My research focuses on understanding Einstein's theory of general relativity in the regime where the gravitational force is strong. With the new era of gravitational wave astronomy and ever increasing accuracy of cosmological observations we are in a unique spot to answer some of the most outstanding questions about the universe. In particular, I spent the last few years investigating the nature of compact object mergers and the gravitational waves emitted during their merger within the context of modified theories of gravity with the aim to find observable signatures of new physics. I also study the robustness of early universe theories, such as the inflationary paradigm and bouncing cosmologies and I am interested in understanding the nature of black holes in cosmological spacetimes. I use high-performance computing methods to solve the Einstein equations, and spend much of my time studying methods to expand the physical regimes we can predict.
Here is a link to my publications on INSPIRE.
I am originally from Belgium. I completed my Bachelor's and Master degrees in Physics and Astronomy at the University of Glasgow. After this I did my PhD at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, under the supervision of Will East. My thesis was titled: Black holes in cosmological spacetimes and alternative theories of gravity. I moved to AEI in October 2023 where I am now a postdoctoral researcher.