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Dr Lionel London

Dr Lionel London

  • Research fellows

Proleptic Lecturer

Research subject areas

  • Physics

Contact details


Lionel London obtained his PhD from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2015 in Gravitational Wave Theory. He went on to post-doctoral work at Cardiff University from 2015 until 2019. From 2019 to 2021, he was a research associate at MIT, and from late 2021 to early 2022, he held a prize postdoctoral position at the University of Amsterdam’s centre for gravitation and astroparticle physics. Dr London began at King’s in 2022 as a Royal Society University Research Fellow.


Research interests:

  • Gravitational waves, in particular, those from binary black hole mergers
  • Gravitational-wave signal modelling, and use in efforts such as LIGO, Virgo and Kagra
  • Single black hole perturbation theory (and related unsolved problems in standard GR)
  • Tests of General Relativity, particularly with quasi-normal modes
  • Gravitational-wave data analysis, Bayesian inference