Balasubramanian Iyer's Brief Profile

Prof. Balasubramanian Iyer is presently visiting professor at the ICTS-TIFR, Bengaluru. Prof. Iyer is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and also a Fellow of the International Society of General Relativity and Gravitation. He is the Chair of the IndIGO Consotium from its inception and principal investigator of IndIGO participation in the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC). He has been the recipient of the Breakthrough Prize as a part of LIGO collaboration that detected gravitational wave from the binary merger in 2015.

He has made important contributions to gravitational theory, in particular the post-Newtonian approximation and equations of motion. He has shown outstanding leadership in creating the gravitational wave community in India through the IndIGO consortium, and played a key role in the LIGO-India initiative.