Graham Smith: physicist, astronomer, educator, ...

Image credits, left to right: [1] Art: Measuring mistakes by Ulrike Kuchner. Lapel pin: CepheidStudio. [2] EROJ003707+0909.5, aka the space-invader. [3] Mapping dark matter with gravitational lensing. [4] Searching for gravitationally lensed gravitational waves.


A curated list of my publications is available from my public library at the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System. I publish as Graham P. Smith and G. P. Smith.

Recent publications from my group concentrate on the critical role of electromagnetic observations in achieving the first decisive and unambiguous first detection of a gravitationally lensed gravitational wave:

Towards discovery of gravitationally lensed explosive transients: the brightest galaxies in massive galaxy clusters from Planck-SZ2. Joshua C. Smith, Dan Ryczanowski, Matteo Bianconi, Denisa Cristescu, Sivani Harisankar, Saskia Hawkins, Megan L. James, Evan J. Ridley, Simon Wooding, Graham P. Smith, 2023, Research Notes of the American Astronomical Society (RNAAS), 7, 51

Enabling discovery of gravitationally lensed explosive transients: a new method to build an all-sky watch-list of groups and clusters of galaxies. Dan Ryczanowski, Graham P. Smith, Matteo Bianconi, Sean McGee, Andrew Robertson, Richard Massey, Mathilde Jauzac, 2023, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS), 520, 2547

On the gravitational lensing interpretation of three gravitational wave detections in the mass gap by LIGO and Virgo. Matteo Bianconi, Graham P. Smith, Matt Nicholl, Dan Ryczanowski, Johan Richard, Mathilde Jauzac, Richard Massey, Andrew Robertson, Keren Sharon, Evan J. Ridley, 2023, MNRAS, in press

Discovering gravitationally lensed gravitational waves: predicted rates, candidate selection, and localization with the Vera Rubin Observatory. Graham P. Smith, Andrew Robertson, Guillaume Mahler, Matt Nicholl, Dan Ryczanowski, Matteo Bianconi, Keren Sharon, Richard Massey, Johan Richard, Mathilde Jauzac, 2023, MNRAS, 520, 702

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Strong Lensing Science Collaboration