Tenured faculty position
The School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Birmingham invites applications for a tenured faculty position in Astrophysics at the Lectureship level, or exceptionally at a higher level.
The following papers have been submitted or published recently:
Recent publications and Awards
The generation of higher-order Laguerre-Gauss optical beams for high-precision interferometry by
L. Carbone, P. Fulda, C. Bond, F. Bruckner, D. Brown, M. Wang, D. Lodhia, R. Palmer and A.Freise, has been published in J. Vis. Exp.
The paper Comparison of Gravitational Wave Detector Network Sky Localization Approximations by Grover et al. has been posted.
The paper Sensitivity of intra-cavity filtering schemes for detecting gravitational waves by Mengyao Wang, Haixing Miao, Andreas Freise, Yanbei Chen has been posted.
The paper Basic Parameter Estimation of Binary Neutron Star Systems by the Advanced LIGO/Virgo Network by Rodriguez et al. has been posted.
The paper Double Compact Objects II: Cosmological Merger Rates by Dominik et al. has been accepted by ApJ. The paper Inadequacies of the Fisher Information Matrix in gravitational-wave parameter estimation by Carl Rodriguez, Benjamin Farr, Will Farr, and Ilya Mandel has been accepted by PRD.
Charlotte Bond has been awarded a Mary Bradburn Scholarship by the British Federation of Women Graduates (BFWG). These competitive scholarships reward academic excellence and are open to women from all areas of academia.
Ben Farr won the Blue Apple award for the best talk at the Midwest Relativity Meeting at the University of Wisconsin -- Milwaukee, USA.
Onwards and upwards!
Several people have joined the group or were promoted recently. Prof. Alberto Vecchio is now head of the Birmingham
Dr. Andreas Freise is now Professor Andreas Freise. Dr. Will Farr has permanently joined the group after earning the prestigious Birmingham fellowship. Dr. Walter Del Pozzo joined
as a postdoc, with Christopher Berry about to follow suit, while Ben Farr is a 1-year visitor. Meanwhile, Dr. Frank Brueckner, Dr. Ludovico Carbone, Dr.
Deepali Lodhia, and Dr. Rory Smith recently left the group for other academic (postdoc) or industry positions.