Dr. Avijit Lahiri is a renowned teacher and author, with publications in several areas of theoretical and mathematical physics. His works, published mostly in international peer-reviewed journals, have been cited in numerous research publications in international peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Lahiri, born in Kolkata, India, in the year 1948, has had a uniformly commendable academic career at the school, college, and university levels, and obtained his Ph.D. from Calcutta University in the year 1975. He then devoted himself to a career of research and teaching. His teaching career spanned a period of 36 years, throughout which he belonged to the Physics faculty of an undergraduate college in Kolkata and, at the same time, was invited to deliver numerous advanced courses in a number of universities and research institutions, mostly in West Bengal, India, at the Masters and Ph.D. qualifying levels. He was also invited to deliver lectures on a large number of general and advanced topics in Physics and broader scientific topics at numerous academic institutions.
The major areas of research interest of Dr. Lahiri have been: nonlinear dynamics, bifurcation theory, localization in disordered lattices, breathers and standing waves in discrete conservative systems, travelling pulse solutions and spatial patterns in reaction-diffusion systems, quantum chaos, and quantum measurement theory.
Dr. Lahiri has authored several books in physics, all of which have been uniformly appreciated by students and teachers of respective subject areas.
He is currently engaged in the writing of a major reference book on Equilibrium and Non-equilibrium Statistical Mechanics. One other area of interest of Dr. Lahiri is philosophy of science, in which he has recently completed a book (Title, 'Science as an Interpretation of the World: Inference and Belief'), focusing on a number of issues of current interest relating to scientific inquiry as a cognitive endeavour on the part of individuals and scientific communities, immersed in larger cultural environments.