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 interest is in creating and probing out-of-equilibrium soft matter systems using light. To this end, I explore the interface of statistical optics and soft matter physics including topics in light scattering, nanophotonics, optical forces, Brownian motion and pattern formation.

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

Furthermore, I research and write about the history of science.

I blog and podcast on my research and learnings. Links to them



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Updated : 10/11/23