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Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Mississippi

Dr. Leo Stein

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Office: 205 Lewis Hall

Phone: (662) 915-1941

Degrees Earned

  • Ph.D. in Physics from MIT (2012)
  • B.S. in Physics from Caltech (2006)


  • Senior Postdoctoral Researcher at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech; 2015–2018)
  • NASA Einstein Fellowship while at Cornell (2012–2015)

Research Interests

Dr. Stein’s main research interests are in testing Einstein’s theory of gravity (general relativity) using black holes and the gravitational waves they emit when black holes smash together. Testing general relativity (GR) involves doing numerical simulations of these black hole mergers, in GR and in theories beyond GR.

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