Serena Vinciguerra, a PhD student in the School of Physics and Astronomy working with Prof. Ilya Mandel and Dr. John Veitch on gravitational-wave data analysis, has won the Hartle Award for the best student talk in her session at the General Relativity and Gravitation conference in New York.  Serena spoke about “Accelerating compact binary coalescence parameter estimation with multi-band frequency domain waveforms”.  Serena’s work will play an important role in maximising the scientific pay-out of advanced gravitational-wave detectors.

Here’s a photo of Serena taken during her talk: