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Zimmerman, Aaron

Aaron Zimmerman

Assistant Professor
Department of Physics


Phone: 512-232-3734

Office Location

Postal Address
The University of Texas at Austin
2515 SPEEDWAY, Stop C1608
AUSTIN, TX 78712-1197

Dr. Zimmerman earned his B.S. in astrophysics from the University of New Mexico and his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology. Before joining UT Austin as a faculty member, he was a postdoctoral fellow and research associate at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics.

Dr. Zimmerman's research focuses on black holes and gravitational waves. As a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, he analyzes gravitational wave signals to infer the properties of the black holes and neutron stars that produce these faint signals. He also studies how black holes emit gravitational waves, using both computer simulations and pen-and-paper approximations. 

Fall 2018: Phy303L