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College of Arts and Sciences

Debanjan Chowdhury

Assistant Professor, Physics (begins Jan. 1, 2020)

 Debanajan Chowdhury

Academic focus: 

Theoretical condensed matter physics, quantum matter 

Current research project: 

I am currently trying to develop new theoretical approaches for studying properties of quantum materials where topology and strong interactions play a key role.

Previous positions: 

Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation Fellow, Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016-2019

Academic background: 

  • Ph.D., Physics, Harvard University, 2016
  • A.M., Physics, Harvard University, 2012
  • Integrated M.Sc., Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, 2010

Last book read: 

“The Gene” by Siddhartha Mukherjee

In your own time/when not working: 

Traveling, experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen, reading, watching thrillers on Netflix

Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching: 

Basics of Quantum Mechanics, Statistical Physics, Solid State Physics

What most excites you about Cornell: 

The opportunity to interact with brilliant students, the collaborative atmosphere for research across disciplines and the vibrant community