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Gabriel Bonilla



I am currently a fifth-year graduate student working with Professor Saul Teukolsky in the numerical relativity group here at Cornell. Our group is working together to write a general astrophysics code, SpECTRE, to study phenomena such as stellar collapse and mergers of compact objects. My research project involves using SpECTRE to explore new ways in which the gravitational waveforms observed by detectors such as LIGO can be used to constrain the neutron star equation of state.

I obtained my B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from UC Davis in 2015, where I did research in particle physics under Professor Manuel Calderón de la Barca Sánchez.

My hobbies include writing short stories, drawing, karaoke, bowling, board games, swing dance, collecting (and sometimes reading) books, and learning about linguistics and foreign languages.


  • Astronomy

Graduate Fields

  • Physics


Advisor: Professor Saul Teukolsky