Chennai Mathematical Institute

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K. Narayan
Professor, Ramanujan Fellow
narayan at cmi dot ac dot in


  • Ph. D. (2002), Cornell University, Ithaca, USA.
  • M. S. (1999), Cornell University, Ithaca, USA.
  • B. Tech. Engg. Phys. (1997), IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India.

Positions Held

  • Postdoc (2004-07), Dept. of Theoretical Physics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India.
  • Postdoc (2002-04), Center for Geometry and Theoretical Physics, Duke University, Durham, USA.

Areas of

  • String theory and cosmology.
  • Stringy geometry, holographic dualities (AdS/CFT) etc
  • D-branes and gauge theories.