School of Physics Astrophysics

Gravitational Waves

Virtually everything we know about the Universe comes from observations of light. LIGO and other gravitational wave detectors promise to open a new window into the Universe.

Supervisor Profiles & Available Research Projects

A/Prof Andrew Melatos

  • Theory of gravitational waves radiated by neutron stars and black holes: new sources for LIGO
  • Gravitational waves from supernova explosions
  • Signal templates and algorithms for gravitational wave data analysis

Dr Christian Reichardt

  • Searches for inflationary gravitational waves
  • Data analysis for large-area CMB polarization surveys
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