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Alex Lupsasca

Vanderbilt University
Mathematics, Physics


I am a theorist with training in high-energy physics and general relativity. I am broadly interested in understanding physical phenomena that arise at the experimental frontier, especially in relativistic astrophysics and gravity. I am particularly excited to make contact between theory and observation and to focus on areas where my scientific contributions can have a significant impact.

Most recently, I have delved into the emerging field of black hole imaging, in an effort to interpret the first black hole images released by the Event Horizon Telescope and to predict interesting features that will be the target of future observations, such as the black hole photon ring.

I completed my Ph.D. in Physics at Harvard University in 2017. I joined the Princeton Gravity Initiative as an Associate Research Scholar in 2020, after spending 3 years as a Junior Fellow in the Harvard Society of Fellows.

Honorary Affiliate: Stephen Hawking

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Former Honorary Affiliate

Dennis Stanton Avery and Sally Tsui Wong-Avery Director of Research, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge Physics

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