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I am a gravitational-wave astrophysicist using observations to probe the physics and astrophysics of gravity, black holes, and neutron stars. I create new ways to exploit LIGO and Virgo measurements to answer questions in (astro)phyisics and cosmology, while paving the way for future instruments like LISA. When not working with data, I think about open questions regarding the nature of black hole mergers and their observational implications.
Before joining the Flatiron Institute as a Research Fellow, I was a NASA Einstein Fellow at MIT. I obtained my PhD in Physics from Caltech in 2018, where I was part of the LIGO Laboratory. I have been a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration since I joined as an undergraduate student in 2012.
My current research interests include: measurements of black-hole spins, black-hole spectroscopy, mass-function cosmology, dark matter signatures with gravitational waves, using gravitational waves to constrain the fundamental symmetries of spacetime (e.g., parity and Lorentz invariance).
first number includes LIGO collaboration papers; second number excludes them
Photo credit: La Diaria, Juan Manuel Ramos