Department of Physics

East Hall, 2 Lippitt Road, Kingston, RI 02881


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Gaurav Khanna

  • Professor
  • Room 317
  • Phone: 401.874.2058
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  • Office Location: Department of Physics,
    East Hall,
    2 Lippitt Road,
    Kingston, RI 02881


Dr. Khanna is a Professor in the Department of Physics and the Director of Research Computing at URI. He works on a variety of challenging problems in theoretical and computational physics. This primary research project is related to the coalescence of binary black hole systems using perturbation theory and estimation of the properties of the emitted gravitational radiation. This research is of relevance to the NSF LIGO laboratory and the upcoming space-borne missions that are just beginning to make direct observations of this radiation. Dr. Khanna has extensive parallel and scientific computing experience, and has detailed knowledge of a variety of computer architectures. He has published nearly 100 research papers in top international journals and secured over 2 million-dollars in research funding to date.

Dr. Khanna obtained his doctoral degree from Penn State University in 2000 and his undergraduate degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (India) in 1995.


  • Black Holes
  • General Relativity
  • Gravitational Waves
  • Gravity
  • Quantum Gravity
  • Scientific Computation
  • High-Performance Computation
  • Supercomputing


2000 : Ph.D. in Physics, Pennsylvania State University
1995 : B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology – Kanpur, India.


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