Muhammed Cholayil

Portrait of Muhammed Saleem Cholayil

Muhammed "Saleem" Cholayil

Post-doctoral Associate, School of Physics and Astronomy


Physics And Nanotechnology Building
Room 323
115 Union St. Se
Minneapolis, MN 55455


PhD in Physics (2018), Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram, India.

MSc Physics (2009), M.G. University, Kottayam, Kerala, India.

BSc Physics (2007), University of Calicut, Kerala, India.

Professional Background

Project Research Associate (2017-2018)

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India Visiting Fellow (2018-2020)

Chennai Mathematical Institute, Chennai, India

Scientific & Professional Societies

LIGO Scientific Collaboration
Research Interests

Gravitational Wave astronomy, Multi-messenger astronomy, Data analysis, Bayesian inference, Machine Learning algorithms

Selected Publications

M. Saleem et al, "The Science Case for LIGO-India" (2021), arxiv:2105.01716

Siddharth R. Mohite, Priyadarshini Rajkumar, Shreya Anand, David L. Kaplan, Michael W. Coughlin, Ana Sagués-Carracedo, Muhammed Saleem, {\it et al}. "Inferring kilonova population properties with a hierarchical Bayesian framework I : Non-detection methodology and single-event analyses" (2021), arxiv:2107.07129

M. Saleem, "Prospects of joint detections of neutron star mergers and short-GRBs with Gaussian structured jets", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 493 (2), 1633–1639 (2020)}


N. V. Krishnendu, M. Saleem, A. Samajdar, K. G. Arun, W. Del Pozzo, Chandra Kant Mishra, "Constraints on the binary black hole nature of GW151226 and GW170608 from the measurement of spin-induced quadrupole moments", Phys. Rev. D 100, 104019}, (2019)

M. Saleem, L. Resmi, K. G. Arun, S. Mohan, "On the energetics of a possible relativistic jet associated with the binary neutron star merger candidate S190425z", The Astrophysical Journal, 891(2), p.130

S Mohan, M. Saleem, L Resmi "Detectability of Electromagnetic counterparts from Neutron Star mergers: prompt emission vs afterglow", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society}}, (2021)

Shilpa Kastha, M. Saleem, K G Arun, "Imprints of the redshift evolution of double neutron star merger rate on the signal to noise ratio distribution", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 496 (1), 523–531 (2020)

M. Saleem, L. Resmi, Kuntal Misra, Archana pai, KG. Arun, "Exploring short-GRB afterglow parameter space for observations in coincidence with gravitational waves", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 474(4), 5340-5350 (2018).

M. Saleem, Archana Pai, Kuntal Misra, L Resmi, KG Arun "Rates of Short-GRB afterglows in association with Binary Neutron Star mergers", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society} 475(1), 699-707, (2018),

Abbott, et al., "Observation of gravitational waves from a binary black hole merger", Physical Review Letters, 116(6), 061102 (2016) (Contribution to the tests of General Relativity analyses)

Abbott et al., "Tests of general relativity with GW150914", Physical Review Letters, 116(22), 221101 (2016) (Contribution to analysis on parametrized tests of GR).

Abbott et al., "Binary black hole mergers in the first advanced LIGO observing run", Physical Review X, 6(4), 041015 (2016)(Contribution to analysis on parametrized tests of GR).

Abbott et al.,"GW170817: Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Neutron Star Inspiral”, Physical Review Letters, 119, 161101 (2017) (Contribution to the analysis of the associated GRB)

Abbott et al.,"Gravitational waves and gamma-rays from a binary neutron star merger: GW170817 and GRB 170817A”, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 848(2), L13 (2017) (Contribution to the analysis related to the Jet structure of the GRB)