Bindu A. Bambah

Bindu A. Bambah (born. December 19, 1965) is an Indian physicist and works in the areas of theoretical high energy physics and dynamical systems. She has worked in various areas of physics including High Energy Physics, Group theory, History and Philosophy of Science, Dynamical systems, Black hole analogues in the lab and QGP. She has around 35 years of experience in these fields.
Early life
Bindu was born on December 19, 1956 in Amritsar, Punjab.
Bindu finished her Post Doctoral Fellowship from IISc Bangalore in 1983. She was a visiting scientist at ICTP, Trieste,Italy, till 1985. She served as a Scientist A (Lecturer) at the University of Madras during 1985-1986.From 1986-1989, she was a Scientist A (Lecturer)at the Panjab University, Chandigarh. She was the Scientific Associate, CERN, Geneva and later worked at the University of Hyderabad.
For her thesis, she worked on applying the theoretical ideas of strings and two-dimensional gauge theories to the practical problem of hadronization in jets at colliders. As a follow-up to this work, she became interested in hadronic multiplicity distributions and the breakdown of KNO scaling, which was seen at the CERN ISR in 1984 and predicted it from a fundamental dynamical theory. Since coming back to India, her aim in the next 6 years from 1986 -1992 was to get a better understanding on the nature of the QCD vacuum and the physics of strongly interacting systems. In the field of ”Multiplicity Distributions in High Energy Collisions”, with Dr. M.V. Satyanarayana in Madras, she proposed a model of multiplicity distributions in high energy collisions based on squeezed coherent states. The idea was pioneered in two papers published in 1986 and 1988. Subsequently at Hyderabad, in 1990 a microscopic theory was worked out to complete the picture. She was a member of the International Advisory Committee for the series of conferences” International Conference on Squeezed states and Uncertainty principle”. At CERN, in 1989, she had the opportunity to get hands on experience with analysis of data with the ”QCD Generators at LEP” group which surveyed, compiled and developed all QCD related software that could be of interest for LEP physics studies. Her contribution was to intermittency studies and providing an interface to the heavy quark generator Tip-Top. Her work on theoretical Studies of the Quark Gluon Plasma, addressed the problem of thermalisation and stability of this plasma. The methods from dynamical systems theory have been use for establishing the process of equilibration in the formation of QGP. In particular the integrability of Yang-Mills theories with and without the addition of matter fields and inclusion of Chern-Simons secondary characteristic classes in odd dimensions,( relevant for high temperature QCD) was examined from a Painleve point of view. A new potential for quark bound states proposed by her and collaborators in 1990-1992 based on the string model including all the quantum fluctuations is now called the BDKS(Bambah, Dharamvir, Kaur, Sharma) potential which reproduced energy level inequalities in Quarkonia data, which other models were unable to .<ref name="CV and Scientific Work"/>
Currently, she is the Joint Professor at the Centre for Women’s Studies.<ref name="Profile"/>
She has 45 publications and a few of them are as below :
* Entanglement in a Model for Hawking Radiation: An application of Quadratic Algebras (with C. Mukku, K. Sivaprasad and T.Sreecharan) Annals of Physics, appeared online 2012.
* Towards Gender equality in the Sciences: a case study of women scientists in universities Proceedings of TWOWS Fourth General Assembly and International Conference., Beijing, China page 456.
* Squeezed states and Affleck-Dine Baryogenesis (With K.V.S. Shiva Chaitanya), Phys.Rev. D78 (2008) 063525.<ref name="Profile"/>
* Topological Structures in Yang-Mills magneto-fluids ( with S.M. Mahajan and C.Mukku), arXiv:0705.3881,2007.<ref name="Profile"/>
* Polynomial Algebras: Their Representations, Coherent States and Applications to Quantum Mechanics (with V. Sunikumar and C.Mukku), International Journal of Theoretical Physics, Group Theory, and Nonlinear Optics Volume 11 Issue 4 pp. 265-284, (2008).<ref name="Profile"/>
* Baryon Asymmetry, Inflation and Squeezed States(With K.V.S ShivnChaitanya C. Mukku) Annals Phys. 322 (2007) 849-865.<ref name="Profile"/>
“Why I became a Scientist”, Published in Lilavati’s daughters: the women scientists of India. Edited by Rohini Godbole and Ram Ramaswamy. Bangalore, Indian Academy of Sciences, c2008.<ref name="Profile"/>
Awards & Honours
Bindu is an eminent physicist a few of her awards include:
* 'YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARD' UNESCO, ROSTCA, 1990.<ref name="Profile"/>
* 'P.M.S. BLACKETT Scholarship' Conf. on Challenging Problems in Physics, Erice, Italy, 1989.<ref name="Profile"/>
* 'Rhodes INLAKS FELLOWSHIP', 1978.<ref name="Profile"/>
* NATIONAL SCIENCE TALENT SCHOLARSHIP-1973 National Rank 10.<ref name="Profile"/>
* Current Science. Awarded Citation to Women Physicists for “Invaluable Contribution to Physics”, From Mother Teresa University, Kodaikanak, TN, India, March 2011.<ref name="Profile"/>
* Member, International Advisory Committee,'International Conference for Squeezed States and Uncertainty Principle' 1997, 1999, 2001<ref name="Profile"/>
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