums/meetings.
(e) ALICE-India Coordinator Light Flavour Physics Working Group (2013 and
(f) Member Editorial Board, ALICE Experiment from 2014 onwards.
The Editorial Board has 7 members out of the total collaboration of 1199 members.
The members are actually drawn from those who have wide and
comprehensive physics knowledge of the field and on whom the collaboration has
faith to lead the physics program of the experiment. The board is responsible for
refereeing and subsequent approval of all relevant ALICE publications concerning
both physical and technical aspects of the experiments as well as contributions to
proceedings and ALICE internal Notes. It has to guarantee an efficient and an
effective quality assurance concerning all ALICE publications. In short no paper from
ALICE can be published without the Editorial Board's approval.
Total number of patents granted in last five years.
Details of Books published: