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C P L Berry

  • PhD in Astronomy
  • CIERA Board of Visitors Research Professor
  • Northwestern University
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  • 10298CitationsNumber of citations received by C P L's publications. Updated daily.

Research interests

Stellar evolutionGeneral relativityNeutron starsGalactic dynamicsBlack holesGravitational wavesGravitation

About

I study gravitational-wave astronomy: how we can use gravitational-waves (tiny ripples in spacetime generated by changing gravitational fields) to learn about the Universe. I am a theoretical astrophysicist, and am interested in what we can learn about gravity from astronomical measurements as well as what we can learn about astrophysical objects, such as black holes, from gravitational interactions. I am currently working as part of the LIGO collaboration. My work is centred on figuring out the best way to extract information from gravitational-wave measurements. I studied for my PhD at the Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge under the supervision of Jonathan Gair. My thesis was about what we could learn from strong-field probes of gravity and, in particular, gravitational radiation.

Groups

Co-authors (4718)

Recent publications

  • Constraints on cosmic strings using data from the first Advanced LIGO observing run

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  • Search for Tensor, Vector, and Scalar Polarizations in the Stochastic Gravitational-Wave Background

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    • Abbott R
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Professional experience

CIERA Board of Visitors Research Professor

Northwestern University

September 2018 - Present

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Birmingham

October 2013 - August 2018(5 years)

PhD student

University of Cambridge

October 2009 - August 2013(4 years)

Education

PhD Astronomy

Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge

October 2009 - August 2013(4 years)

BA (Hons), MSci Natural Sciences

Churchill College, University of Cambridge

October 2005 - July 2009(4 years)