About Us
M.Tech (SSEM)
M.Tech (Photonics)
Indian Physics Association
Departmental Faculty Search Committee
Time Table
B Tech Engg Physics Lab content during lockdown
PhD Admission 2020 (online interview guidelines)
Misra Aalok
Aalok Misra Professor +91-1332-285404
Areas of Interest
  • High Energy Physics, String Theory
Professional Background
2018OngoingProfessorIIT Roorkee
20122018Associate ProfessorIIT Roorkee
20042012Assistant ProfessorIIT Roorkee
Honors and Awards
Invited Reviewer for Zentralblatt MathFIZ Karlsruhe, European Mathematical Soc.,Heidelberg Acad of Sciences & Humanities2017
Resource Person (Lecturer), 1st Refresher Course in Physical Sciences for Assist.Profs/LecturersBanaras Hindu University2012
Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Theoretical and Mathematical PhysicsScientific and Academic Publishing2011
Regular ICTP AssociateshipInternational Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy2010
Department of Atomic Energy Young Scientist AwardDepartment of Atomic Energy2005
Star PerformerIIT Roorkee2005
Junior ICTP associateshipInternational Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy2004
Alexander von Humboldt fellowship Germany (Berlin)2002
Educational Details
Ph.D.physicsUniversity of Rochester, USA1998
Administrative Background
20052005Convener, Workshop "Theoretical High energy Physics-I"IIT Roorkee
20052006department representative BUGS
20052006NOC member and representative of all IIT's and Indian universities International Strings Workshop (ISM06), Puri, 2006
20052006TPSC (Theoretical Physics Seminar Circuit) convenerIIT Roorkee
20072007B.Tech.-I coordinatorIIT Roorkee
20072007Convener, International Workshop on Theoretical High Energy PhysicsIIT Roorkee
20062008treasurerHumboldt House, Roorkee
2008On GoingMember, DRCIIT Roorkee
20102011Faculty in-charge, Time TableDepartment of Physics
20102011Member of Academic CouncilIIT Mandi
20112011Co-coordinator, PH-101IIT Roorkee
2015CurrentSecretaryHumboldt House of Uttaranchal
2017ContinuingAssociate Dean of Students' Welfare, Students' WellnessIIT Roorkee
2017ContinuingChairman, Students' Aid Committee (StAC)Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
20192021Chairman, Departmental Academic Program CommitteeIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
N=1,D=4 String Dualities from M theory on Mantifolds with G_2 HolonomyHumboldt foundation2003
MQCD Membrane Instanton Superpotential andIIT Roorkee (Faculty Initiation Grant2005
String/M-theory Duals in the presence of fluxesDepartment of Atomic Energy (Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences)2005
Study of some Aspects of Strongly Interacting QGP via String/M-theoryCSIR2012
Holographic Dual of Large-N Thermal QCD at Finite CouplingCSIR2019
Participation in seminars
NamePlaceSponsored ByDate
International conference: India Strings Meeting 04 (Invited Talk)KhajurahoHarvard Uuniversity, ICTP, DAE institutions in IndiaDec 15-23,
PASCOS05 (nominated as speaker from India by Indian mbr of Int Adv Com)KSEF(Korea), KPS(Korea)KIAST, etc.May 30-Jun
National Strings Workshop (Invited Talk)IIT KanpurDAE institutesOct 9-16,
71st meeting of the Indian Mathematical SocietyIIT RoorkeeIMS, etc.2005-12-26
International Conference: Symmetries Extra Dimensions and Unified Theories (Invited Talk)IIT BombayDST, etc.March 4-7,
Indian Strings Meeting 07 (Invited Talk)HRI, AllahabadDAE institutesOct 15-19,
PASCOS08Perimeter Institute, CanadaPerimeter Institute, etc.June2-6,20
Current Trends in Field Theories (Invited Talk)BHU, VaranasiDST, etc.1/11/08
Alok Kumar Memorial Conference (Invited Talk)Institute of Physics, BhubaneswarIOP17/01/10
S.D.Joglekar Memorial Conference (Invited Talk)IIT KanpurIIT Kanpur17-02-2011
ISM11PuriDAE institutesJan 4-11,
International Conference on New Trends in Field Theories (invited talk)BHU, VaranasiDST, INSA, BRNS,IMSc,HRI23-11-2012
Mentor for Physical Sciences, DST Inspire ProgramKumaun University, NainitalDST26-12-2012
International Conference on Mathematical Sciences 2012Shivaji Science College, NagpurS.S.E.S. Amt's Science College, Nagpur and Abant Izzet Baysal University Bolu, Turkey28-12-2012
WASET ICHEP 2013Zurich, SwitzerlandWorld Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology14-01-2013
Scalars2013Warsaw, PolandPDA12/09/13
Non-Pertubative QFT: Methods and ApplicationsDESY, Hamburg, GermanyHelmholtz Association, PDA24/09/13
National Strings Meeting 13 (Invited Talk)IIT KharagpurDAE, etc.22-12-13
Workshop on Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Invited Lecture)Gurukul Kangri VishwavidyalayaDST11-03-13
New Trends in Field Theory_6-2018 (Invited Talk)Banaras Hindu UniversityBHUNov 25-30
National String Meeting 2017(Invited Talk)NISER, BhubaneswarNISER+IIT BBSR, PDA5-10/12/17
National Strings Meeting 15 (Invited Talk)IISER MohaliDAE Institutes, IISER Mohali06/12/15
Invited lecture at Workshop on Applications of AdS/CFT to QCD and Condensed Matter PhysicsCentre for Mathematical Research, MontrealCentre for Mathematical Research, Montreal+PDAOc19-23/15
14th Marcel Grossmann MeetingUniversity of Rome, La SapienzaIITR (PDA)Jul12-18
PASCOS 2015AS ICTP, Trieste, ItalyAS ICTPJun29-Jul3
eNLarge HorizonsIFT, UAM-CSIC, Madrid, SpainIFT, IITR (PDA)Jun1-5,'15
International Conference on New Trends in Field Theories (Invited Talk)BHU, VaranasiDST, ICTP, INSA, DAE institutesNov 1-5,14
Advances in Physics from Small to Large Scales (Invited Plenary talk)Kumaon University, NainitalUGC(SAP)14-16/3/19
International Conference on New Frontiers in Physics (ICNFP) 2019 (Invited Talk)OAC, Crete, GreecePDA/PDFAug 2019
National Strings Meeting 2019(invited talk)IISER BhopalIISER Bhopal22-12-2019
  • International Journal of Theoretical and Mathematical Physics (Scientific and Academic Publishing), Member, Editorial Board
  • Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy, Junior Associate, 01/01/04-31/12/09
  • Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy, Regular Associate, 01/01/10-31/12/15
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Introduction to Superstring Theory and Complex GeometryPHN-915Int. M.Sc.-IV+V+M.Sc.-II+Pre-Ph.D., 2016Spring
Mathematical PhysicsPHN-209B.Tech. Engg. Phys.-II, 2016Autumn
General RelativityPHN-623Int. M.Sc.-V, 2016Autumn
Elements of Nuclear and Particle PhysicsPH-518M.Sc.-I, 2017Spring
General RelativityPHN-623B.Tech.-III,IV/M.Sc.-I,II/Int.M.Sc.-V/Pre-Ph.D.(2018)Autumn
Quantum Mechanics-IIPHN-508M.Sc.-I(2019)Spring
Advanced Mathematical PhysicsPHN-505M.Sc.-I,EP-IV,Ph.D.,IMSc-V(2019)Autumn
Quantum Mechanics-IIPHN-508M.Sc.-I,B.Tech.(EP)-III,Int.M.Sc.-V(2020)Spring
Projects and Thesis Supervised
Title of ProjectNames of Students
Uplifting the IwasawaAnne Franzen (RWTH, Aachen, Germany)
Hitchin's Flow Equations for the Flux Compactification in String TheorHari Shankar Solanki and Rajyavardhan Ray
Super Picard -Fuchs Equations for Periods of SupermanifoldsPramod Shukla
Supersymmetry of noncompact MQCD-like membrane instantons and heat kernel asymptoticsKanishka Belani, Nishita Desai and Rajan Walia
Algebraic Geometry of SupermanifoldsPramod Shukla
OSV ConjectureKanishka Belani
G2 Manifolds through Einstein-Hilbert ActionNishita Desai
String/String/String Triality in 4DRajan Walia
De–Sitter vacuum and Swiss-Cheese Calabi-Yau ManifoldSanved Kolekar and Jaya Khanna
Special GeometrySanved Kolekar and Jaya Khanna
Neutrino masses in large volume compactificationsVishvas Pandey
Neutralino decay in mu split susyJyotiranjan Beuria
Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay in mu split supersymmetryGurharsh Singh
Electron Electric Dipole Moment Calculation in the mu-Split SUSY realized in the LVS frameworkShannon Serrao
Applications of Special Geometry to String TheoryShannon Serrao
Thermal Conductivity of Holographic Large-N Thermal QCD at Finite Gauge Couplings Pranjal Pandey
Introduction to Conifolds, Klebanov-Witten and Klebanov-Strassler ModelsPranjan Pandey
Introduction to Bosonic and Superstring TheoryRanit Das
Mass Spectrum of 0++ GlueballRanit Das
Instantonic Confi gurations on Flavor Branes Embedded in Non-Kaehler Resolved Warped ConifoldsDaattavya Aggarwal
Introduction to Superstring TheoryAbhijit Sen
Speed of Sound at Finite Gauge/String CouplingAbhijit Sen
Holographic Decays of Glueballs into Mesons at Finite CouplingSharad Mishra
Research Scholar Groups
Scholar NameInterest
Vikas YadavString theory
Gopal YadavString theory
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Study of Black Holes and Compactification Geometries in String TheoryPayal KauraA2004
Topics in Large Volume Swiss Cheese Compactification GeometriesPramod ShuklaA2006
Topics in String PhenomenologyMansi DhuriaA2009
Study of M Theory Uplift of Desingularized Conifold Geometries Relevant to Thermal QCDKarunava SilA2014
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
Institute of Advanced Study, PrincetonInvited to give a seminar on my research work2005
Harvard UniversityScientific Discussions2005-2mths
Cornell UniversityInvited to give a seminar on my research work.2005
University of RochesterInvited by the physics department to give a seminar on my research work.2005
Enrico Fermi Institute, University of ChicagoVisting professor2006-2wks
Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics, Ann Arbor, MichiganMeeting with the particle theory group2006
ICTP, ItalyVisit as an associate to the ICTP.2006-1.5mt
CERN, GenevaVisiting Scientist2007-5wks
McGill University, Montreal, CanadaVisiting professor to give a seminar2007
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USAVisiting Professor to give a seminar2007
Ohio State University, Columbus, USAVisiting Professor to give a seminar2007
Columbia University, New York, USAVisiting Professor to give a seminar2007
Cornell UniversityResearch discussions and give a seminar2008
Perimeter Institute, CanadaResearch discussions and give a seminar at a conference: PASCOS082008-2wks
Caltech, USAGive a seminar2008
UCLA, USAGive a seminar2008
UC Berkeley, USAGive a seminar2008
ICTP, ItalyAssociate2008-6wks
Harvard UniversityScientific Discussions and (giving a) seminar2009-1wk
Institute of Advanced Study, PrincetonScientific Discussions2009-2wks
McGill UniversityGive a seminar2009
ICTP, ItalyJunior Associate2009-6wks
Imperial College, LondonSeminar2010
Maryland Center for Fundamental Physics/Center for Particle and String Theory, U.MarylandResearch discussion+seminar2010-1wk
Max Planck Institute, MunichResearch Discussion+Seminar2010-2wks
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USADiscussions+Seminar2011
Berkeley Center for Theoretical Physics,University of California, Berkeley, USASeminar + Discussions2011
Northeastern University, Boston, USASeminar+Discussions2011
Theoretical Physics Division, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Liverpool, UKDiscussions+Seminar2011
Centre for Research in String Theory, Queen Mary University of London, London, UKSeminar+Discussions2011
Northeastern University, BostonGive seminarMay 2014
University of LiverpoolTheory group + string theory group seminarsMay 2014
Swansea UniversitySeminar + Research discussionsMay 2014
Neils Bohr Institute, CopenhagenSeminar + DiscussionsMay 2014
ETH, Zurich, SwitzerlandSeminar + Discussion2011
CERNResearch work + Discussions06/14-1mth
Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of LiverpoolGive seminar 21-22/5/18
Theoretical Physics group, Imperial College LondonGive seminar23-24/5/18
Center for High Energy Physics, McGill UniversityVisiting Professor on Research collaboration2018-7wks
Southampton Theory Astrophysics and Gravity (STAG) Research Centre, Univ. of SouthamptonSeminar + discussion18-19/5/16
MPI for Physics, MunichSeminar+research2016-2wks
MPI/Albert Einstein Institute for Gravitational PhysicsSeminar+Research2016-2wks
Purdue UniversityResearch discussions + seminar05/12
CERN, Geneva, SwitzerlandScientific Discussions2011-5wks
MPI/Albert Einstein Institute for Gravitation, GolmResearch discussions+seminar2010-1wk
Syracuse UniversityGive a seminar2/5/13
Johns UniversityResearch disucussions & give seminar6/5/13
ICTP, Trieste, ItalyVisit as a Regular Associate5/13-8wks
King's College, London, UKSeminar+discussionMay 2015
Chalmers University of Technology, Goetenburg, Sweden,Seminar + discussionMay 2015
Purdue University, Indiana, USAGive a seminar+discussionsMay 2015
Brown University, Rhode Island, USASeminar + discussionMay 2015
McGill UniversitySeminar + Discussions2012
ICTP, Trieste, ItalyVisit as Associate + Give a talk at PASCOS 2015May27Jul11
IFT, UAM-CSIC, Madrid, SpainGive a talk at eNLarge HorizonsJun1-5,'15
University of Rome, La SapienzaGive a talk at MG14July 2015
Enrico Fermi Institute, U.ChicagoSeminar2010
Neils Bohr Institute, CopenhagenResearch discussion+Seminar2010-1wk
ICTP, ItalyVisit as a regular assoicate to the ICTP2012-7wks
Center for High Energy Physics, McGill UniversityVisiting Professor, collaboration'17-1.5mth
Purdue UnversityResearch discussions + seminar20-25/5/19
McGill UniversityResearch collaboration2019,1.5m
Courses or Conferences Organised
Conference NameSponsored ByDate
Theoretical High Energy Physics (THEP)-IAICTEMar 16-20,
International Workshop on Theoretical High Energy PhysicsSimons Foundation, Indo-US Forum of ST,ICTP,DST,DAE,HRI,IMSc,TIFR,SINPMarch 15-2
Special Lectures Delivered
4=10-6=11-7BITS Pilani02-2007
Introduction to String TheoryIIT Roorkee09-02-10
Applications of String Theory to CosmologyIIT Roorkee2011
Teen se Adhik Sthanon ki Bhotiki aur GanithKurukshetra Panorama and Science Centre21-12-12
Unification of Forces Using Extra DimensionsMalviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur09-03-13
Perspectives of/on Modern Theoretical High Energy PhysicsBabasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Central University, Lucknow07-12-2013
Unification of Fundamental InteractionsGarhwal University, Srinagar, Uttarakhand24/01/14
Math of Fundamental Interactions of the Universe/Brahmand ke moolbhooth Anturkriyaoon ka GunithGarhwal University, Srinagar, Uttarakhand25-11-14
From 0D(.) to 1D(String)[TEDx IIT Roorkee meeting on "Questioning the Full Stop"]IIT RoorkeeApr 12, 15
Key note address: "Vision India: 'Great Expectations' from the Empowered Youth"Methodist Girls' Degree College, RoorkeeMar 19 , 2
Higher Dimensions in Understanding Physics of Lower DimensionsUCBMSH Dehradun10/11/2016
Gravitational Waves from General Relativity: The Theoretical Backbone of the 2017 Nobel in PhysicsIIT Roorkee24-10-17
Unification with Strings AttachedPunjab Engineering College, Chandigarh12/01/2017
The Strong ConeATI, NainitalSep 2019
Books Authored
International Workshop on Theoretical High Energy Physics Proceedings
By: Aalok Misra (editor)
Published by: American Institute of Physics Page No: 1-370 (Vol CP 939) year: 2007
Refereed Journal Papers

My complete list of publications is available at:,aalok+and+not+aff+mumbai+u.+and+not+aff+los+alamos+and+not+aff+texas+a-m+and+not+lbl,+berkeley+and+not+a+misra,a.k.+and+not+misra,a.p.+and+d%3E1997

MQCD, ('Barely') G(2) manifolds and (orientifold of) a compact Calabi-Yau
Aalok Misra 
Int.J.Mod.Phys. A20 (2005) 2059-2098 (
Flux vacua statistics for two-parameter Calabi-Yau's
A. Misra, A. Nanda 
Published in Fortsch.Phys. 53 (2005) 246-259 (

Uplifting the Iwasawa
Anne Franzen, Payal Kaura, Aalok Misra, Rajyavardhan Ray
Published in Fortsch.Phys. 54 (2006) 207-224 (

Flow equations for uplifting half-flat to spin(7) manifolds
Aalok Misra
Published in J.Math.Phys. 47 (2006) 033504 (


On the Existence of Non-Supersymmetric Black Hole Attractors for Two-Parameter Calabi-Yau's and Attractor Equations
Payal Kaura, Aalok Misra
Published in: Fortschritte der Physik Vol: 54 (Pg 1109-1141) Date: 2006 (

Super Picard-Fuchs equation and monodromies for supermanifolds
Payal Kaura, Aalok Misra, Pramod Shukla
Published in: Journal of Mathematical Physics Vol: 48 (Pg 022306) Date: 2007 (

Supersymmetry of noncompact MQCD-like membrane instantons and heat kernel asymptotics
Kanishka Belani, Payal Kaura, Aalok Misra
Published in: Journal of High Energy Physics Vol: 0610 (Pg 023) Date: 2006 (


Moduli stabilization, large-volume dS minimum without D3-bar branes, (non-)supersymmetric black hole attractors and two-parameter Swiss cheese Calabri-Yau's
 Aalok Misra, Pramod Shukla
Published in: Nuclear Physics B Vol: 799 (Pg 165-198) Date: 2008 (

Large Volume Axionic Swiss-Cheese Inflation
Aalok Misra, Pramod Shukla
Published in: Nuclear Physics B Vol: 800 (Pg 384-400) Date: 2008 (

"Finite" Non-Gaussianities and Tensor-Scalar Ratio in Large Volume Swiss-Cheese Compacti¯cations
Aalok Misra, Pramod Shukla
Published in: Nuclear Physics B Vol: 810 (Pg 174) Date: 2009 (

Issues in Swiss-Cheese Compactifications (Invited Review)
Aalok Misra
Published in: Modern Physics Letters A Vol: 23 (Pg 3031) Date: 2008 (

Swiss Cheese D3-D7 Soft SUSY Breaking
Aalok Misra, Pramod Shukla
Published in Nucl.Phys. B827 (2010) 112-182 (

Soft SUSY breaking parameters and RG running of squark and slepton masses in large volume Swiss Cheese compactifications
Aalok Misra, Pramod Shukla
Published in Phys.Lett. B685 (2010) 347-352 (


On 'Light' Fermions and Proton Stability in 'Big Divisor' D3/D7 Swiss Cheese Phenomenology
Aalok Misra, Pramod Shukla
Published in Eur.Phys.J. C71 (2011) 1662 (


'Big' Divisor D3/D7 Swiss Cheese Phenomenology (Invited Review)
Aalok MisraMod.Phys.Lett. A26 (2011) 1-17 (


Towards Large Volume Big Divisor D3-D7 'mu-Split Supersymmetry' and Ricci-Flat Swiss-Cheese Metrics, and Dimension-Six Neutrino Mass Operators
Mansi Dhuria, Aalok Misra, Nucl.Phys. B855 (2012) 439-507 (


Local D3/D7 mu-Split SUSY, 125 GeV Higgs and Large Volume Ricci-Flat Swiss-Cheese Metrics: A Brief Review (Invited Review)
Aalok Misra, Mod.Phys.Lett. A27 (2012) 1230013 (


(N)LSP Decays and Gravitino Dark Matter Relic Abundance in Big Divisor (nearly) SLagy D3/D7 mu-Split SUSY,
Mansi Dhuria, Aalok Misra, Nucl.Phys. B867 (2013) 636 –748 (


Towards MQGP
Mansi Dhuria, Aalok Misra, JHEP 1311 (2013) 001(

Swiss-Cheese Gravitino Dark Matter
Aalok Misra
Light Cone 2012, University of Delhi, Nucl.Phys.Proc.Suppl. 251-252 (2014) 50-55 (


Sizable electron/neutron electric dipole moment in D3/D7μ-split supersymmetry
Mansi Dhuria, Aalok Misra, Phys.Rev. D90 (2014) 8, 085023(


Transport Coefficients of Black MQGP M3-Branes
Mansi Dhuria, Aalok Misra, Eur.Phys.J. C75 (2015) 1, 16 (


On Aspects of Holographic Thermal QCD at Finite Coupling 
Karunava Sil , Aalok Misra, Nucl. Phys. B910 (2016), 754-822 (


New Insights into Properties of Large-N Holographic Thermal QCD at Finite Gauge Coupling at (the Non-Conformal/Next-to) Leading Order in N
Karunava Sil, Aalok Misra, Eur.Phys.J. C76 (2016) no.11, 618 (


Top-Down Holographic G-Structure Glueball Spectroscopy at N(N)LO in N and Finite Gauge Coupling,                         Karunava Sil, VIkas Yadav, Aalok Misra, Eur. Phys. J. C [2017] (


Delocalized SYZ Mirrors and Confronting Top-Down SU(3)-Structure Holographic Meson Masses at Finite g and Nc with P(article) D(ata) G(roup) Values,
Vikas Yadav, Aalok Misra, Karunava Sil,  Eur.Phys.J. C77 (2017) no.10, 656 (


Resolved warped deformed conifolds and large-N thermal QCD via black M3-branes,
Aalok Misra, The Fourteenth Marcel Grossmann Meeting, pp. 4211-4215 (2017) (


M-Theory Exotic Scalar Glueball Decays to Mesons at Finite Coupling
Vikas Yadav, Aalok Misra
JHEP 1809 (2018) 133 (


Bulk Viscosity at Extreme Limits: From Kinetic Theory to Strings,

A. Czajka, K. Dasgupta, C. Gale, S. Jeon, A. Misra, M. Richard and K. Sil,

JHEP07(2019)145 (




  • In the older M.Sc. syllabus, I had revised PH-521 (Mathematical Physics) and designed new courses: PH-671(General Relativity), PH-674(Advanced Mathematical Physics), PH-684(Quantum Field Theory) and PH-694(Advanced Quantum Field Theory). In the newer integrated/regular M.Sc. syllabus, I was involved in designing the following courses: PH-505(Mathematical Physics), PH-503(Quantum Mechanics-I), PH-508(Quantum Mechanics-II), PH-510 (Nuclear and Particle Physics), PH-619(A Primer in Quantum Field Theory), PH-623 (General Relativity) and PH-625(Particle Physics).