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Faculty of Mathematics

 

Career

  • 2019-now : Senior Kavli Research Fellow, KICC/DAMTP - University of Cambridge
  • 2018-2019: Senior Postdoctoral Researcher - University of Jena
  • 2016-2018: Rubicon post-doctoral research fellow, DAMTP - University of Cambridge
  • 2011-2016: PhD in gravitational wave physics, Nikhef Amsterdam
  • 2007-2011: Master in Theoretical Physics, Master in Mathematics, Utrecht University

Research

Michalis is a member of the Kavli Institute for Cosmology in Cambridge and the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, in the Relativity and Gravitation research group. He is also an active member of the LIGO - Virgo Collaboration. His current research is focused on the study of gravitational waves, the nature of spacetime, gravity and matter. 

Selected Publications

  • B. P. Abbott, et. al., "Tests of general relativity with GW150914", Phys. Rev. Lett., 116(22), 221101, 2016
  • M. Agathos, et al., "Constraining the neutron star equation of state with gravitational wave signals from coalescing binary neutron stars", Phys. Rev. D, 92(2), 023012, 2015
  • M. Agathos, et al., "TIGER: A data analysis pipeline for testing the strong-field dynamics of general relativity with gravitational wave signals from coalescing compact binaries", Phys. Rev. D89(8), 082001, 2014

 

Publications

GW190814: Gravitational Waves from the Coalescence of a 23 M$_\odot$ Black Hole with a 2.6 M$_\odot$ Compact Object
R Abbott, TD Abbott, S Abraham, F Acernese, K Ackley, C Adams, RX Adhikari, VB Adya, C Affeldt, M Agathos, K Agatsuma, N Aggarwal, OD Aguiar, A Aich, L Aiello, A Ain, P Ajith, S Akcay, G Allen, A Allocca, PA Altin, A Amato, S Anand, A Ananyeva, SB Anderson et al.
– The Astrophysical Journal
(2020)
896,
l44
A Joint Fermi-GBM and LIGO/Virgo Analysis of Compact Binary Mergers from the First and Second Gravitational-wave Observing Runs
F Gamma-Ray Burst Monitor, T Ligo Scientific Collaboration, R Hamburg, C Fletcher, E Burns, A Goldstein, E Bissaldi, MS Briggs, WH Cleveland, MM Giles, CM Hui, D Kocevski, S Lesage, B Mailyan, C Malacaria, S Poolakkil, R Preece, OJ Roberts, P Veres, A Von Kienlin, CA Wilson-Hodge, J Wood, R Abbott, TD Abbott, S Abraham et al.
– Astrophysical Journal
(2020)
893,
100
Optically targeted search for gravitational waves emitted by core-collapse supernovae during the first and second observing runs of advanced LIGO and advanced Virgo
BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, S Abraham, F Acernese, K Ackley, C Adams, VB Adya, C Affeldt, M Agathos, K Agatsuma, N Aggarwal, OD Aguiar, L Aiello, A Ain, P Ajith, G Allen, A Allocca, MA Aloy, PA Altin, A Amato, S Anand, A Ananyeva, SB Anderson, WG Anderson et al.
– Physical Review D
(2020)
101,
084002
GW190425: Observation of a Compact Binary Coalescence with Total Mass $\sim 3.4 M_{\odot}$
BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, S Abraham, F Acernese, K Ackley, C Adams, RX Adhikari, VB Adya, C Affeldt, M Agathos, K Agatsuma, N Aggarwal, OD Aguiar, L Aiello, A Ain, P Ajith, G Allen, A Allocca, MA Aloy, PA Altin, A Amato, S Anand, A Ananyeva, SB Anderson et al.
– The Astrophysical Journal Letters
(2020)
892,
L3
A morphology-independent search for gravitational wave echoes in data from the first and second observing runs of Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo
KW Tsang, A Ghosh, A Samajdar, K Chatziioannou, S Mastrogiovanni, M Agathos, C Van Den Broeck
– Physical Review D
(2020)
101,
064012
The advanced Virgo longitudinal control system for the O2 observing run
F Acernese, M Agathos, L Aiello, A Allocca, MA Aloy, A Amato, S Antier, M Arène, N Arnaud, S Ascenzi, P Astone, F Aubin, S Babak, P Bacon, F Badaracco, MKM Bader, J Baird, F Baldaccini, G Ballardin, C Barbieri, F Barone, M Barsuglia, D Barta, A Basti, M Bawaj et al.
– Astroparticle Physics
(2020)
116,
102386
A guide to LIGOVirgo detector noise and extraction of transient gravitational-wave signals
T Ligo Scientific Collaboration, BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, S Abraham, F Acernese, K Ackley, C Adams, VB Adya, C Affeldt, M Agathos, K Agatsuma, N Aggarwal, OD Aguiar, L Aiello, A Ain, P Ajith, T Alford, G Allen, A Allocca, MA Aloy, PA Altin, A Amato, A Ananyeva, SB Anderson et al.
– Classical and Quantum Gravity
(2020)
37,
055002
Inferring prompt black-hole formation in neutron star mergers from gravitational-wave data
M Agathos, F Zappa, S Bernuzzi, A Perego, M Breschi, D Radice
– Physical Review D
(2020)
101,
044006
Model comparison from LIGOVirgo data on GW170817s binary components and consequences for the merger remnant
BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, S Abraham, F Acernese, K Ackley, C Adams, VB Adya, C Affeldt, M Agathos, K Agatsuma, N Aggarwal, OD Aguiar, L Aiello, A Ain, P Ajith, G Allen, A Allocca, MA Aloy, PA Altin, A Amato, S Anand, A Ananyeva, SB Anderson, WG Anderson et al.
– Classical and Quantum Gravity
(2020)
37,
045006
Increasing the Astrophysical Reach of the Advanced Virgo Detector via the Application of Squeezed Vacuum States of Light.
F Acernese, M Agathos, L Aiello, A Allocca, A Amato, S Ansoldi, S Antier, M Arène, N Arnaud, S Ascenzi, P Astone, F Aubin, S Babak, P Bacon, F Badaracco, MKM Bader, J Baird, F Baldaccini, G Ballardin, G Baltus, C Barbieri, P Barneo, F Barone, M Barsuglia, D Barta et al.
– Physical review letters
(2019)
123,
231108
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Research Group

Relativity and Gravitation

Room

B2.02

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01223 337872