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Supratim Sengupta

Dept: Physical Sciences (DPS)
E-mail: supratim.sen [at]
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Research Interest:

Origin of Life, Evolutionary Game Theory, Bayesian Inference.

Academic Background:

  1. PhD (Physics), Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar (IOP), 2000, Thesis : Topological Defect Formation and Other Consequences of Phase Transitions in Field Theories.
  2. MSc (Physics), IIT Kharagpur, 1994
  3. BSc (Physics), Presidency College (Calcutta University), 1992


  1. Professor, IISER Kolkata (current)
  2. Associate Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University (2007 - 2011)
  3. Post-Doctoral Fellow, Dalhousie University (2005 - 2007)
  4. Post-Doctoral Fellow, McMaster University (2003 - 2005)
  5. Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Alberta (2000 - 2003)

Selected Publications:

  1. Roy, Suvam and Sengupta, Supratim. 2022."The Effect of Environment on the Evolution and Proliferation of Protocells of Increasing Complexity." Life, 12, 1227
  2. Pal, Anuran and Sengupta, Supratim. 2022."Network rewiring promotes cooperation in an aspirational learning model." Chaos, 32, 023109
  3. Roy, Suvam and Sengupta, Supratim. 2021."Evolution towards increasing complexity through functional diversification in a protocell model of the RNA world." Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 288, 9
  4. Pathak, Spandan; Verma, Prateek; Ram, Sumit K and Sengupta, Supratim. 2020."How strategy environment and wealth shape altruistic behaviour: Cooperation rules affecting wealth distribution in dynamic networks." Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 287, 1-8
  5. Roy, Suvam; Bapat, Niraja V; Derr, Julien; Rajamani, Sudha and Sengupta, Supratim. 2020." Emergence of ribozyme and tRNA-like structures from mineral-rich muddy pools on prebiotic earth." Journal of Theoretical Biology, 506, 110446

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