Davide Gerosa


filltex: Automatic queries to ADS and INSPIRE databases to fill LaTex bibliography

Davide Gerosa, Michele Vallisneri.
The Journal of Open Source Software 2 (2017) 13.

My little latex project to compile bibliographies in a smart way was published by JOSS. I really liked JOSS: it’s an innovative way to get recognition for your carefully crafted software, encouraging open science and good code practice. It’s really about publishing your code, not a paper that describes the code: they peer-review the repository, openly with pull requests.

Open-source code: homepagerepository.

Are merging black holes born from stellar collapse or previous mergers?

Davide Gerosa, Emanuele Berti.
Physical Review D 95 (2017) 124046.
arXiv:1703.06223 [gr-qc].

What if the black holes LIGO sees are the results of a merger? I mean, we see mergers, but maybe those are second-generation ones, and the two merging black holes come from first-generation mergers. Or (more likely…) stellar mass black holes form from stars and only merge once…

Selected as PRD Editors’ Suggestion.
Other press coverage: Ars Technica.