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Deepak Dhar is an Indian theoretical physicist and a distinguished professor at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune. He was born on 30 October 1951 at Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh, India. Deepak Dhar has completed his graduation in science from the University of Allahabad in 1970. He then went to the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India to earn his degree in Physics in 1972. later, he moved to the U.S. and enrolled in his doctoral studies, where he was guided by Jon Mathews at the California Institute of Technology. Deepak completed his Ph.D. in 1978 and then returned to India to commence his career at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) as a research fellow.
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Deepak Dhar was born on 30 October 1951 in Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh, India. His father’s name is Murli Dhar and his mother’s name is Rama Gupta.
Deepak Dhar is married to Manju and they both have two children. They live in TIFR Housing Colony along Homi Bhabha Road in Mumbai, India.
Deepak completed his Ph.D. in 1978 and then returned to India to commence his career at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) as a research fellow. Deepak Dhar completed his two years of research and then became a full-time fellow in 1980. He served as a full-time fellow till 1986 after which he was promoted as a reader. Dhar held multiple positions at TIFR such as associate professor in 1991, professor grades from G to J from 1995 to 2008. Deepak had a year sabbatical at the University of Paris during 1984-85 as a visiting scientist. He even had a month-long stint at Isaac Newton Institute in May 2006 as a Rothschild Professor. After he was retired from TIFR, he continued working with this institute as a distinguished professor. Besides, he even serves at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune as a distinguished visiting faculty.
Deepak Dhar is known for his research on statistical physics and stochastic processes. He is an elected fellow of three major Indian science academies, including the National Academy of Sciences, India, the Indian National Science Academy, and the Indian Academy of Sciences. Apart from that, he is also associated with The World Academy of Sciences.
Deepak Dhar was awarded Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology by The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, the apex agency of the Government of India for scientific research, which is one of the highest Indian science awards. Dhar got this award for his contributions to physical sciences in 1991. Deepak Dhar even became the first Indian to receive the prestigious Boltzmann Medal, the highest recognition in statistical physics in 2022. This award is presented once every three years for exceptional contributions to the subject. Deepak is the first Indian scientist to receive this award.
1. Deepak Dhar held two institutional fellowships; E. P. Anthony fellowship (1972–73) and R. P. Feynman fellowship (1974–76) during his doctoral time at Caltech.
2. Young Scientist Medal of the Indian National Science Academy in 1983.
3. Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize by The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research in 1991.
4. Deepak Dhar was chosen for the 1993 J. Robert Schrieffer Prize by International Centre for Theoretical Physics.
5. Satyendranath Bose Medal by INSA in 2001.
6. In 2002, Deepak Dhar received the TWAS Prize from The World Academy of Sciences.
7. Deepak was elected by the Indian Academy of Sciences in 1990 as a fellow, where he acts as a sitting council member.
8. He is an elected fellow of the Indian National Science Academy in 1995.
9. In 1999, he was elected as a fellow by the National Academy of Sciences.
10. In 2006, he received the elected fellowship of the World Academy of Sciences.
11. In 2007, Deepak Dhar was selected for the J. C. Bose National Fellowship of the Science and Engineering Research Board, which continued till 2017.
12. Deepak Dhar became the first Indian to receive the prestigious Boltzmann Medal award in 2022 for exceptional contributions in the field of statistical physics. Deepak and John Hopfield share this prize.
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