May 7, 2020
Congratulations to Maya Fishbach for successfully defending her Ph.D. dissertation on "Astrophysics and Cosmology with Gravitational Waves".
Maya has received a NHFP Einstein Fellow position at the Northwestern University.
"Maya has done influential work in the new field of gravitational-wave astrophysics. She is a leader in the population analysis of gravitational-wave sources, and her high-impact results include recognizing the upper mass gap of binary black holes, standard siren measurements of the Hubble constant using both counterpart and statistical approaches, a new probe of cosmology using a feature from pair-instability supernovae, and novel methods to explore mass and spin distributions as probes of compact binary formation channels."
- Daniel E. Holz, Ph.D. advisor