Skip to main content

NASA Grant to Support Our Group

November 9, 2021

Thrilled to say that our team has been awarded a NASA Astrophysics Theory Program (ATP) Grant (21-ATP21-0144) for the 2021 cycle! Split between CMU (PI: Rodriguez, Co-I: Trac) and Northwestern University (Co-Is: Fragione, Rasio), the 4 year, ~$750K grant is … Read more

Post-Newtonian Stellar Dynamics

January 2, 2018

Since I published my paper on spin orientations last year (Rodriguez et al., 2016 or my last post), I think I’ve managed to convince some people that the positive (or negative) values for the effective spins of merging black hole … Read more

Black Hole Spins

January 2, 2018

It’s been an interesting few years since the first detection of gravitational waves.  We’ve gone from a single, initial binary black hole mergers (GW150914), to 6 detentions (5 binary black holes and 1 binary neutron star merger).  As you an … Read more

Globular Clusters as Binary Black Hole Factories

April 15, 2016

So it’s about time that I actually published something here, and this seems as good a topic as any.  As most of you probably know, LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory, reported the detection of gravitational waves a couple … Read more