Research Projects

This page should (hopefully) list all of my ongoing and previous research projects

December 2018 - Present

Ongoing

Gravitational waves are produced any time a mass accelerates, including when an object changes the direction it's travelling in. When massive black holes, travelling at hih velocities, come close to each other their mutual gravitational attraction can alter their trajectories, producing a gravitational effect analogous to Bremsstrahlung. The signal produced by these sources may be an observable source of gravitational wave 'burst' signals.

October 2015 - Present

Ongoing

Understanding the waveform for a binary black hole coalescence is important for a number of data analysis tasks in gravitational wave astronomy, including parameter estimation and testing General Relativity. Producing precise waveforms is slow and computationally intensive, however. This project involves the development of accurate surrogate models which can be used in Bayesian inference.

November 2014 - Present

Completed

A public outreach event aimed at exhibiting the cutting-edge research work being carried out at the University of Glasgow.

July 2014 - Present

Complete

An attempt to use Bayesian inference to find flaring events in data from the Kepler mission.

June 2013 - Present

Released

An attempt to use Bayesian inference to find flaring events in data from the Kepler mission.