Mario   C.  Diaz

Professor  

Office: BCAVL 105
Phone: (956) 882-6690
Email: mario.diaz@utrgv.edu

Dr. Mario C. Diaz

  • Education

    • PhD, Physics, University of Cordoba Argentina, 1987
    • BS, Physics, University of Cordoba Argentina, 1984
    • MS, Physics, University of Cordoba Argentina, 1984
  • Currently Teaching

    PHYS 6396 01 - Graduate Research I:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • The Collaboration, the Collaboration, B.P. Abbott, R. Abbott, T.D. Abbott, F. Acernese, K. Ackley, C. Adams, T. Adams, P. Addesso, "First low-frequency Einstein@Home all-sky search for continuous gravitational waves in Advanced LIGO data," ArXiv e-prints (July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2017).

  • B.P. Abbott, R. Abbott, T.D. Abbott, F. Acernese, K. Ackley, C. Adams, T. Adams, P. Addesso, R.X. Adhikari, V.B. Adya, "Search for intermediate mass black hole binaries in the first observing run of Advanced LIGO," Physical Review D: Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology 96, no. 2 (July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2017): 022001.

  • B.P. Abbott, R. Abbott, T.D. Abbott, F. Acernese, K. Ackley, C. Adams, T. Adams, P. Addesso, R.X. Adhikari, V.B. Adya, "GW170104: Observation of a 50-Solar-Mass Binary Black Hole Coalescence at Redshift 0.2," Physical Review Letters 118, no. 22 (June 2017): 221101.

  • B.P. Abbott, R. Abbott, T.D. Abbott, M.R. Abernathy, F. Acernese, K. Ackley, C. Adams, T. Adams, P. Addesso, R.X. Adhikari, "Search for Gravitational Waves Associated with Gamma-Ray Bursts during the First Advanced LIGO Observing Run and Implications for the Origin of GRB 150906B," The Astrophysical Journal 841, (June 2017): 89.

  • The Collaboration, the Collaboration, B.P. Abbott, R. Abbott, T.D. Abbott, F. Acernese, K. Ackley, C. Adams, T. Adams, P. Addesso, "Upper Limits on Gravitational Waves from Scorpius X-1 from a Model-Based Cross-Correlation Search in Advanced LIGO Data," ArXiv e-prints (June 2017).

  • B.P. Abbott, R. Abbott, T.D. Abbott, M.R. Abernathy, F. Acernese, K. Ackley, C. Adams, T. Adams, P. Addesso, R.X. Adhikari, "First Search for Gravitational Waves from Known Pulsars with Advanced LIGO," The Astrophysical Journal 839, (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2017): 12.

  • B.P. Abbott, R. Abbott, T.D. Abbott, M.R. Abernathy, K. Ackley, C. Adams, P. Addesso, R.X. Adhikari, V.B. Adya, C. Affeldt, "Calibration of the Advanced LIGO detectors for the discovery of the binary black-hole merger GW150914," Physical Review D: Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology 95, no. 6 (March 2017): 062003.

  • B.P. Abbott, R. Abbott, T.D. Abbott, M.R. Abernathy, F. Acernese, K. Ackley, C. Adams, T. Adams, P. Addesso, R.X. Adhikari, "Directional Limits on Persistent Gravitational Waves from Advanced LIGO’s First Observing Run," Physical Review Letters 118, no. 12 (March 2017): 121102.

  • B.P. Abbott, R. Abbott, T.D. Abbott, M.R. Abernathy, F. Acernese, K. Ackley, C. Adams, T. Adams, P. Addesso, R.X. Adhikari, "Upper Limits on the Stochastic Gravitational-Wave Background from Advanced LIGO’s First Observing Run," Physical Review Letters 118, no. 12 (March 2017): 121101.

  • B.P. Abbott, R. Abbott, T.D. Abbott, M.R. Abernathy, F. Acernese, K. Ackley, C. Adams, T. Adams, P. Addesso, R.X. Adhikari, "All-sky search for short gravitational-wave bursts in the first Advanced LIGO run," Physical Review D: Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology 95, no. 4 (February 2017): 042003.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Mario Diaz. Supplement to the CGWA in the era of gravitational wave astronomy, National SCience Foundation, $100,000.00 (September 1, 2017 - October 31, 2019)

  • Mario Diaz. The CGWA in the Era of Multimessenger Astronomy, National Science Foundation, $1,300,000.00 (October 1, 2017 - November 30, 2018)

  • Mario Diaz. REU Site in Physics at UTRGV, National Science Foundation, $500,000.00 (September 1, 2015 - August 31, 2018)

  • Karen Martirosyan. CREST-The Center for Gravitational-Wave Astronomy in the era of multimessenger astronomy, NSF CREST, $5,000,000.00 (2012 - 2017)

  • Malik Rakhmanov. The Center for Gravitational Wave Astronomy, NASA, $5,000,000.00 (2009 - 2014)

  • Malik Rakhmanov. Optics for LIGO: Year 2, US National Science Foundation under the CREST Center Supplement Program, $100,000.00 (2009 - 2010)

  • Malik Rakhmanov. Optics for LIGO: Year 1, US National Science Foundation under the CREST Center Supplement Program, $100,000.00 (2008 - 2009)



Selected Presentations


  • Mario Diaz "The TOROS project to search for optical counterparts of gravitational waves," The Amazing Life of Stars, INAF ITALY, Cefalu, Italy (September 2017)

  • Mario Diaz "The TOROS project," The first GW observations, GW150914, GW151226, GW170104 and the electromagnetic follow-up of GW150914, INAF ITaly, Palermo Italy (June 2017)

  • Mario Diaz "The first GW observations, GW150914, GW151226, GW170104 and the electromagnetic follow-up of GW150914," Multifrequency Behaviour of High Energy Cosmic Sources - XII, Instituto Nazionale de AStrofisica Italy, Palermo, Italy (June 2017)

  • Mario Diaz "Electromagnetic follow-up of Gravitational Waves," UTRGV Summer REU Physics site, UTRGV Center for Gravitational Wave Astronomy, Brownsville (June 2017)

  • MArio Diaz "Academia Nacional de Ciencias," Invited lecture, Academia Nacional de Ciencias Argentina, Cordoba Argentina (May 2017)

  • Mario Diaz. "The quest of a century: The mysteries, failures, uncertainties and final success in proving Einstein right after 100 years," SACNAS Texas Tech University Chapter, SACNAS Texas Tech University Chapter, Lubbock (April 2017)

  • Mario Diaz "The quest of a century: The mysteries, failures, uncertainties and final success in proving Einstein right after 100 years," Oklahoma State University Dep of Physics Colloquium, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater Oklahoma (April 2017)

  • Mario Diaz. "Observing the first Kilonova," University of Oklahoma Dep of Physics, University of Oklahoma, Stillwater online to Oklahoma City (April 2017)

  • Mario Diaz "The CGWA in the era of Gravitational Wave Astronomy ," CREST Directors PIS , national Sceince Foundation, Washington DCC (February 2017)

  • Mario Diaz "The CGWA and the TOROS project ," JAM HR National Science Foundation CREST center Directors, National Science Foundation, Washington DC (February 2017)

Current Courses

PHYS 6396 01 - Graduate Research I:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

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