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Suneeta Vardarajan

Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Academics, Doctoral Studies)


Gravitation, mathematical physics


Suneeta Vardarajan obtained her PhD in Theoretical Physics in 2002 from The Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc) Chennai. She was a Humboldt Fellow at the University of Munich, and a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Alberta and the University of New Brunswick. She was Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta prior to joining IISER Pune in 2010.


Research in Dr. Suneeta Vardarajan's group is in black hole physics, ranging from classical perturbation theory (which is important for providing astrophysical signatures of black holes) to quantum features of black holes.

Selected Publications

Menon, D.S. and Suneeta, V., Necessary conditions for an AdS-type instability, Physical Review D 93, 024044 (2016).

Sadhu, Amruta and Suneeta, V., Non-spherically symmetric perturbations in the large dimension limit, Physical Review D 93, 124002 (2016).

Menon, D.S. and Suneeta V., Nonlinear perturbations of higher dimensional anti-de Sitter spacetime, Physical Review D 102, 104026 (2020).