Somnath Basu

Assistant Professor
Dept: Mathematics and Statistics (DMS)
E-mail: somnath.basu [at]
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Research Interest:
  • String topology (algebraic and geometric structures on loop spaces)
  • Rational homotopy theory and invariants of manifolds
  • Enumeration of curves and singularities
  • Groups acting on manifolds

Academic Background:
  1. Ph.D. in Mathematics State University of New York, Stony Brook, USA, 2011
  2. M.Math (Hons.) Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore, India, 2005
  3. B.Math (Hons.) Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore, India, 2003

  1. Assistant Professor at IISER Kolkata ( from June '16' - )
  2. Assistant Professor at RKM Vivekananda University (from July ’14 to May ’16).
  3. Riley Visiting Assistant Professor at SUNY-Binghamton (from September ’11 to June ’14).

Awards and Honors:
  1. Invited to Université de Nantes for a visit during August-September 2015.
  2. Invited to the Simons Center for Geometry & Physics for a visit during May 2015.
  3. Receipient of AMS-Simons Travel Grant, 2013-2015

Selected Publications:
  1. Of Sullivan models, Massey products and twisted Pontrjagin products Journal of Homotopy Theory and Related Structures, Vol. 13, No. 1 (2015) DOI : 10.1007/s40062-013-0057-0 (published online in 2013)
  2. Transverse String Topology and the Cord Algebra (joint with J. McGibbon, D. Sullivan, M. Sullivan) 1 Curriculum Vitae Somnath Basu Journal of Symplectic Geometry, Vol. 10, No. 2 (2015)
  3. Enumeration of Curves with Two Singular Points (joint with R. Mukherjee) Bulletin des Sciences Mathemati ´ ques Vol. 139, No. 6 (2015)
  4. Introductory Lectures on Surgery Theory (joint with T. Farrell) Introduction to Modern Mathematics, Advanced Lectures in Mathematics, Vol. 33 (2015)