NASA Grant to Support Our Group

Thrilled to say that our team has been awarded a NASA Astrophysics Theory Program (ATP) Grant (21-ATP21-0144) for the 2021 cycle! Split between CMU (PI: Rodriguez, Co-I: Trac) and Northwestern University (Co-Is: Fragione, Rasio), the 4 year, ~$750K grant is to study the dynamical evolution of nuclear star clusters, the largest and densest stellar clusters … Continue reading NASA Grant to Support Our Group

How to reduce the number of authors in your Zotero library

Are you a scientist with a bunch of Zotero entries that have 1000+ authors (*cough* the LIGO Scientific Collaboration *cough*)? Is your bibtex file huge, and does the Sync with Zotero option break whenever you try to load a bibtext file into Overleaf (with an unhelpful error message)? Then you should update your library to … Continue reading How to reduce the number of authors in your Zotero library

Globular Clusters as Binary Black Hole Factories

So it's about time that I actually published something here, and this seems as good a topic as any.  As most of you probably know, LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory, reported the detection of gravitational waves a couple of months ago!  Talk about a ridiculously exciting time to be doing what I do. … Continue reading Globular Clusters as Binary Black Hole Factories