## 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. D*,**89**(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

– The Astrophysical Journal

(2020)

896,

l44

(DOI: 10.3847/2041-8213/ab960f)

A Joint Fermi-GBM and LIGO/Virgo Analysis of Compact Binary Mergers from the First and Second Gravitational-wave Observing Runs

– Astrophysical Journal

(2020)

893,

100

(DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/ab7d3e)

Optically targeted search for gravitational waves emitted by core-collapse supernovae during the first and second observing runs of advanced LIGO and advanced Virgo

– Physical Review D

(2020)

101,

084002

(DOI: 10.1103/physrevd.101.084002)

GW190425: Observation of a Compact Binary Coalescence with Total Mass
$\sim 3.4 M_{\odot}$

– The Astrophysical Journal Letters

(2020)

892,

L3

(DOI: 10.3847/2041-8213/ab75f5)

A morphology-independent search for gravitational wave echoes in data from the first and second observing runs of Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo

– Physical Review D

(2020)

101,

064012

(DOI: 10.1103/physrevd.101.064012)

The advanced Virgo longitudinal control system for the O2 observing run

– Astroparticle Physics

(2020)

116,

102386

A guide to LIGOVirgo detector noise and extraction of transient gravitational-wave signals

– Classical and Quantum Gravity

(2020)

37,

055002

(DOI: 10.1088/1361-6382/ab685e)

Inferring prompt black-hole formation in neutron star mergers from gravitational-wave data

– Physical Review D

(2020)

101,

044006

(DOI: 10.1103/physrevd.101.044006)

Model comparison from LIGOVirgo data on GW170817s binary components and consequences for the merger remnant

– Classical and Quantum Gravity

(2020)

37,

045006

(DOI: 10.1088/1361-6382/ab5f7c)

Increasing the Astrophysical Reach of the Advanced Virgo Detector via the Application of Squeezed Vacuum States of Light.

– Physical review letters

(2019)

123,

231108

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