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Luke Zoltan Kelley

LZKelley[@/at]northwestern.edu


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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 especially 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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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
Jürg Diemand University of Zurich
Claude-André Faucher-Giguère Northwestern University
Jonathan Gair The University Of Edinburgh
Dimitrios Giannios Purdue University
James Guillochon Harvard University
Zoltán Haiman Columbia University
Lars Hernquist Harvard University
Bence Kocsis Eötvös University
Ilya Mandel University of Birmingham
Brian Metzger Columbia University
Ramesh Narayan Harvard University
Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz University of California, Santa Cruz
Alberto Sesana University of Birmingham
Stephen Taylor CalTech
Alexander Tchekhovskoy Northwestern University
Marcel Zemp D|ONE

Students

Tenley Hutchinson Spelman College (Harvard University, Banneker & Aztlán Institutes)
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)
Mike Zevin Northwestern University (primary advisor: Prof. Vicky Kalogera)




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