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Luke Zoltan Kelley

LZKelley[@/at]northwestern.edu


@lzkelley

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About

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I am a CIERA & Lindheimer post-doctoral fellow at Northwestern University's Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA). I completed my PhD with Prof. Lars Hernquist in Astronomy & Astrophysics at Harvard University. My interests are at the interface of high-energy transients and galaxy-evolution. Most of my work is focused on massive black-hole binaries and their electromagnetic and gravitational wave signals. I also study stellar-mass, compact binary systems (white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes); large data sets; and massive black-hole formation, growth, and feedback.


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Non-refereed & Collaboration Papers:

Positions

Northwestern University CIERA Lindheimer Fellow 2018—
Harvard University PhD Massive Black-Hole Binaries
Prof. Lars Hernquist & Laura Blecha
2014—2018
MS Black-Hole Jets and Tidal Disruption Events
Prof. Ramesh Narayan & Alexander Tchekhovskoy
2011—2013
UC Santa Cruz Junior Specialist Electromagnetic Triggers for LIGO
Prof. Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz & Ilya Mandel
2010—2011
BS, with Honors Physics (Astronomy & Astrophysics)
Compact Binaries as Gravitational Wave Sources
Prof. Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz & Ilya Mandel
2008—2010
Research Assistant Particle Collider Simulations
Prof. Bruce Schumm
2005—2007
BS, with Honors Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental) 2005—2010

Collaborators

Laura Blecha University of Florida
Maria Charisi Vanderbilt University
Claude-André Faucher-Giguère Northwestern University
Wen-fai Fong Northwestern University
Jonathan Gair MPI Potsdam
James Guillochon Berkshire Grey
Zoltán Haiman Columbia University
Lars Hernquist Harvard University
Vicky Kalogera Northwestern University
Bence Kocsis Eötvös University
Ilya Mandel Monash University
Brian Metzger Columbia University
Ramesh Narayan Harvard University
Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz University of California, Santa Cruz
Alberto Sesana Universita` di Milano Bicocca
Joseph Simon CU Boulder
Stephen Taylor Vanderbilt
Alexander Tchekhovskoy Northwestern University

Students

Graduate:

Mike Zevin Northwestern University (primary advisor: Prof. Vicky Kalogera)
Michael Bueno Northwestern University (primary advisor: Prof. Shane Larson)
Michael Katz Northwestern University (primary advisor: Prof. Shane Larson)
Mohammad Sayeb University of Florida (primary advisor: Prof. Laura Blecha)
Magdalena Siwek Harvard University (primary advisor: Prof. Lars Hernquist)

Undergraduate:

Katie Cella Vanderbilt University (primary advisor:Prof. Stephen Taylor)
Estephani TorresVillanueva University of Utah (Northwestern University, Research Experience for Undergraduates)
Sophia Taylor University of Washington (Northwestern University, Research Experience for Undergraduates)
Tenley Hutchinson Spelman College (Harvard University, Banneker & Aztlán Institutes)




Interests & Buzzwords:

Astrophysics, Transients, Gravitational Waves, Black Holes, Binaries, Tidal Disruptions, Compact Binaries, Gamma Ray Bursts, Supernovae, Pulsar Timing Arrays, NANOGrav, LIGO, Open source, Public data, Equity & Diversity, Education & Outreach