Soft-Photonics Research Group

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Dr. G.V. Pavan Kumar


Department of Physics,

h-cross, Experimental Physics Building,

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune

Pune, Maharashtra - 411008, India

e-mail: pavan[at]


My research interests are at the interface of statistical optics and soft matter physics including light scattering, nanophotonics, optical forces and Brownian motion.

I am an experimental physicist by training, but I am also deeply interested in theoretical and computational questions related to the above-mentioned topics.

As an extension of my research, I enjoy exploring physics of everyday phenomena, and history and philosophy of science.

I blog on my research and research-life :



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