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Dr Sumit Ranjan Das

  • 1998
  • Physical Sciences
  • 11/12/1955
  • Theoretical High Energy Physics
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Dr Das has made landmark contribution to string theory. He showed that for a special class of black holes a microscopic calculation in string theory reproduces not only the black hole entropy but also the exact expression for the Hawking radiation thus going a long way towards resolving the Information Paradox associated with Black Holes.

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Contact Details


  • Department of Physics & Astronomy
    University of Kenturcky, College of Arts and Sciences
    CP 361 Chemistry - Physics Building 202 Patterson Office Tower
    Lexington - 40506-0027
    KY UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • +1 859 2574686
  • das[at]pa[dot]uky[dot]edu
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