Gaurav Khanna, Ph.D.

Gaurav KhannaAssociate Professor

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

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  • Phone: 508.910.6605
  • Fax: 508.999.9115
  • Office: Group II Building, Room 204A


Dr. Khanna is an Associate Professor in the Physics Department at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He works on a variety of challenging problems in theoretical and computational astrophysics.

His primary research work is related to the physics of binary black hole systems using perturbation theory and estimation of the properties of the emitted gravitational radiation.

He has published over sixty (60) research papers in top international journals and secured over a 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. 

His research has been supported by grants from the University of Massachusetts, National Science Foundation (NSF), Glaser Trust of New York, Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi), Apple Inc., SCEA (Sony) and the TeraGrid.

Areas of interest

  • Astrophysics
  • Computational Physics
  • Cosmology
  • Gravitation
  • High Performance Computing
  • Theoretical Physics

Selected publications

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