Biographical Note of Professor Ramesh Narayan

Professor Ramesh Narayan is the Thomas Dudley Cabot Professor of the Natural Sciences at Harvard University.

Professor Narayan received a BSc in Physics from Madras University (1971), and an MSc (1973) and a PhD (1979) from Bangalore University. After a few years as a research scientist at the Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, he went in 1983 to Caltech, where he was a Senior Research Fellow. He joined the faculty at the University of Arizona in 1985, and moved to Harvard University in 1991.

Professor Narayan has carried out research in a number of areas of theoretical astrophysics, including accretion disks, gravitational lensing, gamma-ray bursts, neutron stars and black holes.

Professor Narayan is a Fellow of the Royal Society (London), a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a Member of the US National Academy of Sciences.