Gautam Rupak

Gautam Rupak

Gautam Rupak

Professor, Nuclear Theory

125 Hilbun Hall
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Dr. Gautam Rupak is Professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Mississippi State University.

Graduate Students

  • Pradeepa Premarathna, 2015 MS, 2020 PhD
  • Akshay Vaghani, 2017 PhD
  • Kristopher Katterjohn, 2015 MS
  • Pranaam Ravi, 2014 MS
  • Lakma Fermando, 2013 PhD

Teaching Areas

  • PH4723/6723 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics II
  • PH4713/6713 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics I
  • PH3613 Modern Physics
  • PH2213 Physics I
  • PH2233 Physics III
  • PH4413/6413 Thermal Physics
  • PH4333/6333 Electricity and Magnetism
  • PH8313 Electricity and Magnetism


  • Ph. D., Physics, University of Washington, 2000
  • M.S., Physics University of Washington, 1996
  • B.A., Physics and Mathematics, Boston Unviersity, 1995


  • 2014-present: Associate Professor, Mississippi State University
  • 2008-2014: Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University
  • 2007-2008: Research Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University
  • 2006-2007: Postdoctoral Research Associate, North Carolina State University
  • 2005-2006: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Institute for Nuclear Theory, Seattle
  • 2003-2005: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Los Alamos National Lab
  • 2001-2003: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
  • 2000-2001: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Canadian National Lab
  • 1997-2000: Research Assistant, University of Washington
  • 1994-1995: Undergraduate Senior Project, Boston University
  • 1994: Research Experiences for Undergraduates, Indiana University

Research Interests

  • Nuclear Structure and Reactions from Lattice Effective Field Theory

Publication Impact INSPIRE database

Total number of citations 2346
Number of articles 42
h-index 26
Number of citations to most cited publication 251
Citation average per article 55.9

Recent Publications

  • “Bayesian analysis of capture reactions 3He(α, γ) 7Be and 3H(α, γ) 7Li”, P. Premarathna and G. Rupak, arXiv:1906:04143. Submitted for journal publication
  • “Universal behavior of p-wave proton-proton fusion near threshold”, B. Acharya, L. Platter and G. Rupak, Phys. Rev. C 100, 0210001 (2019)- Rapid Communications.
  • “Fate of the neutron-deuteron virtual state as an Efimov level”, G. Rupak, A. Vaghani, R. Higa, U. van Kolck, Phys. Lett. B 791, 414 (2019).

Honors/Professional Activities

  • Charter member of the Gamma chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in MS
  • Member of Golden Key National Honor Society
  • 1995 College Prize for Excellence in Mathematics, Boston University
  • 1995 College Prize for Excellence in Physics, Boston University