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Rajesh Kumble Nayak

Physics (IIA, Bangalore, 2002)
Area of Interest:
General Theory of Relativity, Relativistic Astrophysics and Cosmology
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Research Interest:

Gravitational Waves and Gravitational Waves Data Analysis, General Theory of Relativity and Relativistic Astrophysics and Cosmology

Academic Qualification:
  • Ph. D. (Physics), Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore and Bangalore University, 2002.
  • M. Sc. (Physics), Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, 1993.
  • B. Sc. (Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science, St. Aloysius College, Mangalore and Mangalore Univerisity, 1991.
  • Positions:
  • Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Kolkata (2007 -)
  • Post-Doctoral Research Assistant, University of Texas at Brownsville, Texas (2004-2007).
  • Henri Poincaré Post Doctoral Fellow, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, Nice (2003-2005).
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Inter University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune, India (2000-2003).
  • Awards and Honors:

    List of Publications:

    1. S V Dhurandhar , K Rajesh Nayak and J-Y Vinet, "Time-delay interferometry for LISA with one arm dysfunctional", Class. Quantum Grav. 27 135013(2010).
    2. K Rajesh Nayak, "Einstein equations and inertial forces in axially symmetric stationary spacetimes", Gen. Relativ. Gravit., 41, 2737(2009).
    3. S V Dhurandhar, J-Y Vinet and K Rajesh Nayak, "General relativistic treatment of LISA optical links", Class. Quantum Grav., 25, 245002(2008).
    4. Stanislav Babak, et. al, "Report on the second mock LISA data challenge", Class. Quantum Grav. 24 (2008).
    5. K Rajesh Nayak, Soumya D Mohanty and Kazuhiro Hayama, "The tomographic method for LISA binaries: application to MLDC data", Class. Quantum Grav. 24, S587( 2007).
    6. K A Arnaud et. al, "Report on the first round of the Mock LISA Data Challenges", Class. Quantum Grav. 24, S529(2007).
    7. Soumya D. Mohanty and K. Rajesh Nayak, "Tomographic reconstruction of LISA Galactic binary distribution", Phys. Rev. D 73, 083006 (2006), gr-qc/0512014.
    8. K. Rajesh Nayak, S. Koshti, S. V. Dhurandhar and J-Y. Vinet, "On the minimum flexing of LISA's arms" , Class. Quantum Grav., 23, 1763(2006),gr-qc/0507105.
    9. K. Rajesh Nayak and J-Y. Vinet, "Algebraic Approach to Time-Delay Data Analysis: Orbiting case", Class. Quantum Grav. 22 S437(2005).
    10. S. V. Dhurandhar, K. Rajesh Nayak, S. Koshti and J-Y. Vinet, "Fundamentals of the LISA Stable Flight Formation", Class. Quantum Grav. 22 481(2005).
    11. K. Rajesh Nayak and J-Y. Vinet, "Algebraic Approach to Time-Delay Data Analysis for Orbiting LISA", Phys Rev D 70, 102003 (2004).
    12. K. Rajesh Nayak, S. V. Dhurandhar, A. Pai and J-Y. Vinet, "Optimising the directional sensitivity of LISA" , Phys. Rev. D (2003), gr-qc/0306050.
    13. K. Rajesh Nayak, A. Pai, S. V. Dhurandhar and J-Y. Vinet, "Improving the Sensitivity of LISA", Class. Quantum. Grav., 20, 1217(2003), gr-qc/0210014 .
    14. B.S. Ramachandra, K. Rajesh Nayak and C.V. Vishveshwara, "Geometry of the Kerr black hole in the Einstein cosmological background", Gen. Relativ. Gravit., 35, 1977(2003),
    15. S. V. Dhurandhar, K. Rajesh Nayak and J-Y. Vinet, "Algebraic approach to time-delay data analysis for LISA", Phs Rev. D 65, 102002(2002), gr-qc/0112059.
    16. K. Rajesh Nayak, M. A. H. Mac Callum and C.V. Vishveshwara, "The Schwarzschild Black Hole in the Einstein Universe", Phys. Rev., D 63, 024020(2000), gr-qc/0006040.
    17. K Rajesh Nayak and C. V. Vishveshwara, "Gyroscopic Precession and Inertial Forces in Axially Symmetric Stationary Spacetimes", Gen. Relativ. Gravit., 30, 593(1998), gr-qc/9808036.
    18. K. Rajesh Nayak and C. V. Vishveshwara, "Gyroscopic Precession and Inertial Forces in Ernst Spacetime", Gen. Relativ. Gravit., 29, 291(1997).
    19. K. Rajesh Nayak and C. V. Vishveshwara, "Gyroscopic Precession and Inertial Forces in Kerr Newman Spacetime", Class Quantum. Grav, 13, 1173(1996).
    20. J M Aguirregabiria, A Chamorro, K Rajesh Nayak, J Suinaga and C V Vishveshwara , "Equilibrium of a Charged Test Particle in the Kerr--Newman Spacetime: Force Analysis", Class Quantum. Grav, 13, 2179(1996).