In memoriam Prof. Thanu Padmanabhan (1957–2021)

Free access to selected articles and book chapters

New Content Item © Scipop CC BY-SA 4.0We mourn the unexpected passing of Thanu Padmanabhan (Paddy), eminent theoretical physicist, brilliant and beloved author. Our sympathy to his family. 

Read: "Prof. Padmanabhan: A Personal and Professional History"

His articles and wonderful books will live on – you can sample these for free until 21 October 2021: 


Selected book chapters: 

Making the Earth Move. In: The Dawn of Science. Springer, Cham, pp 117–126 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-17509-2_11

From Particles to Fields. In: Quantum Field Theory. Graduate Texts in Physics. Springer, Cham, pp 1–44 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28173-5_1

Curved Spacetime for pedestrians. In: Sleeping Beauties in Theoretical Physics. Lecture Notes in Physics, vol 895. Springer, Cham,  pp 117–126 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-13443-7_11


Selected journal articles: 

Obtaining the non-relativistic quantum mechanics from quantum field theory: issues, folklores and facts. Eur. Phys. J. C 78, 563 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-018-6039-y

General relativity from a thermodynamic perspective. Gen Relativ Gravit 46, 1673 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10714-014-1673-7

Dark energy and gravity. Gen Relativ Gravit 40, 529–564 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10714-007-0555-7

Essay: The Holography of Gravity Encoded in a Relation Between Entropy, Horizon Area, and Action for Gravity. General Relativity and Gravitation 34, 2029–2035 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1021171015146

Planck length as the lower bound to all physical length scales. Gen Relat Gravit 17, 215–221 (1985). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00760244


Browse all publications by Thanu Padmanabhan at Springer here.