Review on tests of general relativity

Thursday, January 29, 2015

One year ago, during this workshop at Ole Miss, we started putting together a review on tests of general relativity using present and future astrophysical observations. That review is finally on the arXiv. Check it out! A big “thank you” to all the people who attended the workshop and to all coauthors.

Visit by George Pappas

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

George Pappas is visiting the group for three weeks in November. Welcome, George!

Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The University of Mississippi invites applications for a postdoctoral
position in the area of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics. The
applicant must have (or be close to completing) a Ph.D. in Physics or
Astrophysics, with a good track record in one or more of the following
research areas: gravitational-wave source modeling and astrophysics,
numerical relativity, post-Newtonian theory, alternative theories of
gravity, perturbation theory of stars and black holes.

The Gravitational and High-Energy Theory Group at the University of
Mississippi is active in various areas of theoretical and experimental
gravity, and is part of the LIGO collaboration. Members of the group
include Emanuele Berti, Luca Bombelli, Marco Cavaglia, Alakabha Datta
and Tibor Torma, adjunct professors Vitor Cardoso and Ulrich Sperhake,
several postdocs and graduate students.

The successful applicant is expected to engage in a collaborative
research program involving several institutions, including Caltech and
Princeton in the USA, Lisbon, Cambridge, Rome and Aveiro in Europe,
and Para’ University in Brazil (among others).

A curriculum vitae (including a list of publications and a statement
of research interests) should be sent to the following e-mail address:

grpostdoc [at]

Please use the subject “Gravitational theory postdoc”. Applicants must
also arrange to have at least three recommendation letters to be sent
to the same email address.

Applications must be submitted as soon as possible, and possibly no
later than 12/31/2014, but late applications may be considered until
the position is filled.

DPG Physics School on General Relativity @ 99

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Emanuele and Hector are attending the DPG Physics School on “General Relativity @ 99”. This is one of many events organized on the occasion of the 100 years of Einstein’s General Relativity theory. Links to the presentations are available at the school website. The latest version of Emanuele’s lecture notes is available here.

LIGO Laboratory and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration release 2 years of data from their Fifth Science Run

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The LIGO Laboratory and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration announce the public release of two years of data taken by the three LIGO gravitational-wave detectors during LIGO’s fifth science run, 2005-2007 (S5). The full announcement is at … /s5-data-release.php and the data is released at