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I am trying to discover what we could learn about gravity from strong-field tests; that is from observations of processes occurring in extreme gravitational fields, such as close to a black hole. General Relativity, our best theory of gravitation, has yet to be thoroughly tested in these regimes. My supervisor, Jonathan Gair, and I are especially interested in what we could deduce from gravitational waves, in particular what we could find from observations made with a space-based detector such as the evolved Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (eLISA).
Berry, C.P.L. & Gair, J.R.; Observing the Galaxy's massive black hole with gravitational wave bursts; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society; 429(1):589-612; February 2013; DOI:10.1093/mnras/sts360; arXiv:1210.2778 [astro-ph.HE].
Berry, C.P.L. & Gair, J.R.; 'Linearized f(R) gravity: Gravitational radiation and Solar System tests'; Physical Review D; 83(10):104022(19); May 2011; DOI:10.1103/PhysRevD.83.104022; arXiv:1104.0819 [gr-qc].
BA (Hons), MSci Natural Sciences (Experimental & Theoretical Physics); Churchill College, University of Cambridge; 2009.