- Associate Professor at the Department of Physics & Astronomy
Smadar Naoz is an associate professor at the Department of Physics & Astronomy, UCLA in the Division of Astronomy and Astrophysics. She received her PhD from Tel Aviv University. She is also the Howard and Astrid Preston Term Chair in Astrophysics, and a member of the Bhaumik Institute for Theoretical Physics. Her research encompasses a broad range of topics in theoretical astrophysics with an emphasis on dynamical research problems from cosmology to black holes, Gravitational wave sources, stars, and extrasolar planets.
Gravitational Wave Sources at the Heart of Galaxies
Gravitational-wave emissions are small ripples in the fabric of spacetime that are emitted when two masses accelerate toward each other. The detections of gravitational-wave emission from two colliding black holes by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) transformed the way we sense our Universe and raised many puzzles in understanding how black holes meet. Smadar […]