Research

Professor Frans Pretorius receives the 2021 ICTP Dirac Medal and Prize
Aug. 9, 2021

 shared with Professors Alessandro Buonanno, Thibault Damour and Saul Teukolsky.

ICTP has awarded its 2021 Dirac Medal and Prize to four physicists whose theoretical work underpinned the 2015 detection of gravitational waves generated by black holes.  The full story can be found

Yakov Shlapentokh-Rothman named 2021 Sloan Research Fellow
March 9, 2021

Yakov Shlapentokh-Rothman, assistant professor of mathematics,  and PGI associated faculty studies partial differential equations, general relativity, and other topics that influence our understanding of space, time, and black holes. Shlapentokh-Rothman earned his B.S. at Stanford University and his Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of…

Frans Pretorius Wins The 2021 Galileo Galilei Medal
Feb. 12, 2021

THE 2021 GALILEO GALILEI MEDAL GOES TO ALESSANDRA BUONANNO, THIBAULT DAMOUR AND FRANS PRETORIUS

The prize is awarded to the theoretical studies that described the behavior of two black holes spiraling around each other until they collide. Research proved to be of great importance for the analysis of the…

Elena Giorgi awarded 2020 AWM Dissertation Prize
Dec. 16, 2019
AWM Dissertation Prize 2020

Elena Giorgi, Lisa Sauermann, and Nicole Looper to receive the fourth annual Association for Women in Mathematics Dissertation Prize.

https://awm-math.org/awards/awm-dissertation-prize/awm…

Astrophysics, Math, Physics Departments Launch Gravity Initiative
Sept. 17, 2018
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Faculty from the departments of Physics, Mathematics and Astrophysics announce launch of the Gravity Initiative Theory at the Intersection of Astronomy, Mathematics and Physics

In the century since the publication of Einstein's theory of general relativity, strongly curved spacetimes, from black holes to cosmological histories, have…