The University of Mississippi
Department of Physics and Astronomy

Dr. Kumar Bhatt

[Photo of Dr. Kumar Bhatt]

Office: 121B Lewis Hall
Phone: (662) 915-7642

Degrees Earned

  • Ph.D., 1962, University of Chicago


  • Research Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1962-64
  • Fellow, Associate Professor, Professor, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahemedabad, India, 1965-87
  • (Visiting) Research Scientist, Oak Ridge National Lab., 1967-69
  • Visiting Senior Professor, Centre de Recherches Nucléaires et Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France 1984-85
  • Visiting Professor, University of Texas, Austin, Fall 1985, Summers 1986, 1988
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, 1986-88
  • Visiting Associate Professor, University of Mississippi, 1989-92
  • Associate Professor, University of Mississippi, 1992–2003
  • Professor Emeritus, University of Mississippi, 2003–


  • American Physical Society
  • Sigma Xi

Research Interests

My research work is concerned with theoretical study of the collective states of nuclei. In the past we studied such states in the framework of the "Deformed Configuration Mixing Shell Model". In recent years, I have been collaborating with colleagues at Oak Ridge National Lab to use the available experimental information on collective quadrupole transitions to test the predictions of recent theoretical models. I am also interested in Fractal models for Physical phenomena.