Award for Dr. Alicia Sintes for her research on gravitational waves

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The doctor Alicia sintes, professor in the Department of Physics and principal investigator of the Gravitational Physics Group of the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), has been awarded the Women to Watch Award in the science category.

As reported by the UIB this Wednesday in a press release, the award ceremony took place this Tuesday in Madrid.

The award has been given to him in recognition of his research career. Dr. Sintes leads the UIB’s participation in the international scientific collaboration LIGO, in which the first gravitational wave detections were made.

Dr. Sintes is a tenured professor in the area of ​​Theoretical Physics of the Department of Physics, is secretary of the University Institute of Computational Applications of the Community Code (IAC3) of the UIB and a researcher at the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia. Doctor in Physics from the UIB, she was a Marie Curie fellow and researcher at the Max Planck für Gravitationsphysik Institute in Germany.

His research is carried out in the field of gravitational wave astronomy. She is an expert in the development of interferometric detectors and in the study and search for neutron stars and binary systems of black holes. He currently co-chairs one of the four working groups for the data analysis of the LIGO-Virgo collaborations.

In addition, Sintes has been a scientific advisor to the European Space Agency and a member of the G8 group of the Astronomy Infrastructure Network in the period 2007-2010. He has also been a member of the Spanish Society of Gravitation and Relativity between 2003 and 2007, being a member of the Nominating Committee of the ISGRG.

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