Leor Barack is a Professor of Mathematical Physics based in the School of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Southampton
- Classical General Relativity
- Gravitational waves
- Black Holes
- Gravitational radiation reaction
- Gravitational self-force
Leor Barack is a theoretical physicist working in classical gravity and relativistic astrophysics. He studies gravitational waves and back-reaction in strongly-gravitating systems involving black holes. His research contributes to the modelling of sources for current and planned gravitational-wave detectors.
Leor Barack currently teaches MATH1006 (Maths for Physics Students) and MATH3006 (Introduction to General Relativity)
Leor Barack received his PhD in Physics from the Technion of Israel in 2000. He was a Marie-Curie postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Golm, Germany, and a senior postdoctoral fellow at the NASA center for gravitational-wave astronomy at Brownsville, Texas. In 2004 he was appointed a Lecturer at the University of Southampton, and since 2012 he is a Professor of Mathematical Physics. He was holder of an ERC grant 2012-2017.