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Moumita Das

Associate Professor
School of Physics and Astronomy
College of Science

585-475-5135
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Moumita Das

Associate Professor
School of Physics and Astronomy
College of Science

Education

BS, MS, Jadavpur University (India); Ph.D., Indian Institute of Science (India)

Bio

I am interested in collective behavior in soft materials, particularly biological systems that involve an interplay between mechanics, (equilibrium or non-equilibrium) statistical mechanics, geometry, and structural properties.

585-475-5135

Currently Teaching

PHYS-415
3 Credits
This course is a continued study of the concepts and mathematical structure of quantum mechanics presented in Quantum Mechanics (PHYS-414), with an emphasis on applications to real physical systems. Topics covered include the quantum theory of spin, effect of magnetic fields on spin-1/2 particles, many-particle systems, variational principle, time-independent and time-dependent perturbation theory, absorption and emission of radiation by atoms, quantum theory of scattering, and interpretations and paradoxes of quantum mechanics.
MATH-790
0 - 9 Credits
Masters-level research by the candidate on an appropriate topic as arranged between the candidate and the research advisor.
PHYS-214
3 Credits
This course is a continuation of a survey of modern physics beyond the topics introduced in Modern Physics I. Central topics include the physics of multi-electron atoms, molecular structure, fundamentals of statistical physics applied to systems of particles, elementary solid-state physics, applications to semiconductor materials and simple devices, and basic elements of nuclear physics.
MTSE-790
1 - 9 Credits
Dissertation research by the candidate for an appropriate topic as arranged between the candidate and the research advisor.

Select Scholarship

Journal Paper
Das, Moumita, et al. "Chase and Run Dynamics and Molecular Rupture of Interacting Elastic Dimers." arXiv: 1612.09052. (2016): 1-6. Print.
Das, Moumita, et al. "Dynamic Self-Organization of Microwell-Aggregated Cellular Mixtures." Soft Matter 12. (2016): 5739--5746. Print.
Moumita, Das. "Redundancy and Cooperativity in the Mechanics of Compositely Crosslinked Filamentous Networks." PloS one 7. (2012): 35939. Web.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Das, Moumita. "The Cell Cytoskeleton as a Composite: Mechanics and Force Transmission." Physical Sciences Oncology Center, Johns Hopkins University. Baltimore, Maryland. 27 Feb. 2013. Guest Lecture.
Das, Moumita. "The Cell Cytoskeleton as a Composite: Mechanics and Force Transmission." Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, Brandeis University. Waltham, Massachussetts. 7 Nov. 2013. Guest Lecture.
Das, Moumita. "Mechanics of Composite Cytoskeletal and Extracellular Networks." Syracuse University, Department of Physics. Syracuse, NY. 5 Dec. 2013. Guest Lecture.
Das, Moumita. "Simulation and Modeling of Biopolymer Networks." Physics of Functional Biological Assemblies: Pushing, Pulling and Sensing. Aspen Center for Physics. Aspen, Colorado. 31 May 2013. Lecture.
Shows/Exhibits/Installations
Das, Moumita. Touchy Feely Life of Cells. 16 Nov. 2013. Rochester Museum and Science Center, Rochester, NY. Performance.