Matthew Giesler

Caltech | TAPIR | SXS | Burke Institute

Matthew Giesler
1200 E. California Blvd
MC 350-17
Pasadena, CA 91125

mgiesler {at}
(626) 395-4823
Office: 360 Cahill
I am a PhD candidate in the TAPIR group at Caltech working on computational and theoretical astrophysics advised by Saul Teukolsky.

My current primary research interest is using numerical relativity to study black holes. This research is carried out using the Spectral Einstein Code (SpEC) as part of the Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes (SXS) collaboration.

My research is currently focused on simulating single and binary black-holes with nearly extremal spins, work done in collaboration with research professor Mark Scheel.

Recently, I have also been interested in black-hole retention in globular clusters -- identifying associated observables, and whether we can utilize these observables to infer the black hole population. Some specific observables include the population of black hole low-mass x-ray binaries ejected from globular clusters or the rate of highly eccentric binary black hole mergers occuring inside globular clusters.

More detailed information regarding this work can be found here.