Meet Our Physicists

Sanjay Reddy

Sanjay Reddy is a professor of physics at the University of Washington and the Director of the National Institute for Nuclear Theory in Seattle. His research interests include dense matter theory, nuclear and particle astrophysics, neutron stars, supernovae, and extreme cosmic phenomena. He grew up in India and obtained his undergraduate degree at St. Stephens College in Delhi and a Master’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai. He got his Ph.D. in nuclear physics from The State University of New York (SUNY), Stony Brook, in 1998. He was a staff scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory until 2011 and has been an American Physical Society fellow since 2009.

In recent years, his work has elucidated the role of the equation of state and transport properties of hot and dense matter in astrophysics and its implications for multi-messenger observations of compact object mergers, core-collapse supernovae, and accreting neutron stars. His other interests include hunting for signatures of dark matter in high-energy astrophysical phenomena involving compact objects.

Positions Held

General Member, 2020 – current