- Published on 27 January 2023
It is with great sadness that we learn of the sudden passing of Professor Amit Dutta (Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India), member of the Editorial Board of EPJB. An elected Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru, Prof Dutta was a member of the Physics Department at IIT Kanpur since 2003, having obtained his PhD from Jadavpur University in 2000. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the Max-Plank-Institut fur Physik Komplexer Systeme, Dresden and the Institut fur Theoretishe Physik, Universitat Wurzburg, and his research interests were in the fields of quantum phase transitions, non-equilibrium dynamics of quantum many body systems and quantum information.
An active and enthusiastic Associate Editor for EPJB since 2017, Prof Dutta was also an author for the journal, most recently publishing a Topical Review article (with Sourav Bhattacharjee) on Quantum thermal machines and batteries.
On behalf of all of Amit’s colleagues at EPJ, we would like to express our sincere condolences to his family for their loss.