Research Interests

Relativistic Astrophysics

Relativistic astrophysics is the application of the theory of general relativity (the theory of strong gravitational fields) to problems in astrophysics. The strongest gravitational fields in the universe are associated with compact objects (neutron stars and black holes). The main focus is on providing a clearer understanding of the electromagnetic and gravitational radiation produced by compact objects. My research is theoretical and I use a mix of analytical and numerical techniques.

I have written some reviews of recent results in Matters of Gravity (the newsletter of the APS topical group on gravity). You can read slightly revised versions of these reviews through the links below.
Sharon Morsink