eLISA GOAT final report

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Gravitational Observatory Advisory Team (GOAT) was charged by ESA to advise on the scientific and technological approaches for a gravitational wave observatory with a planned launch date in 2034. Some of us at Ole Miss were involved in the preparation of the GOAT’s final report, that is now publicly available. The BBC has some nice press coverage of the current status of eLISA following the report.

Thomas Sotiriou’s visit

Friday, March 18, 2016

Thomas Sotiriou from the gravity group at the University of Nottingham is visiting Oxford this week (Mar 17-24) to collaborate with us and give a departmental colloquium (”Black Holes Without Relativity”). Welcome, Thomas!

Hector receives Graduate Student Achievement Award

Friday, March 11, 2016

Hector Okada da Silva received the Graduate Achievement Award in Physics and Astronomy. He will be recognized at the Honors Convocation, which will be held in the Gertrude Castellow Ford Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, 2016.

The Graduate School awards up to a total of eighteen Graduate Achievement Awards each year for recognition on Honors Day. These include a maximum of two each from Accountancy, Applied Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and six from the College of Liberal Arts. (In Liberal Arts, the two awards are given in each of the following three areas: Area A, which includes Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Philosophy and Religions, and Physics and Astronomy; Area B, which includes Art, Classics, English, Journalism, Modern Languages, Music, and Theatre Arts; Area C, which includes History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology and Anthropology.)

Previous Physics Recipients include:

Michael McGuire (2002)
Lee Coleman (2003)
Peter Sonnek (2007)
Philip Blom (2012)

Hector’s research was also featured in the Graduate School Newsletter.

Congratulations, Hector!

Richard Brito’s visit

Monday, March 7, 2016

Richard Brito from the GRIT group at CENTRA-IST in Lisbon (Portugal) will visit the gravity group for a month (March 7-April 7). Welcome, Richard!

Hajime Sotani’s visit

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Hajime Sotani visited Oxford for a week (Feb 29-April 4) and delivered a departmental colloquium on “Magnetic Oscillations in Neutron Stars”.