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Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

I am a postdoctoral research associate at DAMTP. The main goal of most of my research is directed towards testing General Relativity (GR) in the strong field, dynamical regime. To that end, I am presently working on:

 

1) Computing numerical solutions to modified gravity theories for use in gravitational wave source modeling and for modeling the dynamics of the very early universe (for, e.g. inflation and "bouncing" cosmolgoical models)

 

2) Various topics in black hole perturbation theory: in particular I have been working on computing the leading nonlinear interactions of gravitational waves around black holes. This should be useful for "no hair" tests of black holes formed after the merger of two larger black holes/compact objects, and modeling the dynamics of very rapidly rotating black holes (which may exist at the center of galaxies such as our own).

 

For a more up-to-date overview of what I am working on it's best to look at my homepage or publications (see also the link under "Related Links").

Research Group

Relativity and Gravitation