PEOPLE Faculty
ICTS-TIFR, Bengaluru
Area of Research:  Statistical Physics, Stochastic process
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  anupamkundu  ictsresin

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Academic Profile:

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel (2014-2015)
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, LPTMS, Universite Paris-sud, Orsay, France (2012-2014)
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, PCT, ESPCI, Paris,  France (2011-2012)
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, CEA, Grenoble, France (2010-2011)
  • PhD, Physics, Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, India (2010)
  • MSc, Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India (2006).
  • BSc, Physics, RKMVM, Belur, Howrah, India. (2004).


Research Interests :
Central theme of my research is to understand statistical properties of equilibrium and non-equilibrium systems.
My research interests include :

  • Fluctuating Hydrodynamics 
  • Generalized hydrodynamics
  • Transport in low dimensional systems
  • Entropy production and irreversible macro-evolution
  • Active particle systems
  • Stochastic process
  • Resetting processes
  • Interacting many particle systems: Single file motion
  • Large deviations and finite size effects
  • Dissipation in small stochastic systems


  • Statistical Physics 1.5 (core graduate school course, approximately 70 hours), Aug- Nov, 2016.

  • Short course on ”Random walks and Brownian motion” at IIT Gandhinagar, (2016).

  • Statistical Physics II (core graduate school course), Aug- Nov, 2017.

  • Short course on‘Interacting particle systems’ in Bangalore School on Statistical Physics IX, 2018.

  • Statistical Physics I (core graduate school course), Jan-Apr, 2019.

  • Statistical Physics I (core graduate school course), Jan-Apr, 2020.

  • Taught the tutorial classes of the course ’Statistical Mechanics and Condensed Matter’ in the Vigyan-Vidushi 2020 program organised by TIFR

  • Graduate Course on Advanced Statistical Mechanics (core), Sep-Dec, 2020.

  • Graduate Course on  Statistical Mechanics (core), Aug-Dec 2021.

  • Course on Non-equilibrium statistical physics, Jan-Apr 2022.

Publications :

80. Drift-diffusive resetting search process with stochastic returns: speed-up beyond optimal instantaneous return
Arup Biswas, Ashutosh Dubey, Anupam Kundu, Arnab Pal

79. Hamonically trapped inertial run-and-tumble particle in one-dimension
D Dutta, A Kundu, S Sabhapandit, U Basu

78. Generalized hydrodynamics and approach to Generalized Gibbs equilibrium for a classical harmonic chain
S Pandey, A Dhar, A Kundu
arXiv preprint arXiv:2405.16976

77. Full counting statistics of 1d short-range Riesz gases in confinement
J Kethepalli, M Kulkarni, A Kundu, SN Majumdar, D Mukamel, G Schehr
arXiv preprint arXiv:2403.18750

76. Universal distribution of the number of minima for random walks and Levy flight
A Kundu, SN Majumdar, G Schehr

75. Preface: stochastic resetting - theory and applications A Kundu and S Reuveni,
J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 57 (6), 060301 (2024)

74. Thermalization and hydrodynamics in an interacting integrable system: the case of hard rods
SK Singh, A Dhar, H Spohn, A Kundu
arXiv preprint arXiv:2310.18684

73. Observation of multiple attractors and diffusive transport in a periodically driven Klein-Gordon chain
U Kumar, S Mishra, A Kundu, A Dhar
arXiv preprint arXiv:2310.14072

72. Crossover in density profiles of confined particles in power-law models with finite range of interaction
S Santra, A Kundu

71. Stochasticity in returns can expedite classical first passage under resetting
Arup Biswas, Anupam Kundu, Arnab Pal

70. Tracer dynamics in active random average process
S Santra, P Singh, A Kundu
arXiv preprint arXiv:2307.09908

69.  Unusual ergodic and chaotic properties of trapped hard rods
D. Bagchi, J. Kethepalli, V. B. Bulchandani, A.Dhar, D. A. Huse, M. Kulkarni, and A.Kundu
Phys. Rev. E 108, 064130, (2023)

68. Boltzmann entropy of a freely expanding quantum ideal gas
S. Pandey, J.M., Bhat, A. Dhar, S. Goldstein, D. A. Huse, M. Kulkarni, A.Kundu, J. L. Lebowitz,
J Stat Phys 190, 142 (2023)

67. Non-local linear response in anomalous transport,

A Kundu, J.Stat. Mech: Theory and Experiment 2023 (11), 113204

66. Boltzmann’s entropy during free expansion of an interacting gas
S Chakraborti, A Dhar, A Kundu
Journal of Statistical Physics 190 (4), 74

65.  Finite temperature equilibrium density profiles of integrable systems in confining potentials,
Jitendra Kethepalli, Debarshee Bagchi, Abhishek Dhar, Manas Kulkarni, Anupam Kundu
Physical Review E 107 (4), 044101

64. Super-diffusion and crossover from diffusive to anomalous transport in a one-dimensional system,
Anupam Kundu, SciPost Phys. 15, 038 (2023).

63. Filling an empty lattice by local injection of quantum particles
Akash Trivedi, Bijay Kumar Agarwalla, Abhishek Dhar, Manas Kulkarni, Anupam Kundu, Sanjib Sabhapandit

62. Extremal statistics of a one dimensional run and tumble particle with an absorbing wall
P Singh, S Santra, A Kundu arXiv:2208.08792

61. Mass fluctuations in Random Average Transfer Process in open set-up,  R Dandekar, A Kundu

60. Mean area of the convex hull of a run and tumble particle in two dimensions P Singh, A Kundu, SN Majumdar, H Schawe
JPhys A: Math .& Theo. 55 225001, 2022

59. Edge fluctuations and third-order phase transition in harmonically confined long- range systems,

Jitendra Kethepalli, Manas Kulkarni, Anupam Kundu, Satya N. Majumdar, David Mukamel, Gregory Schehr
J. Stat. Mech. 2022 (3), 033203

58. Entropy growth during free expansion of an ideal gas,
S Chakraborti, A Dhar, S Goldstein, A Kundu, J L Lebowitz J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 55 394002, (2022)

57. Gap statistics for confined particles with power-law interactions,
Saikat Santra, Jitendra Kethepalli, Sanaa Agarwal, Abhishek Dhar, Manas Kulkarni, Anupam Kundu
Phys. Rev. Lett. 128, 170603, (2022)

56. Harmonically confined long-ranged interacting gas in the presence of a hard wall, J Kethepalli, M Kulkarni, A Kundu, SN Majumdar, D Mukamel, G Schehr, arXiv:2107.00524

55. Dynamical regimes of finite temperature discrete nonlinear Schrodinger chain, AK Chatterjee, M Kulkarni, A Kundu

54. Dynamics of a randomly kicked particle, S Das, A Kundu

53. Crossover behaviours exhibited by fluctuations and correlations in a chain of active particles, Prashant Singh, AnupamKundu
     J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 54 3050012021

52. Resetting with stochastic return through linear confining potential, Deepak Gupta, Arnab Pal, Anupam Kundu

51. Local time for run and tumble particle, P. Singh and A. Kundu ArXiv:2011.04716

50. Local time of an Ornstein-Uhlenbeck particle, G. Kishore and A. Kundu, ArXiv:2010.06262

49. Covid-19: analytic results for a modified SEIR model and comparison of different intervention strategies,
      Arghya Das, Abhishek Dhar, Srashti Goyal, and Anupam Kundu, medRxiv 2020.06.04.20122580

48. Stochastic resetting with stochastic returns using external trap Deepak Gupta, Carlos A Plata, Anupam Kundu, ArnabPal, arXiv:2004.11679

47. Run-and-Tumble particle in inhomogeneous media in one dimension, Prashant Singh, Sanjib Sabhapandit, AnupamKundu, arXiv:2004.11041

46. Universal scaling in active single-file dynamics, Pritha Dolai, Arghya Das, Anupam Kundu, Chandan Dasgupta, Abhishek Dhar, K. Vijay Kumar, Soft Matter,          2020,16, 7077-7087

45. Spatio-temporal spread of perturbations in a driven dissipative Duffing chain: an OTOC approach, Amit Kumar Chatterjee, Anupam Kundu, Manas Kulkarni,           arXiv:2002.05629, Got accepted in Phys. Rev. E

44. Gap statistics of two interacting run and tumble particles in one dimension, Arghya Das, Abhishek Dhar, AnupamKundu, J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 53 345003, (2020)

43. Particles confined in arbitrary potentials with a class of finite-ranged interactions, A Kumar, M Kulkarni, A Kundu, 
Phys. Rev. E 102, 032128, (2020)

42. Transport in a classical disordered nonlinear system: signatures of many-body localization, M Kumar, A Kundu, M Kulkarni, DA Huse, A Dhar, arXiv preprint arXiv:1911.03753 

41. Anomalous Heat Transport in One Dimensional Systems: A Description using Non- local Fractional-Type Diffusion Equation, A Dhar, A Kundu, A Kundu, Frontiers in Physics 7, 159, (2019)

40. Motion of Brownian molecule in presence of absorbing boundaries, A. Pal, Isaac P. Castillo, A. Kundu, 
Physical Review E 100 (4), 042128, (2019).

39. Symmetric exclusion process under stochastic resetting, U Basu, A Kundu, A Pal, 
Physical Review E 100 (3), 032136

38. Harmonically confined particles with long-range repulsive interactions
S Agarwal, A Dhar, M Kulkarni, A Kundu, SN Majumdar, D Mukamel, G. Schehr, Physical Review Letters 123 (10), 100603

37. Generalised Arcsine laws for run-and-tumble particle in one dimension P. Singh, A. Kundu, 
Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment 2019, 83205

36. Non-equilibrium dynamics of the piston in the Szilard engine D. Bhat, A. Dhar, A. Kundu, S. Sabhapandit, 
EPL (Europhysics Letters) 127 (1), 10004, (2019)

35. Intermediate deviation regime for the full eigenvalue statistics in the complex Ginibre ensemble, B Lacroix-A-Chez-Toine, JAM Garz ́on, CSH Calva, IP Castillo, A Kundu, Satya N Majumdar, Gregory Schehr, 
Physical Review E 100 (1), 012137, (2019)

34. Local time of diffusion with stochastic resetting, 
A. Pal, R. Chatterjee, S. Reuveni, A. Kundu, 
Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical 52 (26), 264002, (2019)

33. Run-and-tumble particle in one-dimensional confining potential: Steady state, relaxation and first passage properties, 
A. Dhar, A. Kundu, S N Majumdar, S. Sabhapandit, G. Schehr, 
Physical Review E 99 (3), 032132, (2019)

32. Steady state of an active Brownian particle in a two-dimensional harmonic trap,  K. Malakar, A. Das, A. Kundu, K. Vijay Kumar, A. Dhar, 
Phys. Rev. E 101, 022610 (2020)

31. Derivation of fluctuating hydrodynamics and crossover from diffusive to anomalous transport in a hard-particle gas, 
A. Miron, J. Cividini, A. Kundu, D. Mukamel, 
Physical Review E 99 (1), 012124

30. Fractional equation description of an open anomalous heat conduction set-up,  Aritra Kundu, C. Bernardin, Keji Saito, A. Kundu, A. Dhar, 
Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment 2019 (1), 013205

29. Anomalous heat equation in a system connected to thermal reservoirs, Priyanka, A. Kundu, A. Dhar, A. Kundu, Physical Review E 98 (4), 042105, (2019).

28. Extreme statistics and index distribution in the classical 1d Coulomb gas, A. Dhar, A. Kundu, S. N. Majumdar, S. Sabhapandit, G. Schehr, Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical 51 (29), 295001

27. Light-cone spreading of perturbations and the butterfly effect in a classical spin chain, A. Das, S. Chakrabarty, A. Dhar, A. Kundu, D. A. Huse, R. Moessner, S. Sankar Ray, S. Bhattacharjee, Physical review letters 121 (2), 024101, (2018)

26. Steady state, relaxation and first-passage properties of a run-and-tumble particle in one-dimension, 
K. Malakar, V. Jemseena, A. Kundu, K. Vijay Kumar, S. Sabhapandit, S. N. Majumdar, S. Redner, A. Dhar, J. Stat. Mech. (2018) 043215

25. Unusual equilibration of a particle in a potential with a thermal wall, D. Bhat, S. Sabhapandit, A. Kundu, A. Dhar, 
J. Stat. Mech. (2017) 113210.

24. Exact extremal statistics in the classical 1d Coulomb gas, 
A. Dhar, A. Kundu, S. N. Majumdar, S. Sabhapandit, G. Schehr, Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 060601 (2017).

23. Einstein relation and hydrodynamics of nonequilibrium mass transport processes, A. Das, A. Kundu, P. Pradhan, 
Phys. Rev. E 95, 062128 (2017).

22. Tagged particle in single-file diffusion with arbitrary initial conditions, J. Cividini, A. Kundu, 
J. Stat. Mech. (2017) 083203.

21. Temperature profile and boundary conditions in an anomalous heat transport model, J. Cividini, A. Kundu, A. Mironand D. Mukamel, 
J. Stat. Mech. (2017) 013203.

20. Exact correlations in a single-file system with a driven tracer, A. Kundu, J. Cividini, Euro. Phys. Lett. 115, 5, (2016).

19. Diffusion under time-dependent resetting, A. Pal, A. Kundu, M. Evans,  J. Phys A: Mathematical and Theoretical, 49, 22, (2016).

18. Correlation and fluctuation in Random Average Process on an infinite line with a driven tracer, J. Cividini, A. Kundu, S. N. Majumdar, D. Mukamel, J. Stat. Mech. (2016) 053212

17. Long range correlations in stochastic transport with energy and momentum conservation, A. Kundu, O. Hirschberg, D. Mukamel, 
J. Stat. Mech: Theory and Experiment (3), 033108, (2016).

16. Exact gap statistics for the random average process on a ring with a tracer,  J. Cividini, A. Kundu, S. N. Majumdar and D. Mukamel, 
J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 49, No. 8, (2016).

15. Winding statistics of a Brownian particle on a ring, A. Kundu, A. Comtet, S. N. Majumdar, 
J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 47, 385001 (2014).

14. Maximal distance travelled by N vicious walkers till their survival, A. Kundu, S. N. Majumdar, G. Schehr, 
J. Stat. Phys. 157(1), pp. 124-157 (2014).

13. Energetic versus information-theoretic estimations of dissipation using a pair of magnetic colloidal particles, 
S. Stusch, A. Kundu, T. Blondel, G. Verley, D. D ́emoulin, V. Miralles, D. Lacoste, J. Baudry, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 180604 (2014).

12. Non-invasive estimation of dissipation from non-equilibrium fluctuations in chemical reactions, S. Muy, A. Kundu and D. Lacoste, J. Chem. Phys. 139, 124109 (2013).

11. Exact Distributions of the Number of Distinct and Common Sites Visited by N Independent Random Walkers, A. Kundu, S. N. Majumdar, G. Schehr, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 220602 (2013).

10. Designing thermal transport in energy materials: A first principles approach, Derek A Stewart, Anupam Kundu, Wu Li, Lucas Lindsay, Natalio Mingo, David Broido, 
Prepr. Pap.-Am. Chem. Soc., Div. Energy Fuels Chem. 2012, 57(2), 559

9. Nonequilibrium fluctuation theorem for systems under discrete and continuous feedback control, A. Kundu,  Phys. Rev. E 86, 021107 (2012).

8. The role of light and heavy embedded nanoparticles on the thermal conductivity of SiGe alloys, A. Kundu, N. Mingo, D. A. Broido, and D. A. Stewart,  Phys. Rev. B  84, 125426 (2011).

7. Application of importance sampling to the computation of large deviations in nonequilibrium processes, A. Kundu, S. Sabhapandit and A. Dhar, Phys. Rev. E 83, 031119 (2011).

6. Large deviation of heat flow in Harmonic chains, A. Kundu, S. Sabhapandit and A. Dhar, J. Stat. Mech. P03007, (2011).

5. Linear-response formula for finite-frequency thermal conductance of open systems, A. Dhar, O. Narayan, A. Kundu, K. Saito, Phys. Rev. E 83, 011101 (2011).

4. Time auto-correlation function and Green-Kubo formula for open system: A study on disordered harmonic chain, A. Kundu, Phys. Rev. E 82, 031131 (2010).

3. Fourier’s law and phonon localization in disordered harmonic crystals, A. Kundu,A. Chaudhuri, D. Roy, A. Dhar, J. Lebowitz and H. Sphon, Euro. Phys. Lett. 90, 40001 (2010).

2. Fourier’s law and phonon localization in mass disordered harmonic crystals, A. Chaudhuri, A. Kundu, D. Roy, A. Dhar, J. Lebowitz and H. Sphon, Phys. Rev. B 81,   064301 (2010).

1. The Green-Kubo formula for heat conduction in open systems, A. Kundu, A. Dhar and O. Narayan, J. Stat. Mech. L03001 (2009).