Emanuele Berti Fellow of the American Physical Society

Monday, October 5, 2015

Emanuele Berti was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society upon the recommendation of the Topical Group on Gravitation (GGR).
The citation reads as follows:

“For important contributions to theoretical gravitational-wave physics, including quasi-normal modes of black holes, tests of alternative theories, the links between analytic and numerical relativity, and the astrophysics of merging black holes.”

Precessional instability paper is a PRL Editors’ Suggestion

Friday, October 2, 2015

Using the effective potential methods that we presented in a previous Letter (see this longer Physical Review D paper for details), we recently discovered that certain black hole binary configurations where the spins are aligned with the orbital angular momentum are unstable, and they can start precessing during their evolution. This can have observational implications in the electromagnetic and gravitational radiation emitted by these systems. Our paper on the precessional instability appeared in Physical Review Letters today, and it was selected as an Editors’ Suggestion.

LIGO resumes Data Collection

Monday, September 28, 2015

The first Observing Run of Advanced LIGO started on Sept. 18. Read more about Avanced LIGO and the contributions of the UM LIGO Team on Ole Miss news: http://news.olemiss. … irst-data-collection.

Spontaneous scalarization: dead or alive? in CQG+

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Today our article Slowly rotating anisotropic neutron stars in general relativity and scalar-tensor theory (Class. Quantum Grav. 32 145008, 2015) is featured in CQG+, the companion website to the journal Classical and Quantum Gravity.

RISE and shine!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Emanuele Berti is one of the PIs of a proposal to the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) Action, funded by the Horizon 2020 program of the European Union (H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015). This international network will allow us to exchange students and researchers between 8 different universities. Besides Mississippi (PI: Emanuele Berti), the network nodes include Cambridge (PI: Ulrich Sperhake) in the UK; Lisbon (PI: Vitor Cardoso) and Aveiro (PI: Carlos Herdeiro) in Portugal; Paris CNRS (PI: Enrico Barausse) in France; Rome “Sapienza” (PI: Leonardo Gualtieri) in Italy; Perimeter Institute (PI: Luis Lehner) in Canada; and Osaka (PI: Akihiro Ishibashi) in Japan. The RISE action will focus on problems in Strong Gravity and High-Energy Physics.