Davide Gerosa



My own guides, projects and thoughts

Close places and collaborators


  • TV interview on gravitational-waves and black-hole kicks (aired on Cambridge TV) (here)
  • Press release: Using gravitational waves to catch runaway black holes (here)
  • Press release: New insights found in black hole collisions (here and here)
  • Phyiscs.org article: LIGO’s black hole got the boot (here)
  • CQG+ article: Gravity and scalar fields: live long and prosper? (here)
  • Caltech outreach journal: Spin alignment effects in black hole binaries (here)
  • My outreach articles on the Italian online newspaper ilsussidiario.net
  • Birth of an idea, how scientists talk about the genesis of their ideas. Here is my own contribution.

Links to cool gravity stuff

Other geek things

  • How to setup a new SVN repository and give right to others using RSA keys: SVN
  • A beautiful collection of Python tricks by M. Vallisneri: vallis/salon. In particular this is a really cool script which I generalized into filltex.
  • To upload your python nerd stuff on PyPi check this tutorial (better) and also this other one
  • List of named colors in Python: colors
  • Store configuration files (bashrc etc) in git: here
  • Lord of the rings dates are in your mac! Try: cat /usr/share/calendar/calendar.lotr
  • Star Wars in ascii… Try:  telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl
  • LatexOnline: on-the-fly Tex compiler for web-hosted files (e.g. from github)
  • Cambridge 23 research things
  • Interact with your google drive from the command line: github.com/prasmussen/gdrive
  • arxiv stats: here and here



Picture: flowing whisky beach at the Isle of Skye, Scotland