Hector Okada da Silva

I am a Senior Scientist and Leibniz Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute), working in the Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity division led by Alessandra Buonanno. Here, I explore the validity of General Relativity under various observational lenses and investigate the physics of neutron stars.

Before coming to Germany, I worked with Nicolás Yunes at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and before that at Montana State University. I received my PhD (2017) from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at The University of Mississippi, under the supervision of Emanuele Berti. Before my time in the United States, I was a student at the Universidade Federal do Pará in Belém, Brazil, where I earned my Bachelor's (2008) and Master's (2011) degrees in Physics under the supervision of Danilo T. Alves and Carlos Farina.