Prof. Rajaraman

Prof. R. RAJARAMAN
Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Physics
School of Physical Sciences
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi 110067 
and
Co-Chairman, International Panel on Fissile Materials
( http://www.fissilematerials.org )

Phones : (office) 26704785,  (Cell) 9818160651
                 (Res) 2612 3485
email: doug0700@mail.jnu.ac.in
            doug1968@hotmail.com
            prof_rajaraman@yahoo.com

Website: www.jnu.ac.in/faculty/rajaraman/

(updated December, 2013)


Research Interests

Theoretical Physics :
High Energy Physics, Nuclear theory, Quantum Field Theory,
Soliton physics, Statistical Mechanics and Quantum Hall systems

Public Policy:
Nuclear Disarmament, Civilian Nuclear Energy,
Higher Education and Science Policy

Education :

B.Sc. (Hons): St. Stephens College, Delhi University (1958)
Ph.D.: Cornell University, U.S.A.    (Jan 1963)
         Thesis Guide:  Nobel Laureate      Prof. Hans A. Bethe

Date of Birth : 11 March 1939

Past Positions held:

  1. Research Associate, Cornell University, ( 1963-1964)

  2. Assistant Professor, Cornell University, USA (1964-1965)

  3. Assistant Professor, University of S. California, (1965-1967)

  4. Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA (1967-1969)

  5. Reader, Delhi University, India (1969-1976)

  6. Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA (1973-1975)
    (a second stay, on leave from Delhi University)

  7. Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (1976 - 1993)

  8. MSIL Endowed Chair, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, (1991-93)

  9. Professor of Theoretical Physics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (1993- 2004)

Some Visiting positions on leave from India

  1. Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA. 1973-75 (leave from D.U.)

  2. Visiting Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (U.S.A.) (Sept- Oct 1979)

  3. Visiting Scientist, Harvard University, (U.S.A.) (November - December 1979)

  4. Visiting Professor, University of California, Berkeley, (U.S.A.) (1974 summer)

  5. Visiting Professor, Stanford University, (U.S.A.) (Entire Spring semester, 1985)

  6. Visiting Scientist, M.I.T. and Harvard University, (U.S.A) (Entire Fall semester 1984-1985)

  7. CERN Associate, European Center for Nuclear Research , Geneva, (June-Dec, 1985)

  8. University of Melbourne (Leverhulme Fellow, 1973, Visiting Professor 1981 and 1989

  9. Visiting Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana, (U.S.A.), Full academic year 1992-93.

  10. Visiting Scientist, Fermi National Accelerator Lab, U.S.A. (June- Aug 1993)

  11. Senior Associate of the International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy
    ( 3 successive terms, by invitation. 1979-83, 1984-88, 1989-93)

  12. Visiting Research Scholar , Princeton University, USA
    May-July 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, June-July 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009

Awards and Recognitions

  1. The 2014 Leo Szilard Award, American Physical Society, (announced)

  2. Elected Co-chair of the International Panel on Fissile Materials (2007- present)

  3. Elected Member of the Asia Pacific Leadership Network (2012- present)

  4. Member of the Council of the Pugwash Conference on Science & World Affairs (2013-2018)

  5. Vice President, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi (2010- 2012)

  6. Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Physics (1983)

  7. S.N.Bose Medal of the Indian National Science Academy (1995)

  8. Awarded the van der Waals Chair of visiting professorship , University of Amsterdam,
    The Netherlands, 2001. Could not accept because of schedule conflict with JNU work.

  9. Dr. G.P. Chatterjee Memorial Award of the Indian National Science Academy (1989)

  10. Fellow, Indian Academy of Science (since 1978)

  11. Fellow, Indian National Science Academy (since 1985)

  12. M.S.I.L. Endowed Chair, Indian Instt. of Science, (1991-1993)

Administrative/Organisational Positions

         Current:

  1. Member, Board of Governors, Centre for Developing Societies, New Delhi

  2. Founding Member and Co –Chair, International Panel on Fissile Materials

  3. Member of the Council of the Pugwash Conference on Science & World Affairs
    (2013- 2018)

  4. Member, Science and Security Board, The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, U.S.A.

  5. Member, NTI Verification Pilot Project, Nuclear Threat Initiative, Washington DC

  6. Member Asia Pacific Leadership Network (Headquarters: Canberra, Australia)

  7. Member, Board of Editors, “Science and Global Security”,
    (Taylor & Francis publishers, USA)

  8. Member, Permanent Monitoring Panel -- Mitigation of Terrorist Acts,
    World Federation of Scientists, Erice, Italy

    Past:

  1. Vice President, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi (2010-2012)

  2. Member ,World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Nuclear, Biological & Chemical Weapons, 2012-14

  3. Member of Executive Committee, Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi

  4. Member Academic Council, Tata institute for Fundamental Research, Mumbai

  5. Member, International Panel of Experts, NTI-Index of Nuclear Materials Security 2011

  6. Council Member , Indian National Science Academy (2004-06)

  7. Editor, PRAMANA - Indian Journal of Physics (1989-1992)

  8. Member Sectional Committee in Physics, Indian Academy of Sciences 1988

  9. Member Sectional Committee in Physics, Indian National Science Academy
    1988-90, 2007

  10. Chairman, Centre for Theoretical Studies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
    ( 1979 to 1981)

  11. Convener, Institute Theoretical Physics Programme, Indian Institute of
    Science, Bangalore (November 1981 to September 1984; 1986-1990)

  12. Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Modern Physics,
    World Scientific Publishing Co, Singapore (1986-1989)

  13. Member, The Pylee Committee on Unit Costs of Higher Education
    ( The University Grants Commission of India)

  14. Member of the Court, NEHU University, Shillong

  15. Member of the Court, Manipur University

  16. Member of the Council of the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and
    Astrophysics, Pune , India (2003,2004)

  17. Executive Council Member , Indian Social Science Academy

(Committee memberships within my home institutions and selection committees at various universities not listed)

Recent Invitations to  lecture / chair sessions at international conferences

  1. Meeting of Asia pacific Leadership Network Members, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 11-13 October 2013.

  2. Nuclear Threat Initiative Verification Pilot Project Meeting, Las Vegas, USA October 7-10, 2013

  3. Invited to spend a week at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratories, address and meet with several research groups and deliver two lectures Seattle-Richland, Washington , USA , June 17-20, 2013

  4. Invited to give a talk at the Third Professional meeting of the Union of Concerned Scientists, at Rome, Italy July 27-28 , 2013

  5. Chair the opening session of the Annual meeting of the International Panel on Fissile Materials, at Chatham House, St James's Square, London, on March 20-24, 2013

  6. Invited Lecture at the Global Leaders Forum of the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington D.C., on “Indo-US Nuclear Energy Cooperation: Has it lost momentum after the 2008 Nuclear Deal?” on March 1st 2013

  7. Nuclear Threat Initiative Verification Pilot Project Meeting, Washington DC, February 26 – 28, 2013

  8. World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council Summit , on 12-14 November 2012 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

  9. Invited to chair a session and lecture at The 13th PIIC Beijing Seminar on International Security, Beijing, China, October 31 - November 3, 2012

  10. Attended by invitation the meeting of the Asia-Pacific Leadership Network (APLN) Singapore, September 11-13, 2012

  11. Invited to the Ottawa Dialogue Summer Plenary Copenhagen, Denmark, 18-19 June 2012

  12. Invited to moderate the First Session on  "Nuclear Terrorism and Nuclear Security Status" at the 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Symposium  in, S. Korea on March 23, 2012.

  13. Invited to speak at the conference on  Nuclear Security and the Korean Peninsula at Seoul National University, S. Korea on March 22, 2012

  14. Invited to speak at the Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference  in Busan , S. Korea on March 20, 2012

  15. Invited to give talk at the International Symposium on HEU Minimization  at Vienna,  23 – 25 January 2012

  16. Invited to give the Lunchtime talk on the “Continuing Nuclearisation of South Asia” at 3rd Annual Doomsday Clock Symposium at Washington, D.C. January 9 - 10, 2012

  17. Invited to participate in the Plenary Session of the Ottawa Dialogue, at Copenhagen on 12-13, December 2011

  18. Invited to chair the first session and talk in the session on Country perspectives on FMCT at the IPFM Annual Meeting, at Princeton, USA, 17-20, Nov. 2011

  19. Invited to give a talk at the IFANS-KINAC-FMWG Conference on“The 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit and  Next Generation Nuclear    
    Security” at Seoul on   November 2, 2011

  20. Participated in the Second International Expert Panel meeting on Benchmarking  Nuclear Security at Washington, D.C,USA  on July 25, 2011

  21. Invited by the Honorable George Shultz, former US Secretary of State  for a special plenary meeting of the Ottawa Dialogue, held at the Hoover Institution in Stanford, California, USA  on July 6-8, 2011,

  22. Invited to participate in the Plenary Meeting of the Ottawa Dialogue at Istanbul, Turkey , 26-27  March, 2011

  23. Invited to participate as expert in the International Expert Panel meeting for Benchmarking Nuclear Security Index at London on March 14-15, 2011

  24. Invited to give talk at the Tri-lateral Dialogue between India, China and Pakistan at Bangkok, Thailand on 29-30, January 2011

  25. Invited to talk at the meeting on Avenues for Cooperation on Nuclear and Radiological Security International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), at London on 21 January,  2011

  26. Invited to give two lectures at the ISODARCO Winter Course on  “International School on Disarmament and Research on Conflicts”  held at    Andalo  (Italy) during 9-16, January, 2011

  27. Invited to participate and give a presentation on Fissile Materials at the Plenary Meeting of the Ottawa Dialogue, Bangkok, 12-13 December.  2010

  28. Invited to participate in the conference on “The Future for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament”  organized by the Ditchley Foundation, Ditchley Park, U.K. , on 2-4 December 2010

  29. Invited to participate in the FMCT and Strategic Stability subgroups of the Ottawa Dialogue, Dubai , November 7-9, 2010

  30. Invited to give a talk at the conference Next Generation Nuclear Security: Meeting the Global Challenge, organized by the Fissile Materials Working Group (FMWG). Washington D.C on April 12, 2010

  31. Chair a session, give a talk and participate in The Tokyo IPFM meeting 2010, at Tokyo March 17-20, 2010

  32. Invited to give a talk at the ‘2010 Moscow Non-Proliferation Conference” organized by the Center for Energy and Security Studies, at Moscow  March 4-6, 2010

  33. Invited to participate and give a talk at the 2010 Doomsday Clock Symposium and Announcement, New York , January 13-14, 2010

  34. Invited talk on “Disarmament -- Prospects and Challenges in S. Asia” at the Ottawa Dialogue “Nuclear Stability in South Asia, Bangkok 11-14, 2009

  35. Invited to participate and give a presentation on CBMs at the Pugwash meeting on “Strengthening the International Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime: Ensuring a Successful NPT Review Conference in 2010” Beijing, China, 20-21 November 2009

  36. Invited to Participate and gave a presentation on S Asia at the Meeting to set the Doomsday Clock of the Science and Bulletin meeting, Washington DC, 5-6 ,November 2009

  37. Invited to participate and make a presentation at the IPFM Washington, DC Meeting, 16-18 October 2009

  38. Invited Talk on “Indian Response to the Prospect of WMD Terrorism” at the Permanent Monitoring Panel on Mitigating Terrorism Erice, August 24-25, 2009 

  39. Invited to give a talk and chair a session at the 11th PIIC Beijing Seminar on International Security, 26-31 October 2008  at Qingdao, China

  40. IPFM presentation on FMCT at International Atomic Energy Agency Sep 30-Oct1, 2008 at Vienna

  41. Meeting of the Permanent Monitoring Panel -- Mitigation of Terrorist Acts, World Federation of Scientists, May 26-29, 2008, at Erice, Italy

  42. Invited to participate and give a talk at the meeting on “A  New Nuclear World Order: Asian Perspectives” Organised by Brookings Institution and the Center on Asia and Globalisation at the  Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, March 6-7, 2008 at Singapore.

  43. Invited to be a discussant at the conference on “Achieving the Vision of a World Free of Nuclear Weapons”, organized by the Norwegian Foreign Ministry, Oslo, Norway, February 26-27, 2008

  44. Gave a presentation on “Introduction to IPFM and Its Activities” at the   Royal Society of London, U.K.,  October 11, 2007

  45. Invited to give a talk at the conference “Revitalizing Nuclear Disarmament”on  the occasion of the The 50th Anniversary of the Pugwash Conferences, Pugwash, Nova Scotia, 5-7 July, 2007

  46. Invited to give a talk on the Indo-US Nuclear Deal at the conference on “Canadian Policy on Nuclear  Cooperation with India”,  Simons Centre for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation   Research, Ottawa,  March 2007

  47. Invited to deliver a public lecture on “Prospects for Disarmament in S. Asia and the Into-US nuclear Deal” at the University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, November 30, 2006

  48. Invited to summarise the “The Indo-US Nuclear Agreement” at the 55th Pugwash   Conference on Science and World Affairs Cairo, Egypt, 11-15, November 2006

  49. Invited to deliver a talk at the International Workshop on “Cooperative Stability in   South Asia: Different Roles for Different Players”, Oct 2, 2006 at Como, Italy  

  50. Invited to make a presentation, on “FMCT and Disarmament” at the Conference of   the Middle Powers Initiative, September 27, 2006,  Ottawa, Canada

  51. Invited to talk about “The Indo-US Nuclear Deal”,  at the Ettore Majorana Institute,  Erice , Italy   August 19-15, 2006

  52. Invited to address the Conference on Disarmament, Geneva, on “Fissile Materials  and Arms Control”, Geneva,   May  16, 2006

  53. Participated by invitation at the International exploratory workshop on  IPFM   in Washington, DC, April 6-8, 2005

  54. Invited to deliver a talk at the International Workshop on “Cooperative Stability in  South Asia: Different Roles for Different Players” , at Como, Italy,  Sept 26, 2005

  55. Invited to participate and chair a  session at  The 9th PIIC Beijing Seminar on International Security  Nanjing, China 12-15 October, 2004.

  56. Invited to summarise the “Prospects of Disarmament in S. Asia” at the 54th Pugwash   Conference on Science and World Affairs,  Seoul, South Korea, 4-9 October 2004

  57. Invited to participate and make   give a lecture at the  International Workshop and      Round   Table on Security Issues and Economic Co-operative    Dimension in South Asia: Towards a Regional Stability. September 27, 2004, at Como, Italy

  58. Invited to participate and give a talk at the  RANSAC Workshop on Expanding Threat Reduction  July 27,  2004Washington D.C

  59. Invited to participate and make  a presentation at the second Pugwash Workshop on  South   Asian Security, May15-18, 2003. Geneva, Switzerland

  60. Invited to organise and chair the session on South Asia at the   1st International Professional Meeting of Independent Technical Security Analysts, July 23-24, 2002,  Chicago

  61. Invited to participate and make a  presentation at the Pugwash Workshop on South    Asian Security ,   1-3 November 2002  ,  Geneva

  62. Delivered the opening Plenary lecture and also chaired a session at the  International Conference on “Geometry,  Integrability  and  Non-Linearity”  organised by Los Alamos Labs, USA,     ICTP, Italy   and The Bulgarian Academy  of Sciences July 15 th to 20th , 2001,  Bansko,  Bulgaria

  63. Chaired a session at the Second International Workshop on  "Charge, Flux,      Topology and Statistics" June  25-30, 2001, University of Amsterdam  , Holland

  64. Invited to   lecture  at the International Summer  Symposium on   Science and World Affairs , July 20- 30 ,2001. The Eurpean Academy at Berlin

  65. Invited to lecture at the conference on "Quantum Unspeakables" at the Erwin   Schrodinger    Institute for   Theoretical Physics  ).  

  66. This was a limited invitation meeting to honour the memory of the eminent theorist JS Bell. November 10 -14, 2000,   Vienna 

  67. Invited to visit Cambridge University, U.K. as the guest of the Master of St. Johns  College and  lecture on Fractional Quantum   Hall Effect at the Dept of  Applied Mathematics and Theoretical  Physics. (July 4-11, 1999)

  68. Invited to give a lecture and  chair a session at the First International Workshop on "Charge, Flux,  Topology and Statistics" at the University of Amsterdam  (July 16-30, 1999)

  69. Invited to participate and chair the concluding session in the International Conference on "Disorder and Interactions in Quantum Hall and Mesoscopic  Systems"  at the Institute for Theoretical Physics , University of California,   August 1998,  Santa  Barbara, U.S.A.

Publications

A. Books and Monographs

  1. a. “Solitons and Instantons” a single-author book, Published by Elsevier North Holland Co (Two editions 1982 and 1987)

    b. Russian translation of above by Soviet Press MIR (1987)

  2. “India’s Nuclear Energy Programme : Future Plans, Prospects and Concerns”
    Editor, published by the Indian National Science Academy and Academic Foundation, 2013

  3. “Some Non-Perturbative Semi-classical Methods in Quantum Field Theory”
    A Monograph, Physics Reports 21.4 (1975) The entire issue.

  4. Contributed, by invitation, chapters to about 10 books over the years reviewing frontier
    areas of the time, published by North Holland, Plenum Press, John Wiley and others.


    [ Full details of these books and journal articles are given below]


B. Articles

This list consists of two parts:

The first part consisting of about 64 publications lists technical articles, policy articles and Op-eds, on nuclear and educational policy.

The second part lists about 120 research articles in pure Theoretical Physics spanning Elementary Particle Physics , Nuclear Theory, Quantum Field Theory, Soliton Theory, Condensed Matter Physics and Statistical Mechanics.

B1. Nuclear and Educational policy

  1. “Deterrence at Stake” Oped in the edit page of the Times of India, Sept,20, 2013

  2. Three essays for the “Roundtable on Nuclear Disarmament” The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, Sept to November, 2012

  3. “Fukushima : An Industrial Disaster but not a Nuclear Apocalypse” The Bulletin Of Atomic Scientists, March 30, 2011

  4. “The Saga of the Civilian Nuclear Deal: How the 123 Agreement Came into Being” Tehelka Magazine, November 13, 2010 issue, pp. 32-33

  5. “A Slow but Necessary Ascent” The Hindu, Oped in Edit pages, March 26, 2012

  6. “ Defusing the threat of grave Dirty Bomb hype” Article in The Asian Age,  Dec 20, 2011. Reprinted in the Deccan Herald

  7. ‘Defuse the Koodangulam stir at the Earliest “ Q&A session published in The Asian Age, November 15, 2011

  8. “Confronting Fears of Radioactivity” Oped in the Edit Pages, The Hindu, April 9, 2011

  9. “Terrorism in India and the State Response” Report as panelist on  the Permanent Monitoring Panel on Mitigation of Terrorist Acts,  43rd Session of the Erice international seminars on Planetary Emergencies,  Erice 19 - 25 August 2010

  10. “Keep On Talking” The Edit Page , The Times of India, July 22, 2010

  11. “India & the Nuclear Security Summit” The Edit Page , The HINDU, April 12, 2010

  12. “India’s Arms Control Quandary”, Invited article, The Bulletin of  Atomic Scientists,  March-April issue , pp. 27-36,  (2010)

  13. “Prospects for a Fissile Materials Treaty and its Implications for India,  in  India and Global Nuclear Disarmament, Ed V.R. Raghavan,  Macmillan  Publishers India Ltd. ( 2010 )

  14. “The fizzle doesn’t really matter”The Edit Page, The Hindu, Sep 16, 2009

  15.  “India and Nuclear Disarmament” With Zia Mian and  M. V. Ramana, 20 July 2009 In “Reducing and Eliminating Nuclear Weapons: Country Perspectives on Fissile Materials and Nuclear Disarmament” A Companion Volume to Global Fissile Material Report 2009

  16. “Exploring Uranium Resource Constraints on Fissile Material Production in Pakistan” With Zia Mian and A.H.Nayyar,  Science and Global Security ,   vol 17, nos.2 and3, pp77-109,  Gordon and  Breach (U.K.) (in print 2009)

  17. “Obama’a Prague Spring” Edit page,  The Times of India   1st May, 2009

  18. “Implications of the Indo-US Nuclear Deal for India’s Energy and Military Programs” in Indo-US Nuclear Deal  Ed: P.R. Chari , Routledge, New Delhi,        2009, pp. 123-142

  19. “Prepare for cut-off” Edit page,    The Times of India    23rd February 2009

  20. “Towards a zero-nuclear weapon world”  The Edit Page, The HINDU,  Saturday, Jan 03, 2009

  21. “Nuclear Fallout” Defense and Security of India, Vol 1, issue 3, pp42-47, 2008

  22. “Implications of India joining the nuclear club”  Economic Times, 16 Sep, 2008

  23. “Nuclear deal’s benefits will flow from the choices we make hereafter” Invited Oped in Mail Today,  September 11, 2008

  24. India and the FMCT”  Country Perspectives on the Challenges to a Fissile materials (Cutoff) Treaty
       An IPFM Report September 2008, www.fissilematerials.com

  25. “Estimates of India’s Fissile Material Stocks” Science and Global Security , vol.16, no.3, pp74-87  (2008)
      Gordon and  Breach (U.K.) 

  26. “A Nuclear Weapon Free World—A New Promise? Commentary in Pugwash Online ,   March 17, 2008,
          (http://www.pugwash.org/reports/nw/rajaraman-commentary.htm)

  27. “Get Rid of Nuclear Arms” The Times of India ,   Leader article on Editorial page, March 5, 2008

  28. “Is our technological manpower keeping pace?” The Hindu , Edit page, December 4, 2007  

  29.  “The 123 Agreement in Perspective” in  “Course Manual for GOI Officials”, Institute for Peace and Conflict  Studies, 2007

  30. “The India-US Nuclear Deal: The perspective of a non governmental scientist” in “Canadian Policy on Nuclear Cooperation with India”,  Ed: Sasikumar and  Huntley; Simons Centre for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Research  2007.  ISBN 978-1-4303-0811-9

  31. “ Plutonium Production in India and the US-India Nuclear Deal”, with Zia Mian, A.H.Nayyar, and M.V. Ramana   in “Gauging U.S.-India Strategic  Cooperation”, Henry Sokolsky Ed; Strategic Studies Instt., (2007) ISBN 1- 58487-284-5, 2007

  32. "The Basics of Nuclear Reactor, Weapons and their fuel” in  “Course Manual for GOI Officials”, Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, 2007

  33. "A Fruitless Venture” The Hindustan Times, Edit page, April 30, 2007

  34. "So, What is the Big Deal?” The Hindustan Times, Edit page, Nov 21, 2006

  35. "Rescue Nuclear Disarmament from the Backburner”, The Hindu,  Edit Page, November 13, 2006

  36. "Fissile materials in South Asia and the implications of the U.S.-India nuclear Deal”,  with Zia Mian, A.H.Nayyar, and M.V. Ramana  Science and Global Security, Vol. 14, nos.2 and 3, (2006). Gordon and  Breach (U.K.) publishers

  37. "Fallout from Nuclear Deal”, The Economic and Political Weekly,  pp 3351,August 5, 2006

  38. "Who’s Afraid of the Nuke Deal?”, Indian Express , Edit  Page, February 14, 2006

  39. "Split the Atomic”, The Hindustan Times,  Edit Page , November 22, 2005

  40. "Nurturing the Indo-US Agreement” in “ The Debate on Indo-US Nuclear Cooperation” , published for Delhi  Policy Group by Bibiophile South Asia , New Delhi, 2005

  41. "India-U.S. deal and the Nuclear Ceiling” The Hindu, Edit page, September 10, 2005

  42. "Sixty Years Without Nuclear War” , with  Zia Mian, and Frank von Hippel Foreign Policy in Focus,  August 22, 2005

  43. "Cap the Nuclear Arsenal Now” The Hindu, Edit Page, 25th Jan 2005

  44. "Potential Ground Zero” The Hindustan Times, Editorial page, 11th Jan. 2005

  45. "Nuclear Civil Defense in South Asia: Is it Feasible?” with Zia Mian and A.H . NayyarThe Economic and Political Weekly, Vol.XXXIX, nos 46 and 47, pp 5017-5026,   November 20, 2004

  46. "Reducing Nuclear Risk “,   with M. V. Ramana The Hindu, Editorial page,   June 4, 2004

  47. "When Early Warning is No Warning “,   with Zia Mian  &  M.V. Ramana The Hindu, Editorial page,   July 2, 2004

  48. "Steps for Nuclear Talks”, with Zia Mian, A H Nayyar and M V Ramana The News, Islamabad,  Friday, 2 July 2004

  49. "Nuclear Early Warning in South Asia -- Problems and Issues “ with Zia Mian and M.V. Ramana Special Article, The Economic and Political Weekly,  January 17, 2004

  50. "Early Warning in South Asia – Constraints and Implications “ with Zia Mian and M.V. Ramana Science and Global Security, Vol. 11, pp 109-150,  2003

  51. "Nuclear posture” The Hindu, Editorial page,  February 7, 2003

  52. Book Review  of “In The Shadow of The Bomb – Bethe, Oppenheimer and  the Moral Responsibility of the Scientist " by S. S. Schweber, Current Science, Vol.83, No.1, 74-75, (2002).

  53. "Possession and Deployment of Nuclear Weapons in South Asia – An  Assessment of Risks”  with Zia Mian and M.V.Ramana The Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XXXVII,  no.25, pp2459-2466, (2002)

  54. " Nuclear Role Models” With  Zia Mian  and Frank von Hippel Oped in The Wahington Post, Tuesday, August 6, 2002; Page A15

  55. " Ban Battlefield Nuclear Weapons “ THE HINDU , Editorial page,  22nd April, 2002.

  56. " Yet Another Nuclear danger “,  with Zia Mian and M.V.Ramana FRONTLINE magazine, August 17, 2001

  57. "Delay Deployment : Towards nuclear Risk Reduction" The Times of India , Editorial Page, October 1st, 1999.

  58. "Privatising Academia" The Times of India, Editorial page, September 5th, 1995.

  59. "On our Nuclear Energy Debate' Bulletin of Sciences Vol.4 No.2, pages 10-12, (1988).

  60. There is no Real Debate on Our Nuclear Programme`The Times of India, Editorial page , 28 April 1988 (Delhi Edition);

  61. "Higher Education: To set the House in Order” The Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. VII, No.10 , pp 554-557, (1972).

  62. "The Ritual of Higher Education” Sunday World , The Hindustan Times , Page 1 (Dec. 5, 1971).    

  63. "Faculty and Departmental Organisation: Structural Changes” Management and Organisation of Indian Universities, Transactions, Volume 19, page 109, (1971).   

  64. "The Unclear Nuclear Debate” The Illustrated Weekly of India,     July 12,  (1970)


B2. List of Physics Publications
  1. `Three-Nucleon Clusters in Nuclear Matter'
    Phys. Rev. 129, 265 (1963).

  2. `The Three-Body Effect in Nuclear Matter to All Orders in Perturbation'
    Phys.Rev., 131, 1244 (1963).

  3. `Overlapping Channels and Multichannel Phenomenon' (With L.Susskind) Nuovo Cimento,
    Series X, Vol. 38, 1201 (1965).

  4. `Magnetic Moments of the 3/2 Decuplet from the Algebra of Current Components'
    Phys. Rev. 145, 1164 (1966).

  5. `Omega minus Decay Modes'
    Phys. Letters 22, 102 (1966).

  6. `The Effect and Treatment of Long Range Forces in the Theory of Nuclear Matter'
    Phys. Rev. 155, 1105 (1967).

  7. `The Three-Body Problem in Nuclear Matter' (With Hans A.Bethe)
    Rev. Mod. Phys. 39, 745 (1967).

  8. `Mass and Inertia' Encyclopedia of Physics,
    Rheinhold Publishing Co.
    (New York) (1967).

  9. `Irreducible Tensors in SU(n) and Related groups' Cornell University LNS preprint LNS 65/4 (1965).

  10. `Bakward Compton Scattering Sum Rule and the pi ---> 2 Gamma and Eta ---> 2 Gamma Decay Rates', (With S.Rai Choudhury)
    Phys. Rev. 169, 1218 (1968).

  11. `Three Body Forces in Nuclear Matter', (With B.H.J. McKellar)
    Phys. Rev. Letters 21, 450 (1968).

  12. `Self Consistent High Energy Scattering of Zero-Mass Leptons: The Coupled Channel Case'
    Phys.Rev. 178 , 2221 (1969).

  13. `The High Energy Behaviour of Scattering due to Massless (Neutrino) Exchange'
    Phys. Rev. 178, 2211 (1969)

  14. `Long Range Corrections to the Coulomb Potential and Their Implications about Weak Interactions' (With S.J. Chang) Phys. Rev., 183, 1442 (1969).

  15. `Remarks on the Kinematics of Multiperipheral Processes' (With S.J. Chang)
    Phys. Rev. , 183, 1517 (1969).

  16. `Very High Energy Inelastic Hadron-Hadron Collisions'
    Phys. Rev. D1, 118 (1970).

  17. `A Constraint on the Structure Functions in Electro-production', (With S.R.Choudhury)
    Phys. Rev. D2, 2728 (1970).

  18. `Fixed Pole in the Virtual Compton Scattering Amplitude A2' (With G.Rajasekaran)
    Phys. Rev. ,D3, 266 (1971).

  19. `One Photon Exchange Contribution to Inelastic Hadronic Collision' (With S.H.Patil)
    Nuclear Physics 26B, 258 (1971).

  20. `Effect of Correlation on the Contribution of Three Body Forces to the Binding Energy of Nuclear Matter' (With B.H.J.McKellar)
    Phys. Rev., C3, 1877 (1971).

  21. `Phenomenology of Multipion Production in p-anti p Annihilation' (With R.P.Jain).
    Phys. Rev. D4, 2768 (1971).

  22. `Cancellation Effect among n-Body Clusters in Liquid He 3 and Nuclear Matter', (With R.K.Trehan).
    Phys. Rev. A5, 392 (1971).

  23. `Evaluation of the Triple - Pomeronchkon - Vortex from Experiment'
    Phys. Rev. Letters 27, 683 (1971).

  24. `Some Consequences of Exchange Degeneracy and the Triple - Regge Hypothesis', (With J.Finkelstein)
    Physics Letters 36B, 459 (1971).

  25. 'Inclusive Experiments, Exchange Degeneracy and Reggeon Total Cross Sections', (With .Finkelstein)
    Phys. Rev. D5, 672 (1972).

  26. `Relationship between Hadronic and Electronic Excitation of N + Resonances', (With S.R. Choudhury)
    Phys. Rev. D5, 773 (1972).

  27. `Nucleon Fragmentation in Inelastic Electron Scattering' (With S.R.Choudhury)
    Phys. Rev. D5, 694 (1972).

  28. `Fragmentation in a Phi-3 Theory Ladder Model' (With A. Banerjee)
    Phys. Rev. D6, 3641 (1972).

  29. `Some Consequences of the Zero of the Triple-Poweron-Vertex'
    Physics Letters 40B, 392 (1972).

  30. `Decoupling of the Pomeron - Pole from All Inelastic Processes'
    Phys. Letters 42B, 271 (1972).

  31. `Inclusive Reactions', Invited talk, published in the Proceedings of the First Symposium on High Energy Physics, Department of Atomic Energy, pages 207-229 (1972).

  32. `Application of nuclear matter techniques to liquid helium and neutron stars' `The Many-Body Problem', (R.Pratap and J.Parikh Eds.) 146-156 (1972).

  33. `Pionisation in a Phi-3 Theory Ladder Model' (With A.Banerjee)
    Nuclear Physics B67, 171 (1973).

  34. `Many Body Forces in Dense Nuclear Systems' (With B.H.J. McKellar)
    Phys. Rev. Letters, 31, 1063 (1973).

  35. `Model Theory of a Dense Strongly Interacting Quantum Liquid at O K'
    Phys. Rev. A9, 2761 (1974).

  36. `Effect of Nuclear Correlations on Pion Condensation in Neutron Stars'
    Phys. Letters 48B, 179 (1974).

  37. `Polarized Electroproduction as a test of parton models with Structure', (with E.W. Colglazier Jr.)
    Phys. Rev., D10, 334 (1974).

  38. `Narrow Resonances in Statistical Mechanics' (With R.F.Dashen)
    Phys. Rev. D10, 694 (1974).

  39. `Body Forces and the Binding Energy of High Density Nuclear Matter', (with B.H.J. McKellar)
    Phys. Rev. C10, 871 (1974).

  40. `Effective Elementarity of Resonances and Bound States in Statistical Mechanics', (with R.F. Dashen)
    Phys. Rev. D10, 708 (1974).

  41. `Comments on the absence of spontaneous symmetry breaking in low dimensions', (with S.K. Ma)
    Phys. Rev. D11, 1701, (1975).

  42. `Finite Temperature Behavior of a Relativistic Field Theory with Dynamical Symmetry Breaking' (With R.F. Dashen and S.K.Ma).
    Phys. Rev. D11, 2950 (1975).

  43. `Internal Symmetry and the Semiclassical Method in Quantum Field Theory' (with E.Weinberg)
    Phys. Rev. D11, 2950 (1975).

  44. `Inclusive Reactions and the Few Body Problem' Invited talk, Proceedings of the VII International Conference on Few Body Problems in Nuclear and Particle Physics', (Mitra and Slaus, Ed.),
    North
    Holland Publishing Co., (1976), pages 602-610.

  45. `Effective inter-soliton forces in weak coupling quantum field theories'
    Physics Review D15, 2866 (1977).

  46. `Semi classical methods in Quantum Field Theory' Proceedings of the Third DAE Symposium on High Energy
    Physics (1976), pages 184-208.

  47. `Can strongly interacting particles exist in weak coupling field theories?' Invited talk, proceedings of the International Conference on Frontiers of Theoretical Physics, F.C.Aulack, L.S.Kothari and V.S.Nanda.
    Editors: Macmillan and Co. (1978) pages 117-121.

  48. `On the alleged equivalence of certain field Theories' Pramana, 11, 491 (1978).

  49. `Three and Many-Body Forces, Nuclear Physics' (With B.H.J.McKellar) A chapter in `Pions in Nuclei', Editors M.Rho and Sir Denys Wilkinson,
    North Holland
    Publishing Co. (1979), p 357-405.

  50. `Modern Theories of Phase Transitions' Invited Plenary Talk; Proceedings of the DAE symposium on Nuclear and Solid State
    Physics
    Vol. 21A, page 16 (1978).

  51. `Elementarity of hadron resonances in Nuclear Matter' A chapter in `Pions in Nuclei', Editors and Publishers same as above; p 197-227 (1979).

  52. `The wave function at the origin for large-n, s-wave levels' (with V.Gupta)
    Physical Review, D19, 697 (1979).

  53. `Solitons of coupled scalar fields in two dimensions'
    Phys. Rev. Letters, 42, 200 (1979).

  54. `Restoration of Symmetry by Radiative Corrections' (with M.Rajlakshmi)
    Phys. Rev. D23, 2399 (1981).

  55. `Speculations on High Density High Temperature Hadron Matter in Heavy-Ion Collisions' In `Nuclear Physics with High Energy Accelerators', B.K. Jain, M.Mehta and B.Sinha Ed.,
    Published by
    BARC (1981), pages 86-92.

  56. `Charged Soliton Excitations in Statistical Mechanics' (with M.Rajlakshmi)
    Physical Review B25, 1866 (1982).

  57. `Derivation of the Decoupling Relations for composite models from Anomaly constraints and n-independence' with R.K.Kaul
    Phys. letters, 110B, 385 (1982).

  58. `The Structure of the Vacuum' Invited review: `Recent Trends in Theoretical Physics' Editors L.S.Kothari et al
    McMillan & Co. p 87-97 (1983).

  59. `On Solitons of Half-Integral Charge' (with J.S.Bell)
    Phys. letters, 116B, 151 (1982).

  60. `On States, on a lattice, with half-integral charge' (with J.S.Bell)
    Nuclear Physics B, 220, 1, (1983).

  61. `The Variational Method in Nuclear Matter' Invited review; published in Proceedings of the Commemorative Symposium of SINP p 13-25 (1983).

  62. `The Status of the Delta as a separate Nucleon Species' Invited review, J. of Madras University,
    Vol. 47 , No.2, 110-125 (1984).

  63. `Soliton Energies in Supersymmetric Theories' (with R.K.Kaul)
    Physics Letters ,131B, 375, (1983).

  64. `Quantum Supersymmetric Generalization of Bogomolnyi Bounds'
    Pramana, Vol. 24, 1, (1985).

  65. `Classical Solitons without Quantum Counterparts and Their Revival by Supersymmetry' (with R.K.Kaul)
    Pramana, 24, 837, (1985).

  66. `Vector Meson Mass Generation by Chiral Anomalies' (with R.Jackiw)
    Physical Review Letters , 54, 1219, (1985).

  67. `Hamiltonian Formulation of the Anomalous Chiral Schwinger Model'
    Physics Letters, 154B, 305, (1985).

  68. `Anomalous Non-Abelian Gauge Theory in Two-Dimensions'
    Physics Letters , 162B, 148 (1985).

  69. `Degrees of Freedom and the Quantisation of Anomalous Gauge Theories' (with J.Lott)
    Physics Letters, 165B, 321 (1985).

  70. `Stability of the Rotating Skyrmion' with H.M.Sommermann, J.Wambach and H.W.Wyld
    Physical Review ,33, 287 (1986).

  71. `Making sense of Anomalous Gauge Theories' in Proceedings of the Second Asia Pacific Physics Conference, Ed. S. Chandrasekher,
    World Scientific Publishing Co. (1987),
    Pages (321-337).

  72. `On Anomalous U(1) Gauge Theory in 4 Dimensions'
    Phys. Letters, B184, 369 (1987).

  73. `Some Remarks on the Finiteness of Soliton Mass' with R.K.Kaul
    Pramana, 28, 95, (1987).

  74. `Solitary Waves of the 2-dimensional Ferromagnet' in "Solitons", M.Lakshmanan Ed.,
    Springer Verlag Co. p.321-327 (1988).

  75. `Quantum Solitons - an Overview' in "Solitons", M.Lakshmanan Ed.
    Springer Verlag Co. p.240-250 (1988).

  76. `Path Integrals' in "Gravitation, Quantum Fields and Superstrings" Sriram, G.Rajasekaran & P.M.Mathews Eds.World
    Scientific Publishing Co., Singapore,
    pages 155-192, (1988).

  77. `The Vacuum Functional and the Effective Action' in "Gravitation, Quantum Fields and Superstrings".
    Op.Cit. pages 193-258, (1988).

  78. `Quantisation of Anomalous Gauge Theories' Invited talk published in Proceedings of the VIII HEP Symposium M.K.Pal and G.Bhattacharya
    Ed. (1988) p.104-130.

  79. `Poincare Invariance of Anomalous Gauge Theories' with P.Mitra
    Phys. Rev., D37, 448 (1988).

  80. `Gauss-law Commutator in the Chirally gauged Wess-Zumino-Witten Model' with R.Percacci
    Phys. Lett., B201, 256 (1988).

  81. `Constrained Hamiltonian Structure of the Chirally Gauged WZW Model' with R.Percacci International Journal of Modern Physics, A4, 4177-4202 (1989).

  82. `Gauge Invariant Formulation of an Anomalous Gauge Theory', with P.Mitra.
    Physics Letters, B 225, 267 (1989).

  83. "Four Dimensional Current Algebra from Chern-Simons Theory" with R.Floreanini and R.Percacci
    Phys. letters, 231B, 119 (1989).

  84. `Who is Afraid of Anomalies"? Invited Talk in the Raman Centenary Symposium on Waves and Symmetry.
    Current Science, Special issue, Vol.59, 1100, (1990).

  85. "New Results on Systems with Second Class Constraints" with P.Mitra
    Annals of Physics, (N.Y.), 203, 137 (1990).

  86. "Gauge Invariant Reformulation of Theories with Second Class Constraints" with P.Mitra
    Annals of Physics, (N.Y.), 203, 157 (1990)

  87. "Anomalous Gauge Theories" in "Anomalies, Phases, Defects", Ed: M.Bregola, G.Marmo and G.Morandi
    Biblioposis (Naples), 1990, pp.303-328.

  88. “John Stuart Bell - the man and his physics” Invited article,
    Current Science, Vol. 59, 1282 (1990).

  89. `Path Integral Quantisation of Topological Field Theories' with R.K.Kaul.
    Physics Letters, 249B, 433, (1990).

  90. "Topological Field Theories"
    Current Science, Vol.59, 965-969, (1991).

  91. "A Topological Field Theory Associated with Monopoles", with R.K. Kaul
    Physics Letters, 265B, 335 (1991)

  92. "Gauge Anomalies in Two-Dimensions" in "Quantum Mechanics of Fundamental Systems 3", C.Teitelboim and J.Zanelli Eds.,
    Plenum Press, New York pages 209-222, (1992)

  93. "Cohomological Field Theory" in "Current Topics in Condensed matter and Particle Physics ",J.Pati, Q.Shafi and Yu Lu Eds.,
    World Scientific,
    pages 58-82,(1993)

  94. " Non-local Currents in the Massive Thirring Model " , with R.K.Kaul
    Int. J. of Mod. Phys., A8, 1815, (1993)

  95. "New Non-local Currents in the Quantum Sine-Gordon Model", with S-J. Chang
    Phys. Letters, B313, 59, (1993)

  96. `Elementarity' G.P.Chatterji Memorial Award Lecture , "INSA Award Lectures Diamond Jubilee Issue, pages 1932-42, (1994)

  97. "Currents in the Lowest Landau Level Field Theory in the Presence of e-e Interactions."
    Int.J. Mod. Phys., B8, 777, (1994)

  98. "Level Mixing and Solenoidal Terms in Lowest Landau Level Currents" with S. L. Sondhi
    Int. J. Mod. Phys., B 8 , 1065, (1994)

  99. "Canonical Quantisation of an Off-conformal Theory" in "Modern Quantum Field Theory", S.R.Das, G.Mandal, S.Mukhi and S.R.Wadia Eds.
    World Scientific Publishing Co,
    pp 239-249, (1995)

  100. "Chiral Vertex Operartors in an Off-Conformal Field Theory : The Sine-Gordon Example ", with S-J. Chang
    Phys. Rev. D 53, 2102, (1996)

  101. "Umklapp Processes for electrons and their Renormalisation Group Flow"' with Deepak Kumar
    Phys.Rev., B 54, 4379, (1996)

  102. "A Field Theory for the Read Operator", with S.L.Sondhi
    Int. J. Mod. Phys. , B 10 , 793, (1996)

  103. " Umklapp Scattering in Fermi Liquids -- a Renormalisation Group Approach", with Deepak Kumar
    Int. J. Mod Phys, B 11 , 1813-1828 (1997)

  104. "Generalised Chern-Simons Theory of Composite Fermions in Bilayer Hall Systems"
    Phys. Rev., B 56 , 6788-6794, (1997)

  105. "Meson Pseudospin Solutions in Quantum Hall Systems" with Sankalpa Ghosh
    Int.J. Mod. Phys., B 12 , 37 - 48 , (1998)

  106. "The Role of Symmetries in the Sciences versus the Arts -- A Contrast "
    Current Science, vol 73 , no. 7, 570 - 575, (1997)

  107. "Fermi Liquid Theory on Lattices" with Deepak Kumar in "Electron Correlations in Atoms and Solids", A.N.Tripathi and Ishwar Singh, Ed ;
    Phoenix Publishers , 79-88, (1998)

  108. "Bimerons in Double Layer Quantum hall systems", with Sankalpa Ghosh
    Int. J. Mod. Phys. , B 12 , 2495-2512, (1998)

  109. "Broken Symmetry Ground States in \Nu = 2 Bilayer Quantum Hall Systems ", with A.H.MacDonald and T.Jungwirth,
    Phys Rev., B 60 , 8817, (1999)

  110. "Chern Simons Field and Composite Bosons in Quantum Hall Systems" in " Quantum Field Theory : A Twentieth Century profile", A. N. Mitra Ed ; Indian National Science Academy Spl volume,
    Hindustan Book Agency, pages 730-741, (2000)

  111. "Quantum Hall Solitons with Intertwined Spin and Pseudospin", with Sankalpa Ghosh
    Phys. Rev., B 63, 35305 (2001)

  112. Effective Interaction Between Like-Charged Colloids in a 2-D Plasma" with Ning Ma and S.M.Girvin,
    Phys.Rev.,E 63, 21402, (2001)

  113. "Plutonium Dispersal and Health Hazards from Nuclear Weapon Accidents" with Zia Mian and M.V.Ramana,
    Current Science, Vol. 80, no.10, pp 1275-1284, (2001)

  114. "Quantum Hall Effect and Composite Particles" in "Field Theories in Condensed matter Physics",
    Ed :Sumathi Rao
    Hindustan Book Agency pp 335-358, (2001)

  115. "Fractional Charge" Invited Talk at the The International Conference in memory of John Bell, Vienna. in "Quantum (Un) speakables", Eds R.A.Bertlemann and A.Zeilinger, pp383-399,
    Springer-Verlag (Berlin) (2002).

  116. "CP_N Solitons in Quantum Hall Systems" Invited Plenary Lecture at the International Conference on GEOMETRY, INTEGRABILITY AND NONLINEARITY IN CONDENSED MATTER & SOFT CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS held at Bansko, Bulgaria.
    Europhys. J. B29, 157-162 (2002)

  117. “ Mathematics and the Real World” Invited Article.
    Current Science, vol. 88, pp.360-366, (2005)

  118. “The Story of Nuclear Matter”
    Resonance, vol.10, no.10, pp. 8-32, (2005)

  119. “Professor Hans A. Bethe -- A Brief Homage”
    Resonance, vol.10, no.10, pp. 3-5, (2005)

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