Rosalba Perna is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University, New York. She obtained her Ph.D. in physics from Harvard University in 1999. After holding positions as Junior Fellow at Harvard and as Lyman Spitzer Fellow at Princeton University, she joined the faculty at the University of Colorado at Boulder, before moving to Stony Brook University in 2014. She is a theorist with a broad range of interests in high-energy astrophysics, cosmology, and exoplanets, and with a special focus on neutron stars, black holes, and explosive phenomena. She is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.
The heaviest black hole merger detected to date provides evidence for a progenitor black hole in a theoretically forbidden gap and for a resulting black hole in the long-sought intermediate mass range. Read More »