Cecilio García has been awarded the 'LIGO student poster prize'

6 September, 2019


Cecilio García, a PhD student from Gravitational Physics group, has been awarded the 'Poster Prize' by LIGO Academic Advisory Committee (LAAC)  during the last LIGO-Virgo meeting, which took place in Warsaw (Poland) from September 2nd to 5th, 2019. In this edition,  25 posters have been presented. Cecilio has won the prize in the category "theory/data analysis" with his poster "IMRPhenomXHM: Waveform model calibrated to multimode Hybrids with accelerated evaluation" presented by Cecilio García, Marta Colleoni, Gerain Pratten, Héctor Estellés, Sascha Husa, Antoni Ramos, Rafel Jaume, Maite Mateu. The judges (Raymond Frey and Peter Couvares) have evaluated the quality and significance of the research, and the clarity and attractiveness of the poster itself.

Currently, Cecilio is a PhD student at UIB with Sascha Husa and Alicia Sintes as his advisors. He has been awarded a FPU grant by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. Other highlights of Cecilio's academic career are having graduated of Physics from the Granada University and later graduated of the Physics Master: Radiation, Nanotechnology, Particles and Astrophysics. Next October, he will do his first PhD research stay in Cardiff.

Cecilio is member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, being an active member of the Compact Binary Coalescence Data Analysis and the Waveforms working groups. His thesis topic is focused on the waveform modelling of these systems and he has contributed analysing several gravitational wave observations by the LIGO and Virgo detectors. Currently he is working on a new waveform model that will help to extract more accurate information from the new gravitational waves events.