Chiara Mingarelli

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Dr. Chiara M. F. Mingarelli is an Italo-Canadian gravitational-wave astrophysicist, currently based at Caltech and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where she holds a Marie Curie Fellowship. Mingarelli received her Ph.D from the University of Birmingham, UK, in 2014, where she worked with Prof. Alberto Vecchio. Her core research is focused on using Pulsar Timing Arrays to detect low-frequency gravitational waves, with forays into electromagnetic counterparts to gravitational-wave events, such as fast radio bursts. Mingarelli’s thesis was published in the Springer Thesis Series (2015), and is the recipient of numerous grants from the Royal Astronomical Society and the UK Institute of Physics for both research and outreach. She recently appeared on Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, “Talk Nerdy” with Cara Santa Maria, and maintains a strong social media presence where she advocates for “Science, Coffee, and Girl Power”.

Selected articles

C. M. F. Mingarelli, T. Sidery. “Effect of small inter-pulsar distance variations in stochastic gravitational wave background searches with Pulsar Timing Arrays.” Physical Review D (2014).

C. M. F. Mingarelli, J. Levin, T. J. W. Lazio, “Fast Radio Bursts and Radio Transients from Black Hole Batteries“, the Astrophysical Journal Letters,  Volume 814, Number 2 (2015)

C. M. F. Mingarelli, T. Sidery, I. Mandel and A. Vecchio. “Characterizing stochastic gravitational wave background anisotropy with Pulsar Timing Arrays.” Physical Review D (2013).

C. M. F. Mingarelli, K. Grover, T. Sidery, R. J. E. Smith, and A. Vecchio. “Observing the Dynamics of Supermassive Black Hole Binaries with Pulsar Timing Arrays.” Physical Review Letters (2012).

A. Y. Kamenshchik and C. M. F. Mingarelli, “A generalized Heckmann-Schücking cosmological solution in the presence of a negative cosmological constant.” Physical Letters B  (2010).

A. Mingarelli and C. M. F. Mingarelli, “Conjugate points in the gravitational n-body problem.” Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy (2005).

2 thoughts on “Chiara Mingarelli

  1. I have followed your work on gravity waves. The work is interesting to me and I have thought about these things and studied them over the last forty years: a reasonable hypothesis follows.
    The ratio of Vapor energy to mass around the nucleus and electron is characterized by the gravitational coordinate system in which it resides. Photons are ejected when the ratio of ‘mass-to-gas’ equalizes. This ratio is also increased or decreased by temperature. The atom ‘tries’ to keep its ratio of ‘mass to vapor’ exact. One consequence of this activity is that a photon is ejected or absorbed when the gravity changes.
    Passing gravity waves should cause an unbalance in this ratio and a photon will be emitted and the mass will change. A very heavy element would can detect this, and better still liquid H2 because temperature variable can be mostly removed from the equation.
    Thanks for the opportunity to share on this forum.

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