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

Office Hours (CST):
M / W / F                              T / TH
9:00 am - 11:00 am                 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

      Govind Office

Teaching Load, Spring 2017:
PHY 4478: Introduction to General Relativity: MWF, Room 328, 12:00 p.m.
Textbook: Relativity, Gravitation and Cosmology by Ta-Pei Cheng, 2nd edition.

jet Credit: Goddard Space flight center, NASA

My current research involves a study of the force-free magnetosphere surrounding a Kerr black hole. We 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., "Force-free Currents and the Newman-Penrose Tetrad of a Kerr Black Hole: Exact Local Solutions". Physical Review D, Vol. 92 (2015)

Menon, G., and Dermer, C.D., "Local, Non-geodesic, timelike currents in the force-free magnetosphere of a Kerr black hole". General Relativity and Gravitation, Vol. 47, Issue 4 (2015)


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

Coauthored Manuscripts

Book Cover      Book Cover_2