# Thanu Padmanabhan

## Affiliations: | 1980-1992 | Astronomy & Astrophysics | Tata Insitute of Fundamental Research |

1992- | Astronomy & Astrophysics | IUCAA Pune |

##### Area:

Quantum Theory, Gravitation, Cosmology##### Website:

http://www.iucaa.in/~paddy/##### Google:

"Thanu Padmanabhan"##### Bio:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanu_Padmanabhan

Thanu Padmanabhan (born 10 March 1957) is an Indian theoretical physicist and cosmologist whose research spans a wide variety of topics in Gravitation, Structure formation in the universe and Quantum Gravity. He has had many contributions related to the analysis and modelling of dark energy in the universe and the interpretation of gravity as an emergent phenomenon.

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#### Parents

Sign in to add mentorJayant Vishnu Narlikar | grad student | 1979-1983 | Tata Insitute of Fundamental Research |

#### Children

Sign in to add traineeT.R. Seshadri | grad student | 1983-1989 | Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (Physics Tree) |

Tejinder Pal Singh | grad student | 1984-1989 | Tata Insitute of Fundamental Research (Physics Tree) |

Jasjeet Singh Bagla | grad student | 1992-1996 | IUCAA Pune |

L. Sriramkumar | grad student | 1992-1997 | IUCAA Pune (Physics Tree) |

K. Srinivasan | grad student | 1994-2000 | IUCAA Pune (Physics Tree) |

Nissim Kanekar | grad student | 1996-2000 | IUCAA Pune |

S Shankaranarayanan | grad student | 1998-2002 | IUCAA Pune (Physics Tree) |

Tirthankar Roy Choudhury | grad student | 1999-2003 | IUCAA Pune (Physics Tree) |

Sunu Engineer | grad student | 2000-2005 | IUCAA Pune (Physics Tree) |

Gaurang Mahajan | grad student | 2004-2009 | IUCAA Pune (Physics Tree) |

Sudipta Sarkar | grad student | 2004-2009 | IUCAA Pune (Physics Tree) |

Dawood Kothawala | grad student | 2005-2010 | IUCAA Pune (Physics Tree) |

Sanved V. Kolekar | grad student | 2008-2013 | IUCAA Pune (Physics Tree) |

Suprit Singh | grad student | 2009-2014 | IUCAA Pune (Physics Tree) |

Krishnamohan Parattu | grad student | 2010-2016 | IUCAA Pune (Physics Tree) |

Sumanta Chakraborty | grad student | 2013-2016 | IUCAA Pune (Physics Tree) |

Karthik Rajeev | grad student | 2015-2019 | Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (Physics Tree) |

#### Publications

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Padmanabhan T. (2020) Principle of equivalence at Planck scales and the zero-point length of spacetime — A synergistic description of quantum matter and geometry — International Journal of Modern Physics D. 2042005 |

Padmanabhan T. (2020) Geodesic distance: A descriptor of geometry and correlator of pregeometric density of spacetime events Modern Physics Letters A. 35: 2030008 |

Chakraborty S, Padmanabhan T. (2020) Boundary term in the gravitational action is the heat content of the null surfaces Physical Review D. 101 |

Rajeev K, Padmanabhan T. (2020) Exploring the Rindler vacuum and the Euclidean plane Journal of Mathematical Physics. 61: 062302 |

Padmanabhan T. (2020) Planck length: Lost + found Physics Letters B. 135774 |

Padmanabhan T. (2020) Principle of equivalence at Planck scales, QG in locally inertial frames and the zero-point-length of spacetime General Relativity and Gravitation. 52: 1-19 |

Padmanabhan T. (2019) Gravity and quantum theory: Domains of conflict and contact International Journal of Modern Physics D. 29: 2030001 |

Padmanabhan T. (2019) A measure for quantum paths, gravity and spacetime microstructure International Journal of Modern Physics D. 28: 1944009 |

Padmanabhan T. (2019) Thermality of the Rindler horizon: A simple derivation from the structure of the inertial propagator Physical Review D. 100: 45024 |

Rajeev K, Chakraborty S, Padmanabhan T. (2019) Generalized Schwinger effect and particle production in an expanding universe Physical Review D. 100: 45019 |