Prof. Dr. Debashish Chowdhury


Academic positionFull Professor
Research fieldsStatistical Physics, Soft Matter, Biological Physics, Nonlinear Dynamics,Theoretical Physics,Biophysics
KeywordsSystems and phenomena far from equilibrium,, Spatio-temporal patterns and Traffic flow, TASEP, Dynamical phases, RNA polymerase and Ribosome traffic, Molecular machines, motor proteins

Current contact address

CityKanpur Nagar
InstitutionIndian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur
InstituteDepartment of Physics

Host during sponsorship

Prof. Dr. Dietrich StaufferInstitut für Theoretische Physik, Universität zu Köln, Köln
Prof. Dr. Andreas SchadschneiderInstitut für Theoretische Physik, Universität zu Köln, Köln
Start of initial sponsorship01/11/1984


1984Humboldt Research Fellowship Programme

Publications (partial selection)

2003Katsuhiro Nishinari, Debashish Chowdhury, Andreas Schadschneider: Cluster formation and anomalous fundamental diagram in an ant-trail model. In: Physical Review E, 2003, 036120-1-036120-11
2003Debashish Chowdhury, Dietrich Stauffer, Ambarish Kunwar: Unification of Small and Large Time Scales for Biological Evolution: Deviations from Power Law. In: Physical Review Letters, 2003, 068101-1-068101-4
2000Debashish Chowdhury, J. Kertesz, K. Nagel: Comment on 'Critical behavior of a traffic flow model'. In: Physical Review E, 2000, 3270
2000Debashish Chowdhury, P. K. Maiti, K. Kremer, O. Flimm, D. Stauffer: Cross-linking of micelles by gemini surfactants. In: Journal of Surfaces and Colloids, 2000, 3784
2000Debashish Chowdhury, Dietrich Stauffer: Principles of Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics. WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH, 2000
2000Debashish Chowdhury, L. Santen, A. Schadschneider Simulation of Vehicular Traffic: A Statistical Physics Perspective. In: Computing in Science and Engineering (AIP and IEEE), 2000, 80-87
2000Debashish Chowdhury, L. Santen, A. Schadschneider: Statistical physics of vehicular traffic and some related systems. In: Physics reports, 2000, 199-329
2000Debashish Chowdhury, R. C. Desai: Steady-states and kinetics of ordering in bus-route models: connection with the Nagel-Schreckenberg model. In: European Physical Journal B, 2000, 375
1999Debashish Chowdhury, D. Stauffer: A generalized spin model of financial markets. In: European Physical Journal B, 1999, 477
1999Debashish Chowdhury, D. Stauffer, R. Strey: Periodicity-dependent stiffness of periodic hydrophilic-hydrophobic hetero-polymers. In: Physical Review E: Rapid Communications, 1999, R1158
1999Debashish Chowdhury, A. Schadschneider: Self-organization of traffic jams in cities: effects of stochastic dynamics and signal periods. In: Physical Review E: Rapid Communications, 1999, R1311
1999Debashish Chowdhury, L. Santen, A. Schadschneider, S. Sinha, A. Pasupathy: Spatio-temporal organization of vehicles in a cellular automata model traffic with 'slow-to-start' rule. In: Journal of Physics A, 1999, 3229
1999Debashish Chowdhury, L. Santen, A. Schadschneider: Vehicular Traffic: A System of interacting particles driven far from equilibrium. In: Current Science (Ind. Acad. Sci.), 1999, 411-419