Eric Poisson

Professor College of Physical & Engineering Science Department of Physics Guelph, Ontario epoisson@uoguelph.ca Office: (519) 824-4120 ext. 53653
(519) 824-4120 ext. 53991

Bio/Research

My research activities have recently been divided into two broad streams. The first stream is concerned with the physics of black holes in tidal environments. The second stream is concerned with the gravitational self-force. The context for this work is provided by the ongoing effort to measure g...

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Bio/Research

My research activities have recently been divided into two broad streams. The first stream is concerned with the physics of black holes in tidal environments. The second stream is concerned with the gravitational self-force. The context for this work is provided by the ongoing effort to measure gravitational waves using earth-based detectors (now operational) and space-based detectors (in development). Gravitational waves are produced when astronomical bodies are accelerated to high speeds; binary systems of compact objects (such as supermassive black holes, solar-mass black holes, and neutron stars) are among the most promising sources. My research aims to improve our understanding of such systems, and refine our predictions regarding the form that the gravitational-wave signals will take.

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