Senior scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institut – AEI), Hannover. As an alumni of both universities in Graz he is looking forward to give a talk about gravitational waves at the symposium.
His main research area today is the development and implementation of data-analysis methods for the search for continuous gravitational waves from spinning neutron stars. He is one of the core developers and scientist of the Einstein@Home project to search for gravitational waves and electromagnetic emission from neutron stars.
As a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, Reinhard also contributed to the discovery of the first gravitational wave signal (GW150914), in particular to characterizing the ringdown signal following the merger.