Nuclear and Particle Physics

The mission of the Nuclear and Particle Physics division is to discover, explore, and understand various aspects of, neutrinos – the weakly interacting fundamental particles most abundant in the universe next to photons, and nuclear reaction dynamics, structure & astrophysics. This requires a broad approach to different, but related, scientific frontiers: improving our understanding of the building blocks of matter; discovering the origins of nuclei; and identifying the forces that transform matter.


Thrust Areas

  • Theoretical:
    • Nuclear structure theory
    • Double beta (ββ)-decay simulations and Nuclear Matrix elements (NMEs) calculations
    • Experimental:
    • Fusion and (multi-)nucleon transfer reactions from sub- to above- barrier energies
    • Low energy incomplete fusion reactions
    • Pre-equilibrium emission 
    • Fusion(/Incomplete fusion)-Fission at low excitation energies 
    • Nuclear structure via Coulex, MNT and ICF reactions
    • Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay (NDBD)
    • Nuclear instrumentation for rare decay processes


  • TIFR, IIT KGP, BARC, SINP, VECC, IOP, PRL, RRI, Univ. of Lucknow for INO
  • INFN- Universita II, Tor Vergata, Italy
  • IUAC, New Delhi
  • NuSTAR Collaboration within Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR), Darmstadt, Germany
  • Technical University Darmstadt (TUD), Germany 
  • Laboratory of Advanced Science and Technology for Industry (LASTI), University of Hyogo, Japan
  • Aksaray University, Turkey