PEOPLE Faculty
ICTS-TIFR Bengaluru
Area of Research:  String Theory, Black Hole Physics and Quantum Field Theory
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Research interests: String theory, Black hole physics and Quantum field theory with a focus on real time, finite temperature quantum field theory.

Teaching  :

  •  [Research methodology, ethics and communication] ICTS Core Graduate Course (Jan- May 2021,
    Aug-Dec 2022/2023)
  •  [Advanced Electromagnetism] ICTS Graduate Core Course (Jan-May 2018/2019/2020/2021/2022/2023)
  •  [Open Quantum Systems]: with Manas Kulkarni (Jan-May 2017)

Reading Courses :

  • [Non-perturbative quantum field theory]  : Reading course (Aug-Dec 2022)
  • [Classical Gauge Theory]  : Reading course (Aug-Dec 2017)
  • [Perturbative String Theory I and II] : Reading course (Aug-Dec 2016/2019, Jan-May 2017/2020)
  • [Group Theory (Solid state physics oriented)] : Reading course (Aug-Dec 2016)

Education and Employment:

  • Faculty (Associate Prof. G) (2020 -- Present) : International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Bengaluru, India.
  • Faculty (Reader F) (2015 Oct -- 2020) : International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Bengaluru, India.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow (2013 Sep -- 2016 May) : Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ, U.S.A.
  • Junior Fellow (2010 Sep -- 2013 May) : Harvard Society of Fellows, Harvard University, Cambridge, U.S.A..
  • Ph.D.  (2006 Aug -- 2010 May) : Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India. Advisor: Prof. Shiraz Minwalla. 
    Thesis : Weyl covariance, Hydrodynamics and Gravity
  • Master of Science in Physics (2001 Aug -- 2006 May) : Integrated five year programme, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, India.

Publications :

Graduate Students mentored (ICTS Joining year, Registration year-Graduating year) :