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Savi Iyer

Professor of Physics

Physics & Astronomy

ISC 228C
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Savi Iyer has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1993.  She is currently on leave, serving as Assistant Provost for Curriculum and Assessment.

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D., General Relativity; University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • M.S., Physics; Iowa State University, Ames, IA
  • M.Sc., Physics; Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India
  • B.Sc., Physics; Meenakshi College, University of Madras, India

Publications and Professional Activities

  • S. V. Iyer and E. C. Hansen, “Strong and Weak Deflection of Light in the Equatorial Plane of a Kerr Black Hole,” submitted for publication (arXiv:0908.0085v1 [gr-qc])
  • S. V. Iyer and E. C. Hansen, “Light’s Bending Angle in the Equatorial Plane of a Kerr Black Hole,” Phys. Rev. D 80 (arXiv:0907.5352v1 [gr-qc])
  • S. V. Iyer and A. O. Petters, “Light’s Bending Angle due to Black Holes: From the Photon Sphere to Infinity,” General Relativity and Gravitation 39, 1563-1582 (2007). (gr-qc/0611086)
  • K. A. Fletcher, S. V. Iyer and K. F. Kinsey “Some Pivotal Thoughts on the Current Balance,” The Physics Teacher, 41 280-284 (2003). (PDF)
  • S. V. Iyer and S. G. Rajeev, “A Model of Two-dimensional Turbulence Using Random Matrix Theory,” Modern Physics Letters A 17 23, 1539-1550 (2002). (arXiv:physics/0206083)
  • S. V. Iyer, E. T. Newman and C. N. Kozameh, "The Vacuum Einstein Equations via Holonomy around Closed Loops on Characteristic Surfaces," Journal of Geometry and Physics, 19 151- 172 (1996). (gr-qc/9502020)
  • E. T. Newman, C. N. Kozameh and S. V. Iyer, "Einstein Equations via Null Surfaces," Acta Physica Polonica A, 85 647-654 (1994).
  • C. N. Kozameh, E. T. Newman and S. V. Iyer, "Non-local Equations for General Relativity," Journal of Geometry and Physics, 8 195-209 (1992).