Contact:  gandhi[dot]viswanathan[at] Gmail…

This blog is about science and my life as a physicist. I hold a (full) professorship at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, in Natal, Brazil. Until 2010, I held an associate professorship at the Universidade Federal de Alagoas, Maceió.

I obtained my B.A. in physics at Oxford University in 1992 and my  Ph.D. in physics with Professor H. Eugene Stanley at Boston University in 1997.   In the 1980s, I also spent a year studying physics at American College  in Madurai, India, after finishing high school at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM), a (publicly funded) boarding school (“residential school”) in Durham, NC, USA.

I was born in the city of Madras (later renamed Chennai) in India, but have lived in Brazil since childhood.   I am a naturalized citizen of Brazil.

Link to my university web page.

Separately from my scientific activities, I maintain an Instagram page about yoga, meditation, healthy eating etc.:


The background header image is a domain color plot of ~~\sin^2(z)~~ in the complex plane.

2 responses to “About

  1. Hi! Don’t know if you remember me, but we shared an office at Boston University as grad students. Hope you’re well, please get in touch if you come to Boston. I like the blog.

  2. Roger Bruhwel has lost your contact info and asks that you send it again

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