UF physics graduate student Alexandria Tucker has been selected as a 2020-2021 STEM Chateaubriand Fellow. She will be awarded $14,200 to continue her PhD research in collaboration with Clifford Will and with Luc Blanchet at the Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris for 9 months commencing April 2021. The projects include analytically modeling the evolution of black hole binaries under gravitational radiation reaction and using observational data to discover if the supermassive black hole that resides at the center of our Milky Way Galaxy has a companion black hole.
The STEM Chateaubriand Fellowship for doctoral students aims to initiate and reinforce collaborations between French and American research teams. It is offered by the Office for Science & Technology of the Embassy of France, in partnership with the National Science Foundation’s GROW program.