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Kalinani, Jay
Postdoctoral Researcher


  • Ph.D. in Physics
    University of Padova, Italy
  • M.S. in Astrophysics; AstroMundus – Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree Programme
    University of Innsbruck, University of Rome Tor Vergata, University of Padova
  • B. Tech. in Nuclear Science & Engineering
    SRM University, India


Jay Kalinani is a postdoctoral research associate at CCRG working with Prof. Manuela Campanelli. Jay obtained his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Padova, Italy, under the supervision of Dr. Riccardo Ciolfi. He completed his Master of Science degree in Astrophysics through the AstroMundus (Erasmus Mundus) programme from the University of Innsbruck, University of Rome Tor Vergata, and University of Padova. He finished his undergraduate degree in Nuclear Science & Engineering from SRM University, India.

During his Ph.D., Jay worked on binary neutron star merger simulations with the general relativistic magnetohydrodynamic (GRMHD) code WhiskyMHD. Most of these simulations involved long post-merger evolution, questioning the role of supra/hyper-massive neutron star remnants as central engines to power relativistic jets, and their contribution in driving matter ejecta that produce the kilonova transients. Jay has also been one of the main developers of the new state-of-the-art GRMHD code called Spritz, which includes implementations of high resolution shock capturing schemes, novel primitive variable recovery methods, support for finite temperature tabulated equations of state, and neutrino transport. 


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