A little about myself ...
Curiosity is an essential part of my being. The sense of awe, wonder and delight on the nature of things around me gives me plenty of energy to pursue the different trails that attract my attention. Being a physicist has given me an opportunity to pursue some practical interests - the mathematician in me gives free vent to the imagination - the philosopher in my being tries to rationalize and accept things as they are, instead of what they should be. I have tried to pursue, as much as possible, knowledge for its own sake.
I have the good luck of working and interacting with scholars, scientists, and students from a variety of disciplines, countries and backgrounds. I had my school and university in India and my second Master's (in Nuclear Physics) and Doctorate in Canada. My research took me to Italy, Turkey, Australia, Germany, UK and the US. I like the different kinds of people I meet. I am involved in the Study of the Detection of Gravitational Waves - a topic of enduring interest and fascination for me. In this context, I collaborate with members of the LIGO Group (Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory initially started as a MIT - CalTech collaboration).
I have fun participating in the variety of sports I always enjoy - cricket, badminton, tennis and jogging, etc. I am a great admirer of Terry Fox and do the Run for Cancer Research Support every year. The practice of Yoga has given me some patience, flexibility and equanimity to face the occasional storms and turbulence of life. I try to live life to the fullest. I am fortunate to have an understanding and loving wife Raji. She is an excellent dancer. Dancing and physics can go very well together. We have two fine children - a son Chandrasekhar (Chandu) and daughter Silpa. We count ourselves fortunate!
- Theoretical Physics: Production and Detection of Gravitational Radiation
- Binary black hole orbits; Apsidal, and Lense-Thirring precession
- Heisenberg-Euler Lagrangian and Applications in Quantum Electrodynamics (QED) and Astrophysics
- The Lambert W Function and its applications
- Soliton solutions of Non-linear Wave Equations, Photonic Band Gaps
- Applications oriented research: Non-linear differential equations, finite element techniques and applications, computer simulation, CAD/CAM, Geometrical Tolerances
- Berry's Phase, Phase Shift Analysis
- Ultra Relativistic Nuclear Collisions, Stellar Nuclear Reactions
- Indo Canada Shastri Foundation Fellowship. (2009)
- Professional Physicist, Canadian Association of Physics. (2000- present)
- Visiting Research Fellow - Universities of: 1) Salerno, Italy. 2) Theoretical Physics Institute, Giessen, Germany (Summer 2003).
- Einstein Papers Project, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA. (2001)
- American Men and Women of Science. (1986)
- Alexander Von Humboldt Fellow; National Research Council Canada Research Fellowship. (1982-84)
- Gold Medal in Mathematics, Osmania University, Govt. of India Scholar Academic Excellence. (1962-68)
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