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Samaya Nissanke - GRAPPA

May 4, 2020
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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Pupin Hall Theory Center (8th Floor)

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Samaya Nissanke is an assistant professor working at GRAPPA (a center of excellence in gravitation and astroparticle physics) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), the Netherlands. She is also a joint faculty member at the Anton Pannekoek Institute (astronomy) and the Institute for High Energy Physics (IHEF) at UvA.

Samaya's current research focuses on the detection, measurement and interpretation of gravitational waves, the astrophysics of compact object (black holes, neutron stars and white dwarfs) binaries, and general relativity. In particular, over the past decade+, she has studied how black holes and neutron stars are formed, via the merger of pairs of neutron stars and black holes, using both their gravitational wave (GW) and electromagnetic radiation.