Chairs

Prof. Renate Meyer

The University of Auckland

Areas of Expertise

Bayesian Inference MCMC
Parameter Estimation For LIGO: Binary Inspirals
Supernova Core Collapse
Pulsars
Mock LISA Data Challenges
Evidence Calculation
Time Series Analysis
Power Spectral Density Estimation
Bayesian Nonparametrics

Dr. Matthew Parry

University of Otago

Areas of Expertise

Bayesian Inference
MCMC
Particle Filtering
Scoring Rules
Astrophysics
Big Data
Cosmology

Members

(In Alphabetical Order)

Prof. Richard Arnold

Victoria University Wellington

Areas of Expertise:

Astrostatistics
Astrophysics
Geophysics
Bayesian Inference
MCMC


Dr. Florian Beyer

University of Otago

Areas of Expertise:

Mathematical and Computational Cosmology
General Relativity


Prof. Richard Easther

The University of Auckland

Areas of Expertise:

Inflationary Cosmology
Stochastic Gravitational-Wave Backgrounds from Early Universe Turbulence and Phase Transitions
Astrophysical Tests of Models of The Early Universe
Dark Matter
Cosmological Observables


Dr. Matt Edwards

The University of Auckland

Areas of Expertise:

Bayesian inference
MCMC
Time series analysis
Spectral density estimation
Approximation methods
Bayesian nonparametrics
Parameter estimation for LIGO (supernovae)
Parameter estimation for LISA (extreme mass ratio inspirals, and white dwarf binaries)


AProf. Jan Eldridge

The University of Auckland

Areas of Expertise:

Bayesian inference
Astrophysics
Stellar Evolution of Single and Binary Stars
Supernovae
Gamma-Ray Bursts
Stellar Populations and Spectral Synthesis
High-Redshift Galaxies


Prof. Jörg Frauendiener

University of Otago

Areas of Expertise:

Gravitational Waves
Conformal Field Equations and Asymptotic Structure
Initial Boundary Value Problems for Einstein’s Field Equations


Dr. Chris Gordon

University of Canterbury

Areas of Expertise:

High Energy Astrophysics
Cosmology
Dark Matter


Dr. Jörg Hennig

University of Otago

Areas of Expertise:

Axisymmetric and Stationary Equilibrium Configurations in General Relativity
Cosmological Spacetimes
Numerical Relativity
Numerical Time Evolution with Pseudospectral Methods


Dr. Emily Kendall

The University of Auckland

Areas of Expertise:

Cosmology
Astrophysics
Dark Matter
General Relativity


Dr. Kate Jeong Eun Lee

The University of Auckland

Areas of Expertise:

Bayesian Inference
MCMC
Gaussian Processes
Mixture Models
Big Data


Dr. Yvette Perrott

Victoria University Wellington

Areas of Expertise:

Clusters of galaxies
Sunyaev-Zel’dovich effect
Radio astronomy
Bayesian inference


Dr. Patricio Maturana Russel

The University of Auckland

Areas of Expertise:

Bayesian Inference
MCMC
Nested Sampling
Evidence Calculation


Dr. Chris Stevens

University of Canterbury

Areas of Expertise:

Black holes and gravitational waves
Initial boundary value problems
Asymptotic structure of spacetimes


Prof. David Wiltshire

University of Canterbury

Areas of Expertise:

General Relativity
Quantum Gravity
Black Holes and Cosmology


Graduate Students

Petra Nianqi Tang

PhD Candidate,
University of Auckland

Areas of Expertise:

Astrophysics
Stellar evolution of single and binary stars
Stochastic gravitational wave background
Bayesian Inference


You-Rong Frank Wang

PhD Candidate,
The University of Auckland
NZGravity Webmaster

Areas of Expertise:

Dark matter
Early-universe cosmology
Numerical relativity


Wouter van Zeist

PhD Candidate, Leiden University
University of Auckland

Areas of Expertise:

Astrophysics
Stellar evolution of single and binary stars
Gravitational waveform synthesis
Supernovae