Hello, I’m Christopher Berry, and I am a postdoctoral research fellow with the Gravitational Wave Group, part of the Astrophysics and Space Research Group at the University of Birmingham. I am a theoretical physicist, who has somehow become an observational astronomer. I spend most of my time studying gravity, I am particularly interested in what we can learn from gravitational waves and I am currently working as part of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. To find out a little more, have a look at my research page, I also try to write a blog post about each of my papers (I’m rather behind at the moment).

Outside of my main research, I am involved with helping out with a variety of outreach activities. My group in Birmingham organises a wide range of activities—I’d especially recommend Astronomy in the City during the winter months. It’s all quite exciting.

Previously, I was a PhD student at the Institute of Astronomy, one of the departments of the University of Cambridge. My supervisor was Jonathan Gair. I did my undergraduate degree in Cambridge too, at Churchill College.

More official information can be found at my university homepage. If you have more questions, please get in touch.

Together with others in the Cambridge Gravity Group, I have designed a webpage for producing cartoon gravitational-wave sensitivity curves, which may be useful if you want a good-looking plot showing the spectrum of gravitational-wave detectors and sources. I am also responsible for Have we detected gravitational waves yet? which I took great pride in updating.