Davide Gerosa

Caltech


Reanalysis of LIGO black-hole coalescences with alternative prior assumptions

Davide Gerosa, Salvatore Vitale, Carl-Johan Haster, Katerina Chatziioannou, Aaron Zimmerman.
Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, IAU Symposium, Volume 338, in press.
arXiv:1712.06635 [astro-ph.HE].

These are proceedings of the IAU Symposium 338 “Gravitational Wave Astrophysics”, held in Baton Rouge LA on October 16-19, 2017. My contribution is based on arXiv:1707.04637, where we look at the first binary black hole data using different Bayesian priors. During that conference, we had the announcement of the first neutron start event, GW170817, and I was presenting black-hole science: so obsolete…


Surprises from the spins: astrophysics and relativity with detections of spinning black-hole mergers

Davide Gerosa.
Journal of Physics: Conference Series 957 (2018) 1, 012014.
arXiv:1711.10038 [astro-ph.HE].

These are my proceedings for the 12th Edoardo Amaldi Conference on Gravitational Waves (July 9-14, 2017, Pasadena CA). I summarize how to use black-hole spin dynamics to learn about the lives of stars using gravitational-wave data. There are surprises…

Before the talk, I was awarded the 2016 Stefano Braccini Thesis prize (here is Salvo’s tweet about it).


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.


Rival families: waveforms from resonant black-hole binaries as probes of their astrophysical formation history

Davide Gerosa. 
Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings 40 (2015) 137-145.

These are my proceedings of the 3rd Session of the Sant Cugat Forum on Astrophysics, held in beautiful Sant Cugat, near Barcelona on April 22-25, 2014. My contribution is this paper: have a look if you want to know more about rival families in spinning black-hole binaries.