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Awards and Distinctions


My research profile, and most of the papers in the list below, can be accessed from:
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  1. Honorable Mention in Gravity Research Foundation Essay Competition 2023 : Dawood Kothawala, Limits of a non-local quantum spacetime
  2. Raghvendra Singh, Kabir Khanna, Dawood Kothawala, Decoherence due to Spacetime Curvature   [Preprint] arXiv:2302.09038
  3. Letter: Raghvendra Singh, Dawood Kothawala, Covariant formulation of Generalised Uncertainty Principle , Phys. Rev. D 105, L101501 (2022)
  4. Hari K, Dawood Kothawala, Effect of tidal curvature on dynamics of accelerated probes, Phys. Rev. D 104, 064032 (2021)
  5. Raghvendra Singh, Dawood Kothawala, Geometric aspects of covariant Wick rotation, Eur. Phys. J. C 83, 194 (2023)
  6. Dawood Kothawala, Varying without varying: Reparameterisations, Diffeomorphisms, General Covariance, Lie derivatives, and all that, Eur. J. Phys. (2021)
  7. Hari K, Dawood Kothawala, Normal coordinates based on curved tangent space, Phys. Rev. D 101, 124066 (2020)
  8. Dawood Kothawala, BGV theorem, Geodesic deviation, and Quantum fluctuations , Class. Quantum Grav. 38 045006 (2020)
  9. Sumanta Chakraborty, Dawood Kothawala, Alessandro Pesci, Raychaudhuri equation with zero point length, Phys.Lett. B797 (2019)
  10. Nirmalya Kajuri, Dawood Kothawala, Hawking radiation in Non local field theories, Phys.Lett. B791 (2019) 319-322
  11. Dawood Kothawala, Euclidean Action and the Einstein tensor , Phys. Rev. D 97, 124062 (2018)
  12. Letter: Dawood Kothawala, Action and Observer dependence in Euclidean quantum gravity , Class. Quantum Grav. 35 03LT01 (2018)
  13. Dawood Kothawala, Vacuum energy in freely falling frames and spacetime curvature   [Preprint] arXiv:1612.08148
  14. Dawood Kothawala, Accelerated Observers, Thermal Entropy, and Spacetime Curvature , Fundam. Theor. Phys. 187 (2017) 145-167
  15. D. Jaffino Stargen, Dawood Kothawala, L. Sriramkumar, Moving mirrors and the fluctuation-dissipation theorem , Phys. Rev. D 94, 025040 (2016)
  16. Letter: T. Padmanabhan, S. Chakraborty, Dawood Kothawala, Spacetime with zero point length is two-dimensional at the Planck scale, Gen. Rel. Grav. 48, 55 (2016)
  17. D. Jaffino Stargen, Dawood Kothawala , Small scale structure of spacetime: van Vleck determinant and equi-geodesic surfaces , Phys. Rev. D 92, 024046 (2015)
  18. Dawood Kothawala, T. Padmanabhan, Entropy density of spacetime from the zero point length , Phys. Lett. B 748: 67-69 (2015)
  19. Dawood Kothawala, Intrinsic and Extrinsic curvatures in Finsler-esque spaces , Gen. Rel. Grav. 46:1836 (2014)
  20. Dawood Kothawala, T. Padmanabhan, Grin of the Cheshire cat: Entropy density of spacetime as a relic from quantum gravity , Phys. Rev. D 90, 124060 (2014)
  21. Dawood Kothawala, Minimal Length and Small Scale Structure of Spacetime , Phys. Rev. D 88, 104029 (2013)
  22. Review: T. Padmanabhan, Dawood Kothawala, Lanczos-Lovelock models of gravity , Physics Reports 531: 115-171 (2013)
  23. Viqar Husain, Dawood Kothawala, S. Seahra , Generalized uncertainty principles and quantum field theory , Phys. Rev. D 87, 025014 (2013)
  24. Fast Track Communication : Viqar Husain, Dawood Kothawala, Holographic repulsion and confinement in gauge theory , Class. Quantum Grav. 30, 032001 (2013)
  25. Honorable Mention in Gravity Research Foundation Essay Competition 2012 : Viqar Husain, Dawood Kothawala, Holography, quantum gravity and confinement , Int. J. Mod.Phys. D 21 1242005 (2012)
  26. S. Kolekar, Dawood Kothawala, Membrane Paradigm and Horizon Thermodynamics in Lanczos-Lovelock gravity , J. High Energy Phys. 1202 006 (2012)
  27. S. Kolekar, Dawood Kothawala, T. Padmanabhan, Two Aspects of Black hole entropy in Lanczos-Lovelock models of gravity , Phys. Rev. D 85, 064031 (2012)
  28. Dawood Kothawala, Box of Ideal Gas in Free Fall , Phys. Lett. B 720: 410-413 (2013)
  29. Dawood Kothawala, Duality of force laws and Conformal transformations , Am. J. Phys. 79, 6 (2011)
  30. Dawood Kothawala, Thermodynamic structure of the Einstein tensor , Phys. Rev. D 83, 024026 (2011)
  31. Dawood Kothawala, T. Padmanabhan, Response of Unruh-DeWitt detector with time-dependent acceleration , Phys. Lett. B 690 (2010)
  32. Dawood Kothawala, L. Sriramkumar, S. Shankaranarayanan, T. Padmanabhan, Path integral duality modified propagators in spacetimes with constant curvature, Phys. Rev. D 80, 044005 (2009)
  33. Dawood Kothawala, T. Padmanabhan, Thermodynamic structure of Lanczos-Lovelock field equations from near-horizon symmetries , Phys. Rev. D 79, 104020 (2009)
  34. Dawood Kothawala, T. Padmanabhan, Sudipta Sarkar, Is gravitational entropy quantized , Phys. Rev. D 78, 104018 (2008)
  35. Dawood Kothawala,, S. Shankaranarayanan, L. Sriramkumar, Quantum gravitational corrections to the stress-energy tensor around the rotating BTZ black hole , J. High Energy Phys. 09 095 (2008)
  36. Sudipta Sarkar, Dawood Kothawala, Hawking radiation as tunneling for spherically symmetric black holes: A generalized treatment, Phys. Lett. B 659 (2008)
  37. Dawood Kothawala, Sudipta Sarkar, T. Padmanabhan, Einstein's equations as a thermodynamic identity: The cases of stationary axisymmetric horizons and evolving spherically symmetric horizons, Phys. Lett. B 652 (2007)
  38. S. G. Ghosh, Dawood Kothawala, Radiating black hole solutions in arbitrary dimensions, Gen. Rel. Grav. 40:9-21 (2008)
  39. Dawood Kothawala, S. G. Ghosh, Generating dynamical black hole solutions, Phys. Rev. D 70, 104010 (2004)

Teaching Experience


Below are the courses I have taught at IITM since joining. The numbers on the right are feedback ("TCF") scores (upon 1).



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