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William East

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Research Interests

I work at the interface of gravitational physics, astrophysics, and cosmology. My research is primarily focused on understanding strong field gravity, using the tools of numerical relativity.

Recent Publications

  • W. E. East, J. Kearney, B. Shakya, H. Yoo, K. M. Zurek "Spacetime dynamics of a Higgs vacuum instability during inflation", Phys. Rev. D 95, 023526 (2017) arXiv: 1607.00381
  • W. E. East "Superradiant instability of massive vector fields around spinning black holes in the relativistic regime", Phys. Rev. D 96, 024004 (2017) arXiv: 1705.01544
  • W. E. East and F. Pretorius "Superradiant Instability and Backreaction of Massive Vector Fields around Kerr Black Holes", Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 041101 (2017) arXiv: 1704.04791
  • W. E. East, V. Paschalidis, and F. Pretorius "Equation of state effects and one-arm spiral instability in hypermassive neutron stars formed in eccentric neutron star mergers", Class. Quantum Grav. 33 no. 24, 244004 (2016) arXiv: 1609.00725