I am Lorenz Zwick, a theoretical astrophysicist based in Copenhagen, Denmark. I am currently a post-doctoral research fellow at the Niels Bohr Institute, working mainly within the fantastisk GW-astro group. I have completed my Ph.D at the Center for Theoretical Astrophysics and Cosmology, under the supervision of Prof. Lucio Mayer. Over the course of my research, I've had the chance to work on several aspects of black holes and gravitational waves. You can find out more about my research here.
I am convinced that gravitational wave (GW) detectors will have a similar impact to the advent of radio and X-ray telescopes in the late sixties, allowing astronomers to perform unprecedented observations of our universe. For this reason, most of my research serves in preparation for the upcoming LISA mission, a space-based laser interferometer which will be sensitive to a wide range of systems, including supermassive black hole binaries, extreme mass ratio inspirals and galactic white dwarf binaries. My particular interest lies in the possibility of using GW detectors to constrain the astrophysical environment in which binaries form and evolve, shifting the focus from the source of GWs to its surroundings.