Karan Jani, Ph.D.

ASTROPHYSIcist | POlicy advisor
TED speaker


प्रणाम and hello!

I'm an astrophysicist working on black holes and a scientist in the gravitational-wave experiment LIGO. I am also a policy fellow working on the interface of national security with science-tech and serve on the advisory roles in educational institutes.



Recent Events

NEW PUBLICATION on Targeted Numerical Simulations of Binary black Holes for GW170104
March 23, 2018 | Learn More

NEW BOOK on Technology and the Intelligence Community (Authored chapter on Big Data)
March 22, 2018 | Learn More

NEW PUBLICATION on Sensitivity of Gravitational Wave Searches to the Full Signal of Intermediate Mass Black Hole
January 11, 2018 | Learn More

Invited Speaker at the Official TED Conference (Hosted by Shahrukh Khan, Aired on STAR Plus)  
Mumbai, India | January 14, 2018  Learn More

CNN-News18 Tech Personality of The Year (Viewer's Choice Winner) 
November 29, 2017 |  Learn more

INTERVIEW in Economic Times on First Joint Detection of Gravitational Waves & Light
October 16, 2017 |  Learn more

Invited Speaker at Forbes Under 30 Summit
Boston, USA | October 3, 2017  Learn more

Meeting at LIGO Labs at the California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, USA | September 25-29, 2017  Learn more

TOP PRIZE at 4th Annual Postdoctoral Symposium at Georgia Tech
Atlanta, USA | September 19, 2017  Learn more

Inaugural Lecture at Prof. P. C. Vaidya Birth Centenary Celebration at Gujarat University
Ahmedabad, India | September 9, 2017  Learn more

Public Lecture at Nehru Planetarium. Organized by the United Stated Consulate General Mumbai   
Mumbai, India | August 19, 2017  Learn more



Learn about my research on black holes, gravitational waves, and ongoing collaborations on India's education policy


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