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V. Parameswaran Nair

Distinguished Professor

School/Division

Division of Science

Department

Physics

Office

Marshak 309

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e: vpn@sci.ccny.cuny.edu

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  • Profile



        Distinguished Professor, City College of CUNY (since September 2011)

        Professor, City College of CUNY (1997-2011)

        Associate Professor, City College of CUNY (1993-1996)

        Associate Professor, Columbia University (1991-1993)

        Assistant Professor, Columbia University (1987-1991)

        Research Associate, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara (1985-1986)

        Research Associate, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (1983-1985)
  • Education



        Ph.D., Syracuse University, New York, 1983

        M.Sc., University of Kerala, India, 1978

        B.Sc., University of Kerala, India, 1976

  • Courses Taught

    Physics 31100: Particle Physics

  • Research Interests

    Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
    High Energy and Elementary Particle Physics
  • Publications

    arXiv.org

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    Book: Quantum Field Theory: A Modern Perspective, Springer, 2005


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    Nair V.P., Polychronakos A.P., Tekel J. Fuzzy spaces and new random matrix ensembles, Physical Review D, D 85, 045021 (2012) [7 pages] (2012).
    CCNY Authors assigned: Nair V.P., Polychronakos A.P., Tekel J.


    Nair V P A Hamiltonian Expansion Scheme for Yang-Mills (2+1): Review and Update, International Conference on New Trends in Field Theories, Varanasi, India (2011).
    CCNY Authors assigned: Nair V P


    Kabat D, Karabali D, Nair V P Edges and Diffractive Effects in Casimir Energies, Physical Review D, 81, 125013 (2010).
    CCNY Authors assigned: Nair V P


    Kabat D, Karabali D, Nair V P Casimir interaction between holes in a plate, Physical Review D, 82, 025014 (2010).
    CCNY Authors assigned: Nair V P


    Yelnikov A, Nair V P A Note on Schwinger Mechanism and a Nonabelian Instability in a Nonabelian Plasma, Physical Review D, 82, 125005 (2010).
    CCNY Authors assigned: Yelnikov A, Nair V P

    Nair V P The Hamiltonian Approach to Yang-Mills (2+1): Systematics and Update, ECT* Workshop on Confining Flux Tubes and Strings, Trento, Italy (2010).
    CCNY Authors assigned: Nair V P


    Nair V P Reflections on Fuzzy Spaces, Landau Levels and Gravity, Workshop on Supersymmetry in Integrable Systems, Yerevan, Armenia (2010).
    CCNY Authors assigned: Nair V P


    Nair V P The Hamiltonian Approach to Yang-Mills (2+1): An Expansion Scheme, String Tension, etc., International Conference on Quark Confinement and Hadron Spectrum IX, Madrid, Spain (2010).
    CCNY Authors assigned: Nair V P


    Nair V P Particles, Fields and the Enchantment of Physics, Invited Keynote Lecture, Sigma Pi Sigma, St. John's University, NY, St. John's University, NY (2010).
    CCNY Authors assigned: Nair V P


    D. Karabali, V.P. Nair, A. Yelnikov The Hamiltonian Approach to Yang-Mills (2+1): An Expansion Scheme and Corrections to String Tension, Nuclear Physics B, 824, 387 (2010).
    CCNY Authors assigned: V.P. Nair, A. Yelnikov


    V.P. Nair Hamiltonian Approach to Yang-Mills (2+1): An Expansion Scheme and Corrections to String Tension, MCFP Workshop on Large N Gauge Theories, Maryland Center for Fundamental Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD (2010).
    CCNY Authors assigned: V.P. Nair


    Abhishek Agarwal, V.P. Nair The Hamiltonian Analysis for Yang-Mills Theory on R × S^2, Nuclear Physics B, 816,117 (2009).
    CCNY Authors assigned: V.P. Nair


    V.P. Nair, S. Randbar-Daemi, V. Rubakov Massive Spin-2 fields of Geometric Origin in Curved Spacetimes, Physical Review D, 80, 104031 (2009).
    CCNY Authors assigned: V.P. Nair


    V.P. Nair The Hamiltonian Approach to Yang-Mills (2+1): An Update and Corrections to String Tension, Proceedings of Science, POS(QCD-TNT09) 030, http://pos.sissa.it//archive/conferences/087/030/QCD-TNT09_030.pdf (2009).
    CCNY Authors assigned: V.P. Nair


    V.P. Nair The Hamiltonian Approach to Yang-Mills (2+1): Basics and Update, Workshop on New Frontiers in Large N Gauge Theories, Institute for Nuclear Theory, Seattle, WA (2009).
    CCNY Authors assigned: V.P. Nair


    V.P. Nair The Hamiltonian Approach to Yang-Mills (2+1): Update and Corrections to String Tension, International conference on Quantum Theory and Symmetries 6, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (2009).
    CCNY Authors assigned: V.P. Nair


    V.P. Nair Lectures on Geometric Quantization and Hamiltonian Analysis in Field Theory, 15th Saalburg Summer School on Foundations and New Methods in Theoretical Physics, 15th Saalburg Summer School, Wolfersdorf, Germany (2009).
    CCNY Authors assigned: V.P. Nair


    V.P. Nair The Hamiltonian Approach to Yang-Mills (2+1): Update and Corrections to String Tension, QCD-TNT International Workshop on QCD, European Centre for Theoretical Studies in Nuclear Physics, Trento, Italy (2009).
    CCNY Authors assigned: V.P. Nair


    V.P. Nair (author), Satoshi Iso, Yasuhiro Abe (translators) Quantum Field Theory: A Modern Perspective, Springer, Springer, Japan (2009).
    CCNY Authors assigned: V.P. Nair


    A. Agarwal, V.P. Nair and D. Karabali Yang-Mills Theory in 2+1 Dimensions: Coupling of Matter Fields and String-breaking Effects, Nuclear Physics B, B790, 216 (2008).
    CCNY Authors assigned: V.P. Nair


    D. Karabali and V.P. Nair The Robustness of the vacuum wave function and other matters for Yang-Mills theory., Physical Review D, D77, 025014 (2008).
    CCNY Authors assigned: V.P. Nair


    V.P. Nair A Note on graviton amplitudes for new twistor string theories., Physical Review D, D78, 041501 (2008).
    CCNY Authors assigned: V.P. Nair


    V.P. Nair Yang-Mills Theory in 2+1 Dimensions: Basics and Update, Conference on Nonperturbative Gauge Theories and Gravity 2008, S.N. Bose Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata, India (2008).
    CCNY Authors assigned: V.P. Nair


    V.P. Nair Twistor Strings: Old and New, Conference on Nonperturbative Gauge Theories and Gravity 2008, S.N. Bose Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata, India (2008).
    CCNY Authors assigned: V.P. Nair


    V.P. Nair Considerations on Quantum Hall Effect, Noncommutative Geometry and Gravity, Workshop on Noncommutative Geometry and Quantum Field Theory, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, India (2008).
    CCNY Authors assigned: V.P. Nair


    Agarwal A., Karabali D., Nair V. P. Yang-Mills Theory in 2+1 Dimensions: Coupling of Matter Fields and String-breaking Effects, arXiv:0705.0394., (2007).
    CCNY Authors assigned: Nair



    Nair, V. P. Noncommutative Mechanics, Landau Levels, Twistors and Yang-Mills Amplitudes: to be published in Supersymmetric Mechanics, Bellucci, S. (ed.), Supersymmetric Mechanics, (2006).
    CCNY Authors assigned: Nair


    Nair, V. P., and Randjbar-Daemi, S. Nonsingular 4d-flat Branes in Six-dimensional Supergravities, Journ. of High Energy Physics, 503:49:00 (2005).
    CCNY Authors assigned: Nair


    Abe, Yasuhiro, Nair, V. P., and Park, Mu-In Multigluon Amplitudes,N=4 Constraints and the WZW Model, Phys. Rev. D, 487:42:00 (2005).
    CCNY Authors assigned: Nair


    Nair, V. P. A Note on MHV Amplitudes for Gravitons, Phys. Rev. D, 1007:05:00 (2005).
    CCNY Authors assigned: Nair


    Nair, V. P. Twistors, Yang-Mills Amplitudes and Landau Levels, Int. J. Mod. Phys. A, 121:47:00 (2005).
    CCNY Authors assigned: Nair


    R. Jackiw, V.P. Nair, S.-Y. Pi, A.P. Polychronakos Perfect Fluid Theory and its Extensions, Journal of Physics, A37 (2004) R327-R432, doi:10.1088/0305-4470/37/42/R01 (2004).
    CCNY Authors assigned: Nair V.P., Polychronakos A.P.


    D. Karabali, V.P. Nair, A.P. Polychronakos Spectrum of Schroedinger field in a noncommutative magnetic monopole, Nuclear Physics, B627 (2002) 565-579, doi:10.1016/S0550-3213(02)00062-7 (2002).
    CCNY Authors assigned: Nair V.P., Polychronakos A.P.


    V.P. Nair, A.P. Polychronakos On Level Quantization for the Noncommutative Chern-Simons Theory, Physical Review Letters, 87 (2001) 030403, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.87.030403 (2001).
    CCNY Authors assigned: Nair V.P., Polychronakos A.P.


    V.P. Nair, A.P. Polychronakos Quantum mechanics on the noncommutative plane and sphere, Physics Letters, B505:267-274,2001, doi:10.1016/S0370-2693(01)00339-2 (2001).
    CCNY Authors assigned: Nair V.P., Polychronakos A.P.

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