Professor Ashwin Pande is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics in the School of Arts and Sciences, Ahmedabad University. Apart from teaching, he conducts research into subjects of his interest. Presently, his research work is in two main fields: His current body of research is on Topological T-duality, a relatively new branch of Topology and Geometry inspired by the T-duality symmetry of String Theory. His older body of research is on Spatiotemporal Chaos in Nonequilibrium Systems, a by-now well-established part of both Nonequilibrium Physics and Chaos Theory. Currently, he works on problems in Mathematical Physics connected to Topological T-duality. He is also working on Spatiotemporal Chaos in a model for Active Membranes proposed Prof. Sriram Ramaswamy (IISc-Bangalore).
Professor Pande has a Doctorate in Pure Mathematics from the Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park. For this thesis he worked on Topological T-duality with Professor Jonathan Rosenberg at the Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland at College Park. He also has a MA in Mathematics from the Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland at College Park.
In addition he has a Doctorate in Physics from the Physics Department, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. For his thesis, he studied some spatiotemporally chaotic states of some model Nonequilibrium Systems with Professor Rahul Pandit in the Theory Group (now the Centre for Condensed Matter Theory), Physics Department, IISc Bangalore. Dr. Pande also has a MS degree in Physics from the Physics Department, IISc Bangalore.
Professor Pande was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the School of Mathematical Sciences, NISER, Bhubaneshwar between 2014-2016. He was granted a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Mathematics Department, HRI Allahabad from 2011-2014. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the String Theory Group, RSPHYSSE, ANU Canberra with Professor P. Bouwknegt from 2007-2009.
In addition to conducting research into subjects of his interest, Dr. Pande is interested in developing a broad agenda for teaching interdisciplinary courses which try to link mathematic and physics to various subjects.