Dr. Nicola TamaniniJunior Scientist/Postdoc
My research activity mainly concerns cosmology and gravitational waves, and specifically the interplay between these two topics. In particular I am interested in understating and employing standard sirens to probe the expansion of the universe and to obtain useful information on the fundamental nature of dark energy. Further personal research interests include dynamical systems applications to cosmology, modified theories of gravity and gravitational waveform modelling from astrophysical sources.
I obtained my Ph.D. in applied mathematics at University College London
under the supervision of Dr. Christian G. Boehmer in 2014. The main
topics of my Ph.D. research were alternative theories of gravity and
dynamical systems applied to cosmology. I then undertook my first
postdoc at the Institut de Physique Théorique at CEA Saclay in France,
where I worked on cosmology and gravitational waves with Dr. Chiara
Caprini from 2014 till 2017. In particular I focused my research on
cosmological models with interactions between dark matter and dark
energy and I joined the LISA consortium to produce cosmological
forecasts for the LISA mission. In 2017 I joined the AEI where I now
work on both cosmology and gravitational waves, and specifically on how
to probe the expansion of the Universe using "standard sirens" with
LIGO/Virgo and LISA.