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Emanuele Berti

Professor, Johns Hopkins University

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About me

I work on gravitational physics, and in particular on black holes, neutron stars, gravitational radiation, relativistic astrophysics and strong-field tests of general relativity. Here is a short bio sketch.

Current position

  • Professor at Johns Hopkins University.

Selected professional recognitions

  • Starting 2025: Member of the KITP Advisory Board.
  • 2023: Simons Investigator in Physics.
  • 2023: American Physical Society’s Richard A. Isaacson Award in Gravitational-Wave Science.
  • 2022-2024: Member of the Cosmic Explorer Scientific Advisory Committee.
  • 2019-2028: President Line of the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation (2022-2025: serving as President).
  • 2019: Elected Fellow of the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation.
  • 2018-2022: Co-chair of the LISA “Interpretation/key science projects” Work Package.
  • 2017-2023: Divisional Associate Editor of Physical Review Letters.
  • 2017-2023: Member of NASA’s U.S. LISA Study Team.
  • 2017: University of Mississippi’s College of Liberal Arts inaugural Research, Scholarship and Creative Achievement Award.
  • 2016-2019: Elected to the Chair Line of the American Physical Society’s Division of Gravitational Physics.
  • 2016: IOP Outstanding Reviewer Award.
  • 2016-2017: Selected as a member of NASA’s L3 Study Team, investigating NASA’s participation in ESA’s L3 gravitational wave mission.
  • 2015-2017: FCT Consolidator Award, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon (Portugal).
  • 2015: Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society by the Division of Gravitational Physics.
  • 2014-2022: Associate Editor of General Relativity and Gravitation.
  • 2013-2019: Elected Member of the Nominating Committee of the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation.
  • 2011-2016: NSF CAREER Award.
  • 2011: American Physical Society Outstanding Referee Award.


You can find a list of my publications on the arXiv, INSPIRE, NASA ADS, Google Scholar, or in my CV.

A Serious Man

The picture above is from the Coen brothers’ movie A Serious Man.