Johan Samsing meets prof. Thibault Damour

Niels Bohr Institutet

Johan Samsing meets prof. Thibault Damour, for a Science Talk in Niels Bohr Office about his work on gravity and binary black holes:

Thibault Damour is a French physicist, best known for his groundbreaking work on gravitational waves from compact binary systems, and his invention with Alessandra Buonanno, of the "effective one-body" approach to represent the orbital trajectories of binary black holes. 

T. Damour was a permanent professor in theoretical physics at the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques from 1989 to 2022, where he is now professor emeritus. T. Damour has received numerous prizes including the Balzan Prize for Gravitation, as well as the Galileo Galilei Medal and the Dirac Medal of the ICTP.

In this video series, Johan Samsing (NBIA) meets 7 outstanding scientists, each of which have made profound contributions to our understanding of the Universe within the areas of black holes, gravitational waves, early universe dynamics, and quantum gravity.

The recordings took place at the Niels Bohr Office during the conference "Current Themes in High Energy Physics, Gravity and Cosmology" held by the Niels Bohr International Academy from Aug. 21st to 25th, 2023.