Laura Blecha, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Physics , University of Florida
Visiting Scholar, Galaxy Formation, CCA, Flatiron Institute

Laura Blecha joined the Center for Computational Astrophysics (CCA) as a Visiting Scholar in 2024. She is an associate professor of physics at the University of Florida, and is also a member of the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav) Collaboration and the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) Consortium. Laura’s research focuses on supermassive black holes, including their formation and co-evolution with galaxies, the dynamics of supermassive black hole binary evolution, and their role as gravitational-wave and multi-messenger sources.

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