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Luke Zoltan Kelley

Kelley, Luke

Cottrell Scholar, CIERA Postdoctoral Fellow

  1800 Sherman, 8017


Dr. Kelley works at the interface of transient astrophysics and galaxy populations. His current research focuses on the massive black holes (MBHs) which reside in the centers of galaxies, and the gravitational waves (GW) they produce after forming binaries following galaxy mergers. Luke has performed extensive modeling of MBH binaries using hydrodynamic, cosmological simulations to make predictions for future GW detections by pulsar timing arrays. He has also studied stellar compact binaries as LIGO sources and progenitors of short gamma-ray bursts, in addition to tidal-disruption events of stars by MBH.

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