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Talks at conferences
29. * Black-hole kicks: how and where
Taipei Gravitational Wave Group (TGWG) Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, Oct 2018.
28. * Forming binary black holes out of stars
Taipei Gravitational Wave Group (TGWG) Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, Oct 2018.
27. * Getting ready: exploit LISA to improve LIGO’s tests of General Relativity
Einstein Fellows Symposium 2018, Cambridge MA, USA, Oct 2018.
26. Runaways: recoiling black holes and their gravitational-wave signatures.
COSPAR 2018 42nd assembly, Pasadena CA, USA, July 2018.
25. An unprecedented opportunity: black-hole spectroscopy with LISA forewarnings and LIGO optimizations.
12th LISA Symposium, Chicago IL, USA, July 2018.
24. * What do LIGO’s black holes remember?
April APS Meeting, Columbus OH, USA, Apr 2018.
23. Modeling black hole kicks with waveform approximants.
34rd Pacific Coast Gravity Meeting, Pasadena CA, USA, Mar 2018.
22. Black holes from other black holes?
Gravity@Malta2018, Valletta, Malta, Jan 2018.
21. * The gravitational-wave astronomy revolution.
2nd Milan Christmas Workshop, Milan, Italy, Dec 2017.
20. Reanalysis of LIGO black-hole coalescences with alternative prior assumptions.
IAU Symposium 338, Baton Rouge LA, USA, Oct 2017.
19. * Careful with the priors: a reanalysis of LIGO black-hole coalescences.
Einstein Fellows Symposium 2017, Cambridge MA, USA, Oct 2017.
18. Empty galaxies to constrain black-hole superkicks.
3rd Swinburne-Caltech Galaxy Workshop, Pasadena CA, USA, Sept 2017.
17. * Surprises from the spins: astrophysics and relativity with detections of spinning black-hole mergers.
12th Edoardo Amaldi Conference, Pasadena CA, USA, Jul 2017. Plenary talk.
Proceedings published by IoP (Mar 2018).
16. Core collapse and compact-object formation to test General Relativity.
LIGO Core Collapse Supernova Workshop, Pasadena CA, USA, Mar 2017.
15. The curious and simple limit of equal-mass precessing black-hole binaries.
33rd Pacific Coast Gravity Meeting, Santa Barbara CA, USA, Mar 2017.
14. * Spins remember: spin signatures of astrophysical black hole formation mechanisms.
Strong Gravity and Binary Dynamics with Gravitational Wave Observations, Oxford MS, USA, Feb 2017.
13. The kick is in the waveform: detection of black-hole recoils.
The Dawning Era of Gravitational-Wave Astrophysics, Aspen CO, USA, Feb 2017.
12. Kicked waveforms: prospects for direct detection of black hole recoils.
“April” APS Meeting, Washington DC, USA, Jan 2017.
10. Averaging the average: multi-timescale analysis of precessing black-hole binaries.
21st International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation (GR21), New York NY, USA, Jul 2016.
9. Differential accretion means differential alignment.
BritGrav 16, Nottingham, UK, Apr 2016.
8. A new instability to black-hole spin precession.
28th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics, Geneva, Switzerland, Dec 2015.
7. Binary black-hole spin precession: a tale of three timescales.
One Hundred Years of Strong Gravity, Lisbon, Portugal, Jun 2015.
6. Giant and empty: black-hole occupation fraction in brightest cluster galaxies.
BritGrav 15, Birmingham, UK, Apr 2015.
5. * Not so fast: gas-driven spin alignment in merging black-hole binaries.
Milan Christmas Workshop, Milan, Italy, Dec 2014.
4. Missing black holes in brightest cluster galaxies as evidence for the occurrence of superkicks.
99 years of Black Holes, Potsdam, Germany, May 2014.
3. Rival families: waveforms from resonant black-hole binaries as probes of their astrophysical formation history.
3rd Session of the Sant Cugat Forum on Astrophysics, Sant Cugat, Spain, Apr 2014.
Proceedings published by Springer (Jan 2015).
2. Gravitational-wave signals from stellar-mass black-hole binaries in resonant configurations.
BritGrav 14, Cambridge, UK, Mar 2014.
1. Spin alignment effects in stellar mass black hole binaries.
22nd Midwest Relativity Meeting, Chicago IL, USA, Sep 2012.
Talks at department seminars
27. * Understanding birth and growth of binary black holes with gravitational waves.
Physics Colloquium, California State University Northridge, Los Angeles CA, USA, Feb 2019.
26. * The (astro)physics of black-hole mergers and their gravitational-wave emission.
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium, California State University Northridge, Los Angeles CA, USA, Jan 2019.
25. * How to kick black holes out of their galaxies.
Strong Gravity Seminars, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Canada, Sep 2018.
24. * (Astro)physical consequences of black-hole recoils.
CITA Seminars, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, Toronto, Canada, Sep 2018.
23. * Black-hole spins and the astrophysics of LIGO’s sources.
AEI seminars, Albert Einstein Institute, Hannover, Germany, Apr 2018.
22. * Dynamics of spinning black-hole binaries as a tool to uncover their formation pathway.
AEI seminars, Albert Einstein Institute, Potsdam, Germany, Mar 2018.
21. * Runaways: phenomenology and detectability of black-hole recoils.
Theoretical Astrophysics Seminars, University of Florida, Gainsville FL, USA, Mar 2018.
20. * Testing relativity with past and future supernova explosions.
Physics colloquia, Montana State University, Bozeman MT, USA, Feb 2018.
19. * More astrophysics out of the first gravitational wave detections.
GSSI seminars, Gran Sasso Science Institute, L’Aquila, Italy, Jan 2018.
18. * Where do binary black holes come from? How do we find out?
Theory seminars, Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome, Italy, Jan 2018.
17. * Monopole radiation, hyper scalarization and inverse chirps: the promise of testing gravity with stellar collapse.
Steward Observatory lunch seminars, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ, USA, Nov 2017.
16. * Black-hole binary spin precession: from relativity to astronomy.
GRITTS seminars, Massachusetts Institute of Technology LIGO Lab, Cambridge MA, USA, Oct 2017.
15. * Constraining the astrophysics behind the first LIGO detections.
Physics colloquia, University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas TX, USA, Sep 2017.
14. * Binary black hole astrophysics with the first gravitational-wave events.
Theory group seminars, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, May 2017.
13. * Astrophysics with the first gravitational-wave events: from supernova asymmetries to multiple black-hole generations.
GR seminars, Department Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Cambridge, UK, May 2017.
12. * Black-hole binaries on the road to merger.
Oskar Klein Center colloquia, Stockholms Universitet, Stockholm, Sweden, Jan 2017.
11. * A tale of astronomy and relativity: formation and evolution of black-hole binaries.
Department seminar series, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy, Apr 2016.
10. * A new paradigm for black-hole spin precession.
Astrophysics seminars, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, Feb 2016.
9. * New insights on binary black-hole spin precession.
AEI seminars, Albert Einstein Institute, Potsdam, Germany, Feb 2016.
8. * Spontaneous scalarization: a promising avenue for gravitational-wave astronomy.
GReCO seminars, Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris, Paris, France, Jan 2016.
7. * Innovative multi-timescale approach to binary black holes.
Theoretical Astrophysics seminars, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy, Dec 2015.
6. * Stellar collapse in scalar-tensor theories of gravity: prospects for gravitational-wave astronomy.
Gravity and Particles seminars, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK, Dec 2015.
5. * Core collapse and relativistic stars in scalar-tensor theories of gravity.
Gravity seminars, STAG Research Center, Southampton, UK, Oct 2015.
4. * Binary black-hole spin alignment: gas-driven and relativistic inspiral.
Wednesday seminars, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, UK, Jun 2015.
3. * Spin-orbit resonances: unveiling black-hole binary dynamics on both stellar-mass and supermassive scale.
Gravitational Physics seminars, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK, May 2014.
2. * Spin-orbit resonances: unveiling black-hole binary dynamics on both stellar-mass and supermassive scale.
GR seminar, Department Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Cambridge, UK, May 2014.
1. * Spin alignment and resonant plane in stellar mass black hole binaries.
Lunch talks, Leiden Observatory, Leiden, The Netherlands, Jan 2013.
Posters at conferences
7. PRECESSION: efficient black-hole binary evolution with python.
Mathematics and Big Data Showcase, Cambridge, UK, Apr 2016.
6. * Numerical relativity group at University of Cambridge.
Einstein’s Legacy: celebrating 100 years of general relativity, London, UK, Nov 2015.
5. * Formation and evolution of compact objects in relativity and modified gravity.
5th DiRAC Science Day, Cambridge, UK, Sep 2015.
4. New analytic solutions to binary black-hole dynamics: from spin precession to inspiral.
Eurostrings 2015, Cambridge, UK, Mar 2015.
3. * Analytic solutions to binary black-hole spin precession: recalling Kepler’s two-body problem.
Compact Objects as Astrophysical and Gravitational Probes, Leiden, The Netherlands, Jan 2015.
Best young presentation award
2. Efficient precession-averaged evolution of spinning black-hole binaries.
Towards gravitational-wave astronomy: data analysis techniques and challenges, London, UK, Dec 2014.
1. Morphologies and binary transfer: a new approach to the post-newtonian dynamics of precessing black-holes binaries.
DPG Physics School “General Relativity @99”, Bad Honnef, Germany, Sep 2014.