Dipangkar Dutta

Dipangkar Dutta

Dipangkar Dutta

Professor, Experimental Medium and High Energy Nuclear Physics

010C Hilbun Hall
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Dr. Dipankar Dutta is a Professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Mississippi State University. His research is focused on precision measurement of fundamental properties of nucleons. These studies seek to understand the internal structure of hadrons in terms of the underlying quark and gluon degrees of freedom of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD). Most of this research is carried out at Jefferson Lab (JLab) in Newport News, VA in search of signatures of QCD in nuclei. His research program also includes precision tests of fundamental symmetries and the Standard Model, which constitute experimental searches for new forces beyond the four included in the Standard Model.

Post-Doctoral Associates

  • Dr. Aruni Nadeeshani, Current, PhD 2022
  • Dr. Catherine Ayuso, Former, PhD 2019
  • Dr. Carlos Gayoso, Former, PhD 2012
  • Dr. Latif-ul Kabir, Former, 2017-2019
  • Dr. Krishna Adhikari, Former, 2014-2017
  • Dr. Mitra Shabestari, Former, 2011-2014

Graduate Students

  • Buddhiman Tamang, PhD expected 2028
  • Erik Wrightson, PhD expected 2028
  • Hem Bhatt, 2019 MS, PhD expected 2023
  • Kofi Assumin-Gyimah, PhD expected 2023
  • Abishek Karki, 2019 MS, 2022 PhD
  • Deepak Bhetuwal, 2019 MS, 2021 PhD
  • Li Ye, 2014 MS, 2018 PhD
  • Amrendra Narayan, 2008 MS, 2015 PhD
  • Abdullah Altayer, 2017 MS
  • Yipeng Jiang, 2015 MS
  • Edward Leggett, 2009 BS, 2011 MS
  • Nuruzamman, 2010 MS

Teaching Areas

  • PH2213-H01 Honors Physics I
  • PH3613 Modern Physics
  • PH4613/6613 Introduction to Nuclear and Particle Physics
  • PH4713/6713 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
  • PH4113/6113 Electronics
  • PH4723/6723 Applications of Quantum Mechanics
  • PH2233 Physics III
  • PH8613 Nuclear Physics
  • PH1001 Guesstimation


  • Ph. D. Physics, Northwestern University, IL, 1999
  • B.Tech. Engineering Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, India, 1992


  • 2016-present: Professor, Mississippi State University
  • 2012-2016: Associate Professor, Mississippi State University
  • 2006-2012: Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University
  • 2003-2006: Assistant Research Professor, Duke University
  • 1999-2002: Postdoctoral to Senior Postdoctoral Research Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Interests

  • Quantum Chromodynamics
  • Testing of Standard Model and fundamental symmetries

Most Important Publications

  • Ruling out color transparency in quasielestic 12C(e,e'p) up to Q2 of 14.2 (GeV/c)2, D. Bhetuwal et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 126, 082301 (2021).
  • A small proton charge radius from an electron-proton scattering experiment, W. Xiong et al., Nature 575, 7781 (2019).
  • Precision measurement of the weak charge of the proton, D. Androic et al., Nature 557, 207 (2018).
  • Precision Electron-Beam Polarimetry at 1 GeV Using Diamond Microstrip Detectors, A. Narayan et al., Phys. Rev. X 6, 011013 (2016).
  • Measurement of Nuclear Transparency for the A(e,e'π+) Reaction, B. Clasie et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 242502 (2007).

Other Important Publications

  • A novel comparison of Møller and Compton electron-beam polarimeters, J. A. Magee et al., Phys. Lett. B 766, 339 (2017).
  • A Test of Local Lorentz Invariance with Compton Scattering Asymmetry, P. Mohanmurthy, A. Narayan and D. Dutta, Mod. Phys. Lett. A 31, 1650220 (2016).
  • Color transparency: Past, present and future, D. Dutta, K. Hafidi and M. Strikman, Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. 69, 1 (2013).
  • Pion-induced Drell-Yan processes and the flavor-dependent EMC effect, D. Dutta, J-C. Peng, I. Cloet and D. Gaskell, Phys. Rev. C 83, 042201R (2011).
  • Nuclear transparency with the γn → πp process in 4He, D. Dutta et al., Phys. Rev. C 68, 021001R (2003).

Honors/Professional Activities

  • Jefferson Lab, Hall-C Steering Committee, 2009-2010, 2018-present
  • Robert Holland Faculty Senate, MSU 2016-present
  • Jefferson Lab, JSA Travel Grant Committee, 2009-present
  • Jefferson Lab, User Group Board of Directors, 2013 - 2015
  • Jefferson Lab, Hall-A Collaboration Committee, 2010 - 2012
  • April 2011 Arts & Science Researcher of The Month Citation
  • 2010 Henry Family Dean's Eminent Scholar
  • 2010 State Pride award
  • 2010 JSA Sabbatical Support Award
  • Developed a freshman seminar course named "Guesstimation" under the MSU first year experience program, which is the first such course offered by the department of Physics, 2009
  • TUNL Seminar Chair, 2003 - 2004