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Research Highlights

A new mechanism of self-repairing in piezoelectric materials is discovered.

S. Bhunia, S. Chandel, S. K. Karan, S. Dey, A. Tiwari, S. Das, N. Kumar, R. Chowdhury, S. Mondal, I. Ghosh, A. Mondal, B. B. Khatua, N. Ghosh, C. M. Reddy, Science, 2021, 373, 321–327.

Hydropool mapping of the highest river in the world (Dudh Kosi, Mt. Everest).

Dasgupta, B., Ajay, A., Kumar, A., Thamban, M., & Sanyal, P. (2021). Isoscape of surface runoff in high mountain catchments: An alternate model for meteoric water characterization and its implications. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 126, e2020JD033950.

The cost of bacterial predation via Type VI Secretion System leads to predator extinction under environmental stress.

The teams of Amirul I Mallick & Dipjyoti Das combined experiments and mathematical modeling to show how bacterial predation under environmental stress can lead to predator extinction and host defence.

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The First-order Mott Transition in V2O3 has Traits of Second Order Transitions.

This work shows that the strongly hysteretic first-order phase transition in V2O3, and possibly other similar materials with long-ranged interactions, can have features usually associated with second-order transitions


Director's Message

Prof. Sourav Pal  IISER-K today has a vibrant campus with strong faculty members of repute and supportive non-teaching staff members. The students pursuing various degrees are among the best in the country and have established a commendable culture.

The Institute has a flexible academic programme and hosts state-of-the-art research facilities. Currently, it has five academic departments (Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Physical Sciences) and several centres of excellence.