Melize FerrusVisiting Scholar, Gravitational Wave Astronomy, CCA, Flatiron Institute
Melize Ferrus joined the Flatiron Institute’s Center for Computational Astrophysics (CCA) in the summer of 2022 as a participant in the Simons-NSBP Scholars Program. Over the summer, they worked with Maria Okounkova on numerical relativity simulations on the evolution of geodesics during a binary black hole (BBH) merger. After the completion of the program, Ferrus stayed at the CCA as a researcher in the Gravitational Waves Group. Ferrus has continued their research with numerical relativity while working on a LISA project under the supervision of Cyril Creque-Sarbinowski. In addition, they volunteer with several outreach programs, including AstroOnTap, Skype a Scientist, Letters to a Pre-scientist and many more. Starting in October 2023, Ferrus will be moving to London to start their Ph.D. at King’s College London under the supervision Lionel London, where they will continue expanding their knowledge of numerical relativity, as it continues to interest them.