Dr. Nijo has joined as Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics in December, 2014. Earlier he held the same post at Sacred Heart College, Thevara, Kochi prior to that he was a UGC Dr. D S Kothari Post Doctoral fellow at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam.
Nijo obtained Masters and Doctorate in Physics from the Department of Physics, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala in 2006 and 2013 respectively. He received Bachelor’s Degree in Physics from Christ College, Irinjalakuda, University of Calicut in 2004.
He is a Life Member of Academy of Physics Teachers (APT), Kerala
His areas of research interests are Black hole physics, Gravitational waves and Dark energy models and teaching interests are in theoretical and computational physics.
Apart from his research and teaching he is actively involved in various public outreach and science popularization activities. His hobbies include astrophotography and making science toys.
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My areas of research interests are Black hole physics, Gravitational waves and Dark energy models. Black hole’s response to external perturbations will carry significant information about these exotic objects. This response, is dominated by the damped oscillation of the perturbations, called quasinormal modes(QNMs), followed by the tails of decay and is the characteristic of the background black hole spacetime. On the other hand, in the last three decades, several shortcomings came out in the Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity(GTR), mainly due to the observed accelerated expansion of the universe and the failure to achieve a quantum version of gravity. My studies probe the signature of new theories of gravity on the evolution of various field perturbations on the black hole spacetimes. Recently direct detection of gravitational waves from black hole binary system is realized by LIGO team. We hope the information about the fundamental theory can be obtained from the gravitational waves produced by events involving the black hole.
13. Indian Academy’s Refresher course on Quantum Mechanics, Bishop Moore College, Mavelikkara, (May 1-14, 2017)