Sudhakar Panda did his PhD from the Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar in 1988 and his postdoctoral research work at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai (1988-1990), I.C.T.P, Trieste, Italy (1190-1992) and University of Groningen, The Netherlands (1992-93). He joined as faculty at the HRI Allahabad in 1993 and held the position of Dean of Administration from 2009 to 2014. After that, he was appointed as the Director, Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar, which he currently holds. His current research interests are in the areas of String theory, Cosmology, Finite Temperature Field Theory, Conformal Field Theory, Gravity and Supergravity, and Neutrino Physics. He is a fellow of all the academies of sciences in India. His work is documented in over 85+ international publications and he has delivered 100+ seminars and lectures. He held visiting scientist positions at MIT, Cambridge, USA; Harvard University, Boston, USA; University of Rochester, USA; ICTP, Trieste, Italy; Max-Planck Institute, Germany and Nagoya University, Japan.
Prof. S. Panda, Director,
National Institute of Science Education and Research,
Jatni, PO: Bhimpur-Padanpur,
Pin: 752050, Odisha, India
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