Greg Salvesen


New telescopes and multi-physics computational models allow us to push the frontier in our understanding of black hole astrophysics. By working at the junction of observations and theory, I study how accreting black holes behave. Black hole astrophysics has a bright future ahead, and I always welcome opportunites to collaborate with talented students and researchers.

I am a Postdoc Research Associate at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in the Computational Physics and Methods group, and I am a member of the Center for Theoretical Astrophysics. Prior to this, I was an NSF Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Santa Barbara; a graduate student at the University of Colorado Boulder; and an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. E-mail: gregsalvesen[at]


Accepted to MNRAS: Black hole spin in X-ray binaries: Giving uncertainties an f

Paper published with former UCSB undergrad Supavit Pokawanvit (now Stanford grad student): Origin of spin-orbit misalignments: the microblazar V4641 Sgr

Check out my Astronomy Sound of the Month data sonification project (on hiatus).