About Me

Hi! I, Junaid Saif Khan, am a graduate student in the “Cosmology, Relativity, and Astrophysics” group at the University of Texas at Dallas. I work in the field of astrophysics and as an astrophysicist, my work includes numerical and analytical modeling, analyzing large datasets, visualizing the data, and utilizing statistical techniques to understand astrophysical problems. Currently, I’m working on calculating the electromagnetic signatures and gravitational waves produced in black hole mergers and neutron stars under the influence of gravitational lensing.

I am also interested in fundamental questions like the origin and future of the Universe, what goes on inside black holes, how they would behave if gravity is just a tad wrong, and if there is a fundamental description of the “Reality” we see around us. My recent research work can be seen https://junaidsaifkhan.com/physics-research/

I enjoy cooking (and eating), watching films (mostly science fiction), modern art (if amusing), reading novels (as a hobby), listening to music (albeit slightly tone-deaf), philosophy (more so as a youth), learning new things (leisure browsing Wikipedia), sleeping (when I can), working (as much as I can), and life as it comes.


  • Studied textbooks early and understood the importance of mathematics and programming.
  • Ever since I read about the black hole information paradox and problems in quantum gravity, I knew I wanted to develop myself as a physicist and take part in endeavors to solve this problem.
  • My aim was to build my physicist toolset to as many hammers that had been used to hit this nail. My journey took me from researching in Quantum Chromodynamics to writing my MS thesis in AdS/CFT correspondence using the knowledge String theory, all the way to start researching in Canonical gravity which comes under Quantum Cosmology.

Research Interests:

  • Gravitational Waves
  • Gravitational Lensing
  • Astrophysics
  • General Relativity
  • Quantum Cosmology
  • Black Holes Physics and Information Paradox
  • String Theory
  • Quantum Gravity
  • Holography
  • Mathematical Aspects of Quantum Field Theories

A few words about me and my work and how you can contact me or send an inquiry. So please get in touch if you have any questions at all. I love talking with people about the craft that I love.


Department of Physics
The University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson, Texas, USA