Professor of Physics
Director, School of Science and Technology
Chair, Department of Chemistry and Physics
315 A MSCX, Troy University
Troy, Alabama 36082
Phone: (334) 670-3924
gmenon@troy.edu

Office Hours (CST):
M                               T / TH
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm                 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

      Govind Office


Teaching Load, Spring 2021

PHY 4460: Relativity II: T Th, Room 318 MSCX, 2:00 p.m.
Textbook: Spacetime and Geometry by Sean Carroll, 1st edition.
Topics: Maximal Schwarzschild Geometry, The Einstein Field Equation, Cosmology


jet Credit: Goddard Space flight center, NASA

Research
My current research involves a mathematical study of force-free electrodynamics and the active magnetospheres surrounding a Kerr black hole. I seek solutions describing the primary mechanism behind jet formation (see figure on left) in supermassive black holes and active galatic nuclei.

Recent Publications
Menon, G., "The Non-Null and Force-free Electromagnetic Field ", Classical and Quantum Gravity, (2021)
Menon, G., "The Null and Force-free Electromagnetic Field ", Classical and Quantum Gravity, (2020)
Menon, G., "Force-free electrodynamics and Foliations in an arbitrary spacetime ", Classical and Quantum Gravity, (2020)

 

For a more complete list of publications related to Black Hole Astrophyics click here.

Coauthored Manuscripts

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