Beatrice Bonga

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Phd: Pennsylvania State University 2017

Areas of Research:
Email: bbonga@perimeterinstitute.ca

Research Interests

Gravitational wave theory, gravitational radiation in cosmological spacetimes, resonance effects in black hole spacetimes and neutron stars, & early universe cosmology including quantum gravity phenomenology

Positions Held

  • 2012-2017 Ph.D. student at Penn State University, Advisor: Prof. Abhay Ashtekar

Recent Publications

  • B.Bonga, H. Yang & S. A. Hughes, Tidal Resonance in Extreme Mass-Ratio Inspirals, to appear in PRL
  • On angular momentum at null infinity in Einstein-Maxwell theory, B. Bonga, A. Grant & K. Prabhu, to appear
  • Probing the Nature of Black Holes: Deep in the mHz Gravitational-Wave Sky, Cardoso et al., to appear
  • Relativistic mean motion resonance, H. Yang, B. Bonga, Z. Peng & G. Li, to appear

Seminars

  • Series of 10 lectures (1,5 hours) plus an exam on Special & General Relativity for high school students, AstroCamp 2019, Portugal
  • Tidal resonance in Extreme Mass-Ratio Inspirals, GR22-Amaldi13, Valencia, Spain
  • Tidal resonance in EMRIs, CAPRA Meeting, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Coulombic contribution to angular momentum flux in general relativity, APS April, Denver, CO
  • Surprising consequences of a positive cosmological constant, Centro de Estudios Cientı́ficos, Chile
  • Surprising consequences of a positive cosmological constant, Oxford University
  • Surprising consequences of a positive cosmological constant, Foundational Problems of Black holes and Gravitational Waves, Munich University
  • Gravitational radiation with a positive cosmological constant, Cosmological Constant Conference, Nordita, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Surprising consequences of a positive cosmological constant, Canadian Association for Physicists Congress, Halifax, Canada
  • A geometric framework for cosmological spacetimes, APS April Meeting (contributed), Columbus, Ohio, USA
  • Surprising consequences of a positive cosmological constant, APS April Meeting (invited), Columbus, Ohio, USA
  • Angular momentum radiated in electromagnetism, Black hole initiative, Harvard University
  • A geometric framework for cosmological spacetimes, Conference Mass in General Relativity, Simons Center, New York, USA
  • Series of three lectures on General Relativity for Mathematicians, Spring school Geometric Aspects of General Relativity, Simons Center, New York, USA
  • On a conceptual confusion in the notion of tranverse-traceless modes, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Toronto
  • On a conceptual confusion in the notion of tranverse-traceless modes, Utrecht University
  • The quadrupole formula: a hundred years later, Universite de Montreal
  • PIRSA:19020043, Angular momentum radiated by electromagnetic vs gravitational waves, 2019-04-02, PI-CITA Day 2019
  • PIRSA:18030038, PSI 2017/2018 - Quantum Gravity - Lecture 1, 2018-03-19, PSI 2017/2018 - Quantum Gravity (Dupuis)
  • PIRSA:17050045, Inflationary and pre-inflationary dynamics with the Starobinsky potential, 2017-05-15, Shape Dynamics Workshop
  • PIRSA:16090043, Surprising consequence of a positive cosmological constant, 2016-09-08, Quantum Gravity
  • PIRSA:16080032, Closed universes and the CMB / Spin-SILC: CMB polarisation component separation for next-generation experiments, 2016-08-04, Cosmology & Gravitation