Dr. Nijo joined in the Department of Physics as Assistant Professor 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. He worked as guest lecturer at Christ college, irinjalakuda for a short period during 2012-13.
Dr. 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 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 of 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)
12. National workshops organized by Academy of Physics Teachers on Theoretical physics and Virtual Astronomy (2015,2016,2017)
11. National Workshop on gravitational waves, M A College, Kothamangalam, Kerala(December, 2015)
10. NationalWorkshop on Gravitation and Cosmology, Sacred Heart College, Thevara, Kerala (September, 2014)
9. Workshop on Astronomy Research: Opportunities and Challenges, MACFAST, Kerala (August, 2013)
8. ICTS School on Numerical Relativity, ICTS-TIFR, Banglore (June 2013).
7. Workshop on Fourier Transforms in (Astro)Physics, M.G. University, Kerala (February, 2013).
6. International Conference on Modern Perspectives of Cosmology and Gravitation(COSGRAV), ISI, Kolkatta (January 2012).
5. VIIth International Conference on Gravitation and Cosmology(ICGC), Goa (December 2011).
4. International Conference on Frontiers in Nanoscience and Technology, Kochi, Kerala (August -2011).
3. Recent Trends in Theoretical Physics, CUSAT, Kerala (March 2011).
2. 26th meeting of the Indian Association for General Relativity and Gravitation (IAGRG-26), HRI, Allahabad (January 2011)
1.Conference on Chandrayana, IMSc, Chennai (January 2011).