Dr Bipasha Chakraborty is a theoretical particle physicist, a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow and a lecturer in the High Energy Physics group at the University of Southampton. Her research involves large-scale High Performance Computation known as lattice QCD in various areas of flavour Physics and hadronic physics for the precision tests of the Standard Model of particle physics, and understanding the theory of the strong force known as Quantum Chromodynamics. She is one of the first few researchers in the UK to apply Quantum Computation to Quantum Field Theories for high energy physics and has won the Joseph-Fourier Prize in 2022.
Dr Chakraborty is accepting PhD students, please get in touch with her at B.Chakraborty@soton.ac.uk if you are interested in exploring research opportunities.
- Theoretical particle physics;
- Lattice QCD;
- Flavour physics & precision tests of the Standard Model;
- Hadron spectroscopy and interactions;
- Hadron structure;
I study Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) - theory of the strong nuclear force, one of the four fundamental forces. My goal is to understand, from first principles QCD, how the strong force binds the fundamental particles - quarks and gluons into hadrons e.g. protons, neutrons, forming most of the visible mass of the universe. Progress in this extremely challenging area is only possible through high-precision numerical Monte-Carlo simulations - lattice QCD (LQCD).
Recently, I have started, and am currently expanding, an exciting new research direction at the interface of fundamental physics and futuristic computational sciences – “Quantum Computation of Quantum Field Theories”. I have co-developed a novel formalism for digital quantum computation of Quantum Electrodynamics - one of the first developments in this area in the UK.
I am keenly interested in academic teaching and in STEM outreach. I am currently teaching labs for PHYS1201 Physics Skills - Programming and Data Analysis. I have also recently given the NExT PhD school lectures on "Lattice QCD, Electro-weak theory and Quantum Computation".
- Joseph Fourier Prize (2022)