Dr Nathan Johnson-McDaniel


  • 2017-present: Research Associate, DAMTP, The University of Cambridge
  • 2014-2017: Airbus Prize Postdoctoral Fellow, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
  • 2011-2014: Research Associate, Theoretisch-Physikalisches Institut, Die Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
  • 2006-2011: PhD student, Center for Gravitational Wave Physics, Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos, The Pennsylvania State University


Nathan is a member of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics in the Relativity and Gravitation research group. Nathan is also a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, and has research interests in gravitational wave source modelling and data analysis.

Selected Publications


  • NKJ-M, A. G. Shah, and B. F. Whiting, Experimental mathematics meets gravitational self-force, Phys. Rev. D 92, 044007 (2015)
  • NKJ-M and B. J. Owen, Maximum elastic deformations of relativistic stars, Phys. Rev. D 88, 044004 (2013)
  • NKJ-M, N. Yunes, W. Tichy, and B. J. Owen, Conformally curved binary black hole initial data including tidal deformations and outgoing radiation, Phys. Rev. D 80, 124039 (2009)