I am a Ph.D. candidate at the C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics in Stony Brook University (SUNY Stony Brook), where my advisor is Prof. Martin Roček.
My primary areas of research are superstring theory and M-theory, with
connections to AdS/CFT, supergravity and related mathematics. I do also
maintain a broad interest in quantum field theory and condensed matter
theory, particularly aspects that overlap with geometry/topology (and
increasingly, string theory!).
Prior to joining Stony Brook, I received a Master's in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Insititute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) where I specialized in Microelectronics and Device Physics. My Master's thesis was entitled "Non-equilibrium Green Function Studies of Spin Field Effect Transistors".
This was preceded by a Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering (B.Tech.)
also from IIT Kanpur. My Bachelor's thesis was entitled "Finite Element Modeling of Radiation Conditions in Electromagnetic Scattering"
and was awarded the Best B.Tech. Project Award. During the course of my
undergraduate and graduate studies at IIT Kanpur, I developed and
sustained a strong interest in physics, and gravitated more towards
theory. I have continued to dabble on and off in electronic circuits
and analog circuit design, as a hobby.
A more detailed CV may follow in the distant future, when I can
convince myself to write more about myself without sounding sillier
than I already have.
I created this website to store my evolving set of notes in physics and
math, and to record anything I find interesting during the course of my
research. If you find any errors in the material locally hosted here,
or have any suggestions, criticism or comments, please feel free to
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