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Mohammadtaher Safarzadeh

Visiting Scholar, Black Hole Initiative


Mohammadtaher Safarzadeh is a theoretical astrophysicist. His research covers an unusually broad scope, lately focusing on the nature of gravitational wave events observed with LIGO. He thinks and researches on the origin and interpretation of these mysterious events and is a the forefront of designing a new paradigm for the formation of compact binary objects in light of the recent gravitational wave events. He has worked on the nature of dark matter, the origin of unusual galaxies, early universe physics, the role of the magnetic field in shaping the observable universe, and r-process enrichment of the universe through binary neutron star mergers. He obtained his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 2016. Since then, he has been a post-doctoral fellow at Arizona State University, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and UC Santa Cruz. 

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