On February 1, Roman Gold joined the research and teaching faculty at CP3-Origins and the University of Southern Denmark.
Roman received his PhD from the University of Jena in Germany working with Prof. Bernd Bruegmann on gravitational waves from eccentric binaries of black holes and neutron stars in General Relativity. He then spent 6 years in North America as a Postdoc: At UIUC Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA he worked on black hole binaries embedded in magnetized, turbulent gas disks. At the University of Maryland his work focussed on polarized light emission in single black hole systems in the context of the Event Horizon Telescope before the collaboration formally existed. In 2017, Roman worked for the Perimeter Institute on parameter estimation and theoretical modeling for the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration. Before joining SDU, Roman was a Postdoc at the Goethe University in Frankfurt Germany working both on neutron star binaries and deepened his involvements in the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration.
On Apr 10th 2019 the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration published the first-ever image of a black hole. The significance of this achievement was recognized through numerous awards, including the NSF diamond achievement award and the 2020 breakthrough prize in fundamental physics and fascinated people around the globe.
At CP3 he will pursue a continuation of his central contributions to the Event Horizon Telescope as well as devising new science goals that bridge the gap between horizon scale images, gravitational waves and cosmology. He seeks to strengthen Danish involvement in the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration (both observational through the Greenland telescope and in theory) and in particular enable students at SDU a quick avenue to cutting-edge scientific research.