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Alex Saffer

Postdoctoral Fellow

Alex Saffer

Phone: 304-293-3422


College or Department: Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Office: M57 White Hall

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Alex’s research interests are mostly concerned with probing fundamental physics through the use of compact objects such as black holes and neutron stars.  His work has focused on analytical methods to construct the rate at which energy leaves compact binary systems in the form of gravitational waves. In addition to his work in analytical tests, Alex is interested in studying gravity with pulsar timing array data.  Since pulsars can be treated as accurate clocks, the presence of gravitational waves can cause an offset in the expected time of arrival.  Studying these residuals allows for further probes of the effects of gravity.

PO Box 6315
Morgantown, WV 26506

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Virginia
  • Ph.D. Montana State University