Dr. Héctor Estellés EstrellaJunior Scientist/Postdoc
My research is mainly focused on gravitational waveform modelling for compact binary coalescing systems. In particular, during the last years, I have worked on the development of a phenomenological waveform model family for quasi-circular binary black hole signals, constructed natively in the time domain, as a complementary path to the Fourier-domain phenomenological waveform models. I am also interested in the effect of waveform model systematics for parameter estimation of gravitational wave sources.
I am originally from Spain where I completed my Bachelor's in Physics at the University of Valencia in 2016. In 2017 I completed a Master in Advanced Physics at the University of the Balearic Islands, under the supervision of Prof. Sascha Husa, working on gravitational lensing of gravitational waves for the Master's thesis. After that, I continued with Prof. Sascha Husa for my PhD at the University of the Balearic Islands, working on waveform modelling of binary black-hole signals and parameter estimation of gravitational-wave events, completing the PhD on July 2022. In September 2022 I joined as a postdoc the Albert Einstein Institute.