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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

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)
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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)
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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 Rev Relativ
(2020)
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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.
– Phys Rev Lett
(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)
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L13
GW190521: A Binary Black Hole Merger with a Total Mass of $150 ~ M_{\odot}$
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.
– Phys Rev Lett
(2020)
125,
101102
GW190412: Observation of a binary-black-hole coalescence with asymmetric masses
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.
– Physical Review D
(2020)
102,
043015
Structure of Neutron Stars in Massive Scalar-Tensor Gravity.
R Rosca-Mead, CJ Moore, U Sperhake, M Agathos, D Gerosa
– Symmetry
(2020)
12,
1384
Core collapse in massive scalar-tensor gravity
R Rosca-Mead, U Sperhake, CJ Moore, M Agathos, D Gerosa, CD Ott
– Physical Review D
(2020)
102,
044010
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.
– Astrophysical Journal Letters
(2020)
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Research Group

Relativity and Gravitation

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B2.02

Telephone

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