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Vicky Kalogera

Vicky Kalogera’s research interests are in the astrophysics of compact objects and their formation and evolution in multiple stellar systems. She studies the physical properties of X-ray binaries, millisecond radio pulsars and double compact objects in our own and other galaxies and works on the theoretical interpretation of current observations of their electromagnetic emission and their anticipated gravitational radiation. She has expanded into projects in gravitational-wave data analysis and astrophysical modeling involving methods from applied mathematics, statistics, and computer science, with extensive use of high-performance computing. Within the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, Kalogera led the work on astrophysical implications of the historic gravitational-wave discovery announced in early 2016.


Senior Fellow Gravity & the Extreme Universe


Northwestern University


United States

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