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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

  • M. Agathos, et al., "Inferring Prompt Black-Hole Formation in Neutron Star Mergers from Gravitational-Wave Data", Phys.Rev.D101(4), 044006, 2020
  • M. Breschi, et al., "kiloHertz gravitational waves from binary neutron star remnants: time-domain model and constraints on extreme matter",  Phys.Rev.D100(10) 104029, 2019
  • B. P. Abbott, et al., "Tests of General Relativity with the Binary Black Hole Signals from the LIGO-Virgo Catalog GWTC-1", Phys.Rev.D100(10), 104036, 2019
  • 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

Waveform systematics in the gravitational-wave inference of tidal parameters and equation of state from binary neutron-star signals
R Gamba, M Breschi, S Bernuzzi, M Agathos, A Nagar
– Physical Review D
(2021)
103,
124015
Diving below the Spin-down Limit: Constraints on Gravitational Waves from the Energetic Young Pulsar PSR J0537-6910
R Abbott, TD Abbott, S Abraham, F Acernese, K Ackley, A Adams, C Adams, RX Adhikari, VB Adya, C Affeldt, D Agarwal, M Agathos, K Agatsuma, N Aggarwal, OD Aguiar, L Aiello, A Ain, P Ajith, T Akutsu, KM Aleman, G Allen, A Allocca, PA Altin, A Amato, S Anand et al.
– The Astrophysical Journal Letters
(2021)
913,
L27
Population Properties of Compact Objects from the Second LIGO–Virgo Gravitational-Wave Transient Catalog
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
(2021)
913,
L7
A Gravitational-wave Measurement of the Hubble Constant Following the Second Observing Run of Advanced LIGO and Virgo
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.
– Astrophysical Journal
(2021)
909,
218
All-sky search in early O3 LIGO data for continuous gravitational-wave signals from unknown neutron stars in binary systems
R Abbott, TD Abbott, S Abraham, F Acernese, K Ackley, A Adams, C Adams, RX Adhikari, VB Adya, C Affeldt, D Agarwal, M Agathos, K Agatsuma, N Aggarwal, OD Aguiar, L Aiello, A Ain, P Ajith, KM Aleman, G Allen, A Allocca, PA Altin, A Amato, S Anand, A Ananyeva et al.
– Physical Review D
(2021)
103,
064017
Open data from the first and second observing runs of Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo
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, G Allen, A Allocca, PA Altin, A Amato, S Anand, A Ananyeva, SB Anderson, WG Anderson et al.
– SoftwareX
(2021)
13,
100658
Gravitational-wave Constraints on the Equatorial Ellipticity of Millisecond Pulsars
R Abbott, TD Abbott, S Abraham, F Acernese, K Ackley, A Adams, 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, PA Altin, A Amato, S Anand, A Ananyeva, SB Anderson, WG Anderson et al.
– The Astrophysical Journal Letters
(2020)
902,
L21
Prospects for observing and localizing gravitational-wave transients with Advanced LIGO, Advanced Virgo and KAGRA
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 Akutsu, G Allen, A Allocca, MA Aloy, PA Altin, A Amato, A Ananyeva, SB Anderson, WG Anderson et al.
– Living reviews in relativity
(2020)
23,
3
Quantum Backaction on kg-Scale Mirrors: Observation of Radiation Pressure Noise in the Advanced Virgo Detector.
F Acernese, M Agathos, L Aiello, A Ain, A Allocca, A Amato, S Ansoldi, S Antier, M Arène, N Arnaud, S Ascenzi, P Astone, F Aubin, S Babak, F Badaracco, MKM Bader, S Bagnasco, J Baird, G Ballardin, G Baltus, C Barbieri, P Barneo, F Barone, M Barsuglia, D Barta et al.
– Physical review letters
(2020)
125,
131101
Properties and Astrophysical Implications of the 150 M ⊙ Binary Black Hole Merger GW190521
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.
– Astrophysical Journal Letters
(2020)
900,
l13
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Relativity and Gravitation

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