Basu R. Lamichhane, Ph.D.

Visiting assistant professor of physics and astronomy

Email:[email protected]

Department: Physics and astronomy

Location: Center for Science and Technology, Room 204
801 National Road
Richmond, Indiana 47374

About me

I am an experimental AMO physicist with research experience in charge particle spectroscopy, cold atoms, scientific data acquiziation and analysis, experimental designs, Ultra High vacuum systems. I came to the United States in 2012 and received a Ph.D. (Physics) in 2018 from Missouri University of Science and Technology. My Ph.D. research project was to study the few-body dynamics of the atomic scattering processes in proton-molecule collisions. After completing my doctoral degree, I worked as a post-doctoral fellow/Research Assistant Professor at Temple University’s Physics Department for two years. I worked on the project “Heavy Unseen Neutrinos by Total Energy-momentum Reconstruction (HUNTER)”, which is a sensitive search for sterile neutrinos, particles needed to provide a solution to the galactic dark matter problem. I was then appointed as a visiting faculty of physics at Grand Valley State University in 2020 and finally in the fall of 2021, I came to Earlham College as a visiting assistant professor of physics and astronomy. I always admire the role played by numerous teachers in my life, and I am enthusiastic about teaching as well as research in physics.


  • Ph.D., Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • MSC, Tribhuvan University
  • BSC, Tribhuvan University

Scholarly interest

  • Atomic Few-Body Problem
  • Dynamic atomic systems
  • Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy
  • Laser-Atom Interactions
  • Ultra cold Atoms/Molecules
  • Sterile nuetrino search

Research projects

I am working on the project, “Study the Few-Body Dynamics in Simple Atomic Systems using Coherence effects” in collaboration with Dr. Michael Schulz at Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO. Additionally, I am involved in the experimental design of nuetrino search experiment, “Heavy Unseen Neutrinos by Total Energy-momentum Reconstruction (HUNTER)” led by professor C. J. Martoff at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

Published works


Book chapter