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Vanderbilt Initiative for Gravity, Waves and Fluids

The Vanderbilt Initiative  for Gravity, Waves, and Fluids is an interdisciplinary research venture  providing mathematicians, physicists, and astrophysicists with the resources and space to connect and collaboratively work on problems of outstanding scientific merit, such as:

  • General relativity: theoretical, mathematical, numerical, or experimental, including, but not restricted to, black holes, gravitational radiation, and multimessenger astrophysics.
  • Fluid mechanics: theoretical, mathematical, numerical, or experimental, including, but not restricted to, relativistic fluids far from equilibrium.
  • Evolution of partial differential equations related to fluids and gravity, including, but not restricted to, the geometric analysis of waves and fluids.
  • The physics and mathematics of neutron star mergers and high-energy nuclear collisions.

 Mathematics faculty

Marcelo Disconzi

Marcelo Disconzi

Gieri Simonett

Gieri Simonett

Jared Speck

Jared Speck

Physics and Astronomy faculty

Vicki Greene

Victoria Greene

 

Kelly Holley-Bockelmann  

Kelly Holley-

Bockelmann

Tom Kephart

Thomas Kephart

 

Alex Lupsasca

 

Alex Lupsasca

Starting Fall'22

 

Jean Francois Paquet

Jean-Francois Paquet

Starting Fall'22

Jessie Runnoe

Jessie Runnoe 

Robert Scherrer 

Robert Scherrer

Stephen Taylor

Stephen Taylor

Julia Velkovska

Julia Velkovska

Research faculty, teaching faculty, and post-docs

Leonardo Abbrescia

William Gabella

Karan Jani

Karan Jani

Shengquan Tuo

Shengquan Tuo

Momchil Velkovsky

Momchil Velkovsky

 

 

Graduate Students

Brandon BlankenshipBrandon Blankenship

Luis Bichon IIILuis Bichon III

Sam DunhamSamuel Dunham

Lauren KasperLauren Kasper 

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Brian Luczak

Brian Luczak

Andi MankolliAndi Mankolli  

Mike ReynoldsMichael Reynolds 

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Krystal Ruiz-Rocha

Sifan Yu   Sifan Yu