Vijay Singh

Visiting Professor

A Brief Introduction: Vijay A. Singh

Prof. Vijay A. Singh is a physicist with an interest in philosophy, history of Indian Mathematics and science education and popularization in rural India. Currently, Visiting Professor, CEBS, Mumbai, he has been President, Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT), 2019-2021, faculty IIT Kanpur (1984-2004) and HBCSE, Tata Institute for Fundamental Research (2004-2015). He was also the National Coordinator, Science Olympiads (2003-2014) and the National Initiative on Undergraduate Physics (NIUS 2004-2012), each for over a decade. His doctoral degree is from SUNY- Albany USA (1978) under Prof. Laura Roth and he has worked there for over 5 years notably at the Solar Energy Research Institute, Colorado (now NREL). He has over 175 peer reviewed publications in various branches of Physics. One of his passions is to guide high school and undergraduate students to carry out quality science research and he has over 30 international publications with them. Another passion is to design science problems around everyday occurrences.

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I. YouTube Channel on Pedagogy and Condensed Matter Physics is either

i. Physics Sutra Official or


II. Publications The major areas are (a) Disordered Systems (b) Defects in Semiconductors (c) Many Body Physics (d) Semiconductor Nanostructures (e) Pedagogical Articles in American J. Physics, European J. Physics, Resonance etc. (f) Miscellaneous such as Path Integrals and Indian Mathematics. A detailed list of some 175 peer reviewed publications (as of 2022) mainly in Physical Review and international publications is to be found in



III. Some idea of my interests maybe found in a somewhat outdated blog https://physicssutra.blogspot – you will also find some testimonials by outstanding students as well as a few certificates (there is one by the late Loknayak Jai Prakash Narayan and another testifying to my grandfather’s involvement in India’s freedom movement).


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