1 Jan 2019–31 Dec 2023
University of Helsinki
Kari Rummukainen studies gravitational waves that formed when two black holes collided. The research will contribute to making quantitative predictions for the LISA satellite constellation, which has been planned for launch in 2034 and designed to detect and measure gravitational waves. Detailed theoretical and numerical studies of the physical processes causing gravitational waves are absolutely necessary in order to make quantitative predictions for LISA observations. LISA is sensitive enough to observe gravitational waves generated in the very early Universe.
Rummukainen has been elected as the best physics teacher at the University of Helsinki in 2002 and 2011.