Samaya Michiko Nissanke is an Assistant Professor working in gravitational wave astrophysics at Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Her research focuses on the measurement and interpretation of gravitational wave signals from merging pairs of neutron stars and black holes, the most violent and energetic events in the Universe. In particular, over more than ten years, Samaya’s research played a leading role in the new field of multi-messenger astronomy using both gravitational waves and electromagnetic radiation to study the formation of black holes and neutron stars.
Prior to arriving in the Netherlands, Samaya completed the Natural Science (Physics) Tripos at the University of Cambridge, followed by a PhD in analytical relativity at the Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris, and postdoctoral appointments at the Canadian Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics in Toronto, Caltech and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California.
Session: Breakthroughs from Across the World
Date: 28 March 2018
Time: 09:00 - 10:00