Graduate student Katie Breivik’s work has been featured on the site AASNova.org, which highlights some of the most interesting recent results being published in the journals of the American Astronomical Society. Katie is a theoretical astrophysicist who studies the formation of pairs of black holes with computer simulations. Her work exhibits the capabilities of a space-based detector called LISA, the “Laser Interferometer Space Antenna” that will be jointly flown by NASA and the European Space Agency near the end of the next decade.
Read the feature article, “Using LISA to Learn How Pairs of Black Holes Formed” on AAS Nova.
Check out Breivik’s paper, “Distinguishing Between Formation Channels for Binary Black Holes with LISA.”