In case you were wondering, yes, the name “The casual causality” has a story behind it. It happens that for the kind of physics I am interested in, the concept of ‘Causality’ is one that is revered by a lot of us. Consequently, a lot of literature I come across harps on this idea, so much that these days when I am reading a blog or a novel my brain seems to autocorrect all the instances of ‘casual’ to ‘causal’. But there is another story that inspired this name. There was once a time when I got error messages from my C codes, with timestamps dated to a few hours in the future. Speaking in hyperbole, it sounded like my machine had some ‘acausal’ information, forecasting its own failure at a future instance. Of course, quite undeniably I was extremely amused by it. The resolution to this mystery was pretty boring as it just turned out that my computers system clock was messed up. But since then, it’s been a standing joke among some of my friends that causality doesn’t really work around people that care about it the most. The casual causality!
I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Physics department in Sapienza University, Rome. I work as a member of the DarkGRA project with my supervisor Prof. Paolo Pani on understanding the nature of gravity and testing it using astrophysical observations. In that, I have been concentrating on testing the nature of strong gravity using gravitational waves produced during the merger of a compact binary system.
I finished my PhD from the Gravitational Wave group at Syracuse University with Prof. Duncan Brown. During my PhD, my primary focus was on the late part of gravitational wave signals emitted during the coalescence of two black holes, often called the ringdown. I was also a part of LIGO collaboration during most my PhD.
In my spare time, I enjoy painting and visiting art galleries. I also love listening to Indian classical music and lately am trying to get exposure to western classical music too.