Welcome to Anuradha Gupta, new faculty member

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Dr. Anuradha Gupta has just joined us as an Assistant professor. She received her Ph.D. from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai (India). Before coming to the Univ. of MS, she was a postdoctoral researcher with the Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos at Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Gupta has broad interests in gravity and astrophysics, including: Gravitational wave source modeling, their detection and parameter estimation, dynamics of spinning and precessing binaries, binary formation channels, neutron star structure and tidal interactions, testing theories of gravity, numerical relativity, gravitational wave detector’s data and noise characterization. Please join us in giving her a warm welcome!

Postdoctoral research position in gravitational physics at the University of Mississippi

Monday, August 27, 2018

The gravity group at the University of Mississippi invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher in gravitational physics / astrophysics, with emphasis on: strong-field gravity, compact objects, gravitational waves, testing general relativity, numerical relativity, gravitational-wave data analysis, and related topics. A PhD in physics/mathematics/astronomy is required by the time of the initial appointment. Candidates should have expertise in analytical relativity and/or numerical computing, ideally both. The position is for two years, with potential for renewal for a third year contingent on performance and funding.

The successful applicant will develop and advance their own independent research program, collaborate with UM gravity group faculty (Luca Bombelli, Marco Cavaglia, and Leo Stein) on their research, and help to train UM students.

Applicants should submit an application by sending an email to <grpostdoc@phy.olemiss.edu>, including: a complete CV in PDF format (including publication list); a research proposal which covers research interests and experience; and contact information for three professional references who may provide letters. Letters are not requested at this time; these will be solicited later. Use the email subject “Gravity postdoc”.

Review of applications will begin Nov. 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please direct questions about the position to Leo Stein <lcstein@olemiss.edu>.

The University of Mississippi is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Title VI/Title VII/Title IX/504/ADA/ADEA employer.

Visit to TAPIR at Caltech

Monday, November 9, 2015

George and Antoine are visiting Emanuele at Caltech (TAPIR) for a few weeks in November.


APS Minority Bridge Program: Preparing Minority Students for Graduate School in Physics

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Peter Muhoro, Project Manager for the Minority Bridge Program of the American Physical Society, will be visiting our Department on November 15th. He will give a colloquium on the APS Minority Bridge Program: Preparing Minority Students for Graduate School in Physics.

While physics grants a mere 9-10% of its bachelor degrees to underrepresented minorities, it does even worse for advanced degrees, with only 5-6% eventually earning a PhD. The talent is present, but forces conspire to divert students from this path, consequently losing both capable scientists, and potential mentors for future generations. Several programs have bucked this trend and increased the number of underrepresented students who are now receiving doctoral degrees in physics. This talk will describe the American Physical Society’s Minority Bridge Program, an expansion of these successful efforts to create a network of institutions that will help undergraduates successfully navigate the transition to doctoral studies. I will describe the program’s critical features, innovative ideas, and program elements that can help address the barriers that currently keep promising students from pursuing advanced study in physics.

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Join us for Peter’s talk at 4:00 P.M., Lewis Hall Auditorium, Tuesday November 15th, 2011.

New grant awarded to the gravity group

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

We are pleased to announce that the Mississippi LIGO Team has been awarded the grant Mississippi Participation in LIGO’s Search for Gravitational Waves: Getting Ready for Advanced LIGO from the National Science Foundation. Expected duration of the award is three years, starting July 1st, 2011.