Connar Rowan

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Connar Rowan

Astrophysics DPhil student

I am a 1st year DPhil graduate student researching black hole binary captures and mergers in AGN disks and in globular clusters under the supervision of Prof Bence Kocsis. Using a variety of computer modelling techniques, I simulate the evolution of these systems in order to investigate the frequency and efficiency of binary capture and hardening pathways in order to describe the evolution of the black hole population in these environments and compare with observed merger events from the gravitational wave detector, LIGO.