# Miriam Cabero Mueller

### Postdoctoral Fellow

One of the consequences of Albert Einstein’s theory of gravity, General Relativity, is the emission of gravitational waves by massive accelerating objects. These waves are tiny ripples in the fabric of spacetime that propagate at the speed of light. When two massive objects are orbiting each other, they emit gravitational waves and, consequently, get closer together until they merge. My research focus is on studying collisions of black holes and neutron stars through their gravitational-wave signature. Under certain circumstances involving complicated matter dynamics, these collisions also emit electromagnetic light and neutrinos that can be observed by telescopes after the gravitational-wave signal is detected. At UBC, I have developed a new machine learning framework for astronomers to quickly identify real gravitational-wave signals from false alarms caused by detector noise. This framework optimizes how telescope time is invested in following up gravitational-wave sources, increasing the likelihood of observing the radiation emitted after the merger of black holes and neutron stars. With more joint observations of gravitational waves and electromagnetic radiation or neutrinos, we will be able to advance our knowledge on the physics of extremely dense matter, the origin of heavy elements, and the rate of expansion of the Universe.

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## Publications

- A Joint Fermi-GBM and LIGO/Virgo Analysis of Compact Binary Mergers from the First and Second Gravitational-wave Observing Runs (2020)

The Astrophysical Journal, - Black hole spectroscopy in the next decade (2020)

Physical Review D, - Detectability of the subdominant mode in a binary black hole ringdown (2020)

Physical Review D, - Erratum: “Searches for Gravitational Waves from Known Pulsars at Two Harmonics in 2015–2017 LIGO Data” (2019, ApJ, 879, 10) (2020)

The Astrophysical Journal, 899 (2), 170 - Gravitational-wave Constraints on the Equatorial Ellipticity of Millisecond Pulsars (2020)

The Astrophysical Journal, - GW190412: Observation of a binary-black-hole coalescence with asymmetric masses (2020)

Physical Review D, - GW190425: Observation of a Compact Binary Coalescence with Total Mass ∼ 3.4 M ⊙ (2020)

The Astrophysical Journal, - GW190521: A Binary Black Hole Merger with a Total Mass of 150 M⊙ (2020)

Physical Review Letters, - GW190814: Gravitational Waves from the Coalescence of a 23 Solar Mass Black Hole with a 2.6 Solar Mass Compact Object (2020)

Apollo - University of Cambridge Repository, - GWSkyNet: A Real-time Classifier for Public Gravitational-wave Candidates (2020)

The Astrophysical Journal, - Model comparison from LIGO–Virgo data on GW170817’s binary components and consequences for the merger remnant (2020)

Classical and Quantum Gravity, - Optically targeted search for gravitational waves emitted by core-collapse supernovae during the first and second observing runs of advanced LIGO and advanced Virgo (2020)

Physical Review D, - Properties and Astrophysical Implications of the 150 M ⊙ Binary Black Hole Merger GW190521 (2020)

The Astrophysical Journal, - A Fermi Gamma-Ray Burst Monitor Search for electromagnetic signals coincident with gravitational-wave candidates in advanced LIGO's first observing run (2019)

The Astrophysical Journal, 871 (1), 90 - A gravitational-wave measurement of the Hubble constant following the second observing run of Advanced LIGO and Virgo (2019)
- A guide to LIGO-Virgo detector noise and extraction of transient gravitational-wave signals (2019)
- All-sky search for continuous gravitational waves from isolated neutron stars using Advanced LIGO O2 data (2019)

Physical Review D, 100 (2) - All-sky search for long-duration gravitational-wave transients in the second Advanced LIGO observing run (2019)

Physical Review D, - All-sky search for short gravitational-wave bursts in the second Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo run (2019)

Physical Review D, - Binary Black Hole Population Properties Inferred from the First and Second Observing Runs of Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo (2019)

arXiv preprint arXiv:1811.12940, - Blip glitches in Advanced LIGO data (2019)

Classical and Quantum Gravity, 36 (15), 155010 - Constraining the p-mode--g-mode tidal instability with GW170817 (2019)

Physical review letters, 122 (6), 061104 - First Measurement of the Hubble Constant from a Dark Standard Siren using the Dark Energy Survey Galaxies and the LIGO/Virgo Binary–Black-hole Merger GW170814 (2019)

The Astrophysical Journal, 876 (1), L7 - Low-Latency Gravitational Wave Alerts for Multi-Messenger Astronomy During the Second Advanced LIGO and Virgo Observing Run (2019)

arXiv preprint arXiv:1901.03310, - Narrow-band search for gravitational waves from known pulsars using the second LIGO observing run (2019)

Physical Review D, 99 (12) - Properties of the binary neutron star merger GW170817 (2019)

Physical Review X, 9 (1), 011001 - PyCBC Inference: A Python-based parameter estimation toolkit for compact binary coalescence signals (2019)

Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 131 (996), 024503 - Search for Eccentric Binary Black Hole Mergers with Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo during Their First and Second Observing Runs (2019)

The Astrophysical Journal, - Search for Gravitational Waves from a Long-lived Remnant of the Binary Neutron Star Merger GW170817 (2019)

The Astrophysical Journal, 875 (2), 160 - Search for gravitational waves from Scorpius X-1 in the second Advanced LIGO observing run with an improved hidden Markov model (2019)

Physical Review D, 100 (12) - Search for Gravitational-wave Signals Associated with Gamma-Ray Bursts during the Second Observing Run of Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo (2019)

The Astrophysical Journal, - Search for intermediate mass black hole binaries in the first and second observing runs of the Advanced LIGO and Virgo network (2019)

Physical Review D, - Search for Multimessenger Sources of Gravitational Waves and High-energy Neutrinos with Advanced LIGO during Its First Observing Run, ANTARES, and IceCube (2019)

The Astrophysical Journal, 870 (2), 134 - Search for Subsolar Mass Ultracompact Binaries in Advanced LIGO’s Second Observing Run (2019)

Physical Review Letters, - Search for the isotropic stochastic background using data from Advanced LIGO’s second observing run (2019)

Physical Review D, 100 (6) - Search for Transient Gravitational-wave Signals Associated with Magnetar Bursts during Advanced LIGO’s Second Observing Run (2019)

The Astrophysical Journal, 874 (2), 163 - Searches for Continuous Gravitational Waves from 15 Supernova Remnants and Fomalhaut b with Advanced LIGO (2019)

The Astrophysical Journal, 875 (2), 122 - Searches for Gravitational Waves from Known Pulsars at Two Harmonics in 2015–2017 LIGO Data (2019)

The Astrophysical Journal, 879 (1), 10 - Tests of General Relativity with GW170817 (2019)

Physical Review Letters, 123 (1) - Tests of general relativity with the binary black hole signals from the LIGO-Virgo catalog GWTC-1 (2019)

Physical Review D, - All-sky search for long-duration gravitational wave transients in the first Advanced LIGO observing run (2018)

Classical and Quantum Gravity, 35 (6), 065009 - Constraints on cosmic strings using data from the first Advanced LIGO observing run (2018)

Physical Review D, 97 (10), 102002 - Effects of data quality vetoes on a search for compact binary coalescences in Advanced LIGO's first observing run (2018)

Classical and Quantum Gravity, 35 (6), 065010 - First search for nontensorial gravitational waves from known pulsars (2018)

Physical review letters, 120 (3), 031104 - Full band all-sky search for periodic gravitational waves in the O1 LIGO data (2018)

Physical Review D, 97 (10), 102003 - Gravitational-wave astronomy with compact binary coalescences: from blip glitches to the black hole area increase law (2018)
- GW170817: Implications for the stochastic gravitational-wave background from compact binary coalescences (2018)

Physical review letters, 120 (9), 091101 - GW170817: Measurements of neutron star radii and equation of state (2018)

Physical review letters, 121 (16), 161101 - GWTC-1: A gravitational-wave transient catalog of compact binary mergers observed by LIGO and Virgo during the first and second observing runs (2018)

arXiv preprint arXiv:1811.12907, - Low significance of evidence for black hole echoes in gravitational wave data (2018)

Physical Review D, 97 (12), 124037 - Observational tests of the black hole area increase law (2018)

Physical Review D, 97 (12), 124069 - Prospects for observing and localizing gravitational-wave transients with Advanced LIGO, Advanced Virgo and KAGRA (2018)

Living Reviews in Relativity, 21, 1--57 - Search for subsolar-mass ultracompact binaries in Advanced LIGO's first observing run (2018)

Physical review letters, 121 (23), 231103 - Search for tensor, vector, and scalar polarizations in the stochastic gravitational-wave background (2018)

Physical review letters, 120 (20), 201102 - A gravitational-wave standard siren measurement of the Hubble constant (2017)
- All-sky search for periodic gravitational waves in the O1 LIGO data (2017)

Physical Review D, 96 (6), 062002 - All-sky search for short gravitational-wave bursts in the first Advanced LIGO run (2017)

Physical Review D, 95 (4), 042003 - Calibration of the Advanced LIGO detectors for the discovery of the binary black-hole merger GW150914 (2017)

Physical Review D, 95 (6) - Directional limits on persistent gravitational waves from Advanced LIGO's first observing run (2017)

Physical review letters, 118 (12), 121102 - Effects of waveform model systematics on the interpretation of GW150914 (2017)

Classical and Quantum Gravity, 34 (10), 104002 - Erratum: First Search for Gravitational Waves from Known Pulsars with Advanced LIGO (2017, ApJ, 839, 12) (2017)

The Astrophysical Journal, 851 (1), 71 - Estimating the contribution of dynamical ejecta in the kilonova associated with GW170817 (2017)

The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 850 (2), L39 - Exploring the sensitivity of next generation gravitational wave detectors (2017)

Classical and Quantum Gravity, 34 (4), 044001 - First low-frequency Einstein@ Home all-sky search for continuous gravitational waves in Advanced LIGO data (2017)

Physical Review D, 96 (12), 122004 - First narrow-band search for continuous gravitational waves from known pulsars in Advanced detector data (2017)

Physical Review D, 96 (12), 122006 - First search for gravitational waves from known pulsars with Advanced LIGO (2017)

The Astrophysical Journal, 839 (1), 12 - Gravitational waves and gamma-rays from a binary neutron star merger: GW170817 and GRB 170817A (2017)

The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 848 (2), L13 - Gravity Spy: integrating advanced LIGO detector characterization, machine learning, and citizen science (2017)

Classical and quantum gravity, 34 (6), 064003 - GW170104: observation of a 50-solar-mass binary black hole coalescence at redshift 0.2 (2017)

Physical Review Letters, 118 (22), 221101 - GW170608: Observation of a 19 solar-mass binary black hole coalescence (2017)

The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 851 (2), L35 - GW170814: a three-detector observation of gravitational waves from a binary black hole coalescence (2017)

Physical review letters, 119 (14), 141101 - GW170817: observation of gravitational waves from a binary neutron star inspiral (2017)

Physical Review Letters, 119 (16), 161101 - Minimum energy and the end of the inspiral in the post-Newtonian approximation (2017)

Physical Review D, 95 (6) - On the progenitor of binary neutron star merger GW170817 (2017)

The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 850 (2), L40 - Search for continuous gravitational waves from neutron stars in globular cluster NGC 6544 (2017)

Physical Review D, 95 (8), 082005 - Search for gravitational waves associated with gamma-ray bursts during the first advanced LIGO observing run and implications for the origin of GRB 150906B (2017)

The Astrophysical Journal, 841 (2), 89 - Search for gravitational waves from Scorpius X-1 in the first Advanced LIGO observing run with a hidden Markov model (2017)

Physical Review D, 95 (12), 122003 - Search for high-energy neutrinos from gravitational wave event GW151226 and candidate LVT151012 with ANTARES and IceCube (2017)

Physical Review D, 96 (2), 022005 - Search for intermediate mass black hole binaries in the first observing run of Advanced LIGO (2017)

Physical Review D, 96 (2), 022001 - Search for post-merger gravitational waves from the remnant of the binary neutron star merger GW170817 (2017)

The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 851 (1), L16 - The basic physics of the binary black hole merger GW150914 (2017)

Annalen der Physik, 529 (1-2), 1600209 - Upper limits on gravitational waves from Scorpius X-1 from a model-based cross-correlation search in Advanced LIGO data (2017)

The Astrophysical Journal, 847 (1), 47 - Upper limits on the stochastic gravitational-wave background from Advanced LIGO's first observing run (2017)

Physical review letters, 118 (12), 121101 - VizieR Online Data Catalog: Gravitational waves search from known PSR with LIGO (Abbott+, 2017) (2017)

VizieR Online Data Catalog, 183 - Assessing accuracy of waveform models to best interpret GW150914 (2016)
- Binary black hole mergers in the first Advanced LIGO observing run (2016)

Physical Review X, 6 (4), 041015 - Comments on:" Echoes from the abyss: Evidence for Planck-scale structure at black hole horizons" (2016)

arXiv preprint arXiv:1612.05625, - Comprehensive all-sky search for periodic gravitational waves in the sixth science run LIGO data (2016)

Physical Review D, 94 (4), 042002 - Directly comparing GW150914 with numerical solutions of Einstein's equations for binary black hole coalescence (2016)

Physical Review D, 94 (6), 064035 - First targeted search for gravitational-wave bursts from core-collapse supernovae in data of first-generation laser interferometer detectors (2016)

Physical Review D, 94 (10) - GW150914: First results from the search for binary black hole coalescence with Advanced LIGO (2016)

Physical Review D, 93 (12), 122003 - GW151226: Observation of gravitational waves from a 22-solar-mass binary black hole coalescence (2016)

Physical review letters, 116 (24), 241103 - Improved analysis of GW150914 using a fully spin-precessing waveform model (2016)

Physical Review X, 6 (4), 041014 - Observation of gravitational waves from a binary black hole merger (2016)

Physical review letters, 116 (6), 061102 - Results of the deepest all-sky survey for continuous gravitational waves on LIGO S6 data running on the Einstein@ Home volunteer distributed computing project (2016)

Physical Review D, 94 (10), 102002 - Searches for continuous gravitational waves from Cas A (2016)
- Searches for continuous gravitational waves from Scorpius X-1 and XTE J1705-305 (2016)
- The PyCBC search for gravitational waves from compact binary coalescence (2016)

Classical and Quantum Gravity, 33 (21), 215004 - Upper limits on the rates of binary neutron star and neutron star--black hole mergers from Advanced LIGO's first observing run (2016)

The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 832 (2), L21 - Tidal deformations of spinning black holes in Bowen--York initial data (2015)

Classical and Quantum Gravity, 32 (4), 045009

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