Roxana Rosca-Mead


  • 2015-date: PhD student, DAMTP, University of Cambridge
  • 2014-2015: MSci in Astrophysics, University of Cambridge
  • 2011-2014: BA in Mathematics, University of Cambridge


Roxana is a member of the Relativity and Gravitation research group in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. Her PhD supervisor is Dr. Ulrich Sperhake and her current research interests include scalar-tensor theories, core collapse, neutron stars and black holes.

Selected Publications

  • R. Rosca-Mead, C. J. Moore, M. Agathos, U. Sperhake (2019), “Inverse-chirp signals and spontaneous scalarisation with self-interacting potentials in stellar collapse”, accepted for publishing in Classical and Quantum Gravity, arXiv:1903.09704
  • L. Barack, V. Cardoso et al (2018), “Black holes, gravitational waves and fundamental physics: a roadmap”, e-Print: arXiv:1806.05195
  • U. Sperhake, C. J. Moore, R. Rosca, M. Agathos, D. Gerosa, C. D. Ott (2017), “Long-lived inverse chirp signals from core collapse in massive scalar-tensor gravity”,  Physical Review Letters 119(20), 201103, arXiv:1708.03651
  • H. Latter, R. Rosca (2017), “On dust-gas gravitational instabilities in protoplanetary discs”, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 464, 1923-1935, arXiv:1609.07930