WVU Center for Astrophysics

Sean T. McWilliams

West Virginia University
Department of Physics and Astronomy
White Hall G58
PO Box 6315
Morgantown, WV 26506 USA

Email: sean.mcwilliams(AT)mail.wvu.edu
Phone: (304) 293-3076
Fax: (304) 293-5732

In the broadest of terms, I am a theoretical astrophysicist. More specifically, I am a gravitational wave astronomer, numerical and analytical relativist, and data analyst. My research focuses mainly on understanding the dynamics of compact binaries, which are systems composed of any combination of black holes, neutron stars, and white dwarfs. Through numerical simulations and/or analytical modeling, I estimate the behavior of two of these highly dense, tightly orbiting bodies. Such systems stretch Einstein’s theory of general relativity to its limit.

For more information about my research, please visit my website.

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