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Imre Bartos

Assistant Professor


Education

PhD Columbia University (2012)

Research Group

Institute for High Energy Physics and Astrophysics (IHEPA)

Research Interest

I study extreme cosmic explosions related to the formation and evolution of black holes. In particular, I am interested in multimessenger astrophysics, which aims to combine multiple cosmic messengers–gravitational waves, neutrinos, gamma-rays, etc., to learn more about astrophysical events.

I am a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, discovering gravitational waves from colliding black holes since 2015 and from colliding neutron stars since 2017. I am also a member of the IceCube-Gen2 Collaboration, which is developing the next generation of neutrino observatories to be located deep within the ice of Antarctica. I also work on the biological applications of optics to better understand neurological diseases.

Selected Publications

I. Bartos, M. Kowalski, “Multimessenger Astronomy”  ebook, Physics World Discovery (2017)

I. Bartos+, “ Gravitational-Wave Localization Alone Probes AGN Origin of Stellar-Mass Black Hole Mergers”  Nature Communications 8, 831 (2017).

I. Bartos+, “ Rapid and Bright Stellar-mass Binary Black Hole Mergers in Active Galactic Nuclei”  ApJ 835:165 (2017).

ANTARES Collaboration, IceCube Collaboration, LIGO Scientific Collaboration, Virgo Collaboration, “ High-energy Neutrino follow-up search of Gravitational Wave Event GW150914 with ANTARES and IceCube”  PRD 93, 122010 (2016).

I. Bartos, S. Marka, “Beyond the Horizon Distance: LIGO-Virgo can Boost Gravitational Wave Detection Rates by Exploiting the Mass Distribution of Neutron Stars”  PRL 115, 231101 (2015).