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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 nuclear collisions.

 Mathematics faculty

Marcelo Disconzi

Marcelo Disconzi

Jared Speck

Jared Speck

Physics and Astronomy faculty

Kelly Holley-

Bockelmann

Victoria Greene

 

Thomas Kephart

 

 

Jessie Runnoe

 

Robert Scherrer

 

Stephen Taylor

 

Julia Velkovska

 

Research faculty and post-docs

Leonardo Abbrescia

William Gabella

Karan Jani

Shengquan Tuo 

 

Graduate Students

       

Sifan Yu