Santa Fe Institute


Research Themes

Interest Areas

  • Evolution of Languages
  • Evolution of Viruses and Host-Virus Interactions
  • Observed Quantum Systems
  • Phylogenetic Methods and their Applications
  • Rational Design of Vaccines

Tanmoy Bhattacharya

Professor, Santa Fe Institute

Scientist 5, Los Alamos National Laboratory, T-2

Curriculum Vitae


Tanmoy Bhattacharya, Ph.D., SFI Professor and TSM, Los Alamos National Laboratory, T-8. Dr. Bhattacharya attended the Indian Institute of Technology where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1982 and Master of Science degree in 1984. In 1989, Dr. Bhattacharya received his Doctorate of Philosophy in Physics from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. He then joined the Brookhaven National Laboratory at Brookhaven in Long Island as a postdoctoral fellow. After two years in Long Island, Dr. Bhattacharya moved to France to work at Service de Physique Theorique. In November 1992, he moved back to the United States to join the high-energy particle theory group at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico as a postdoc and in 1999 he became a regular staff member at Los Alamos Labs. Dr. Bhattacharya joined SFI as part time resident faculty in 2005. Dr. Bhattachary's research areas include: Physics of Complex Systems; Emergence and Innovation in Evolutionary Systems; Dynamics and Quantitative Studies of Human Behavior; and Emergence, Organization and Dynamics of Living Systems.


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