Mario   C.  Diaz

Professor  

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

Dr. Mario C. Diaz





Selected Publications


  • LIGO Collaboration, and Virgo Collaboration. "Erratum: First narrow-band search for continuous gravitational waves from known pulsars in advanced detector data [Phys. Rev. D 96, 122006 (2017)]," \prd 97, no. 12 (June 2018): 129903.

  • R. Abbott, F. Acernese, K. Ackley, C. Adams, T. Adams, P. Addesso, "Full band all-sky search for periodic gravitational waves in the O1 LIGO data," \prd 97, no. 10 (May 2018): 102003.

  • The Collaboration, the Collaboration, R. Abbott, F. Acernese, K. Ackley, C. Adams, T. Adams, P. Addesso, "Properties of the binary neutron star merger GW170817," ArXiv e-prints (May 2018).

  • R. Abbott, F. Acernese, K. Ackley, C. Adams, T. Adams, P. Addesso, "Prospects for observing and localizing gravitational-wave transients with Advanced LIGO, Advanced Virgo and KAGRA," Living Reviews in Relativity 21, (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2018): 3.

  • R. Abbott, F. Acernese, K. Ackley, C. Adams, T. Adams, P. Addesso, "First Search for Nontensorial Gravitational Waves from Known Pulsars," Physical Review Letters 120, no. 3 (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2018): 031104.

  • TOROS Collaboration "Optical follow-up of gravitational wave triggers by the TOROS collaboration," American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts \#231. 231, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2018: 224.02.

  • G. Valdes, B. O'Reilly, and Mario Diaz. "A Hilbert-Huang transform method for scattering identification in LIGO," Classical and Quantum Gravity 34, no. 23 (December 2017): 235009.

  • R. Abbott, F. Acernese, K. Ackley, C. Adams, T. Adams, P. Addesso, "Estimating the Contribution of Dynamical Ejecta in the Kilonova Associated with GW170817," \apjl 850, (December 2017): L39.

  • R. 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," \prd 96, no. 12 (December 2017): 122004.

  • R. Abbott, F. Acernese, K. Ackley, C. Adams, T. Adams, P. Addesso, "First narrow-band search for continuous gravitational waves from known pulsars in advanced detector data," \prd 96, no. 12 (December 2017): 122006.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Mario Diaz. A proposal to support a partnership between UTRGV, BISD and SBICSD to offer Observational Astronomy at High Schools in the Rio Grande Valley, NSF, $100,000.00 (July 1, 2018 - October 31, 2019)

  • 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. "Crónica de una búsqueda esperada: la primera kilonova," Institute Colloquium, Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Astronomy (IATE), Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Cordoba Argentina (October 2018)

  • Mario Diaz. "Dedication Speech," Inauguration of Dr. Cristina Torres Memorial Astronomical Observatory, CGWA, Resaca de la Palma State Park (May 2018)

  • Mario Diaz. "The Dr. Cristina V. Torres Memorial Astronomical Observatory," Presentation to City of Brownsville Council, Brownsville City Council, Brownsville (March 2018)

  • Mario Diaz. "The Center for Gravitational Wave Astronomy at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley," NSF CREST Directors Annual Meeting, National Science Foundation, Washington DC (February 2018)

  • Mario Diaz. "Optical follow-up of gravitational wave triggers by the TOROS collaboration," Annual Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, American Astronomical Society, Washington DC (January 2018)

  • Mario Diaz. "The Center for Gravitational Wave Astronomy in the era of Multi-messenger Astronomy," INCLUDES ANNUAL CONFERENCE, NSF INCLUDES, Washington DC (January 2018)

  • Mario Diaz. "Polvo de estrellas: de donde viene todo el oro?," Los Abuelos del Frances, Hospital Frances Buenos Aires Argentina (November 2017)

  • Mario Diaz. "¿ Son las kilonovas la principal fuente de  procesos nucleares r en el universo ?," Monthly Colloquium, National Atomic Energy Commission, CNEA, San Martin Argentina (November 2017)

  • Mario Diaz. "Un descubrimiento que vale el peso de varias Tierras en oro," Annual Strings Conference, Argentina High Energy Physics Consortium, Institure of Advanced Studies,National Univ. of San Martin (November 2017)

  • Mario Diaz. "Crónica de una búsqueda esperada: la primera kilonova," Colloquium, Department of Physics Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Argentina (October 2017)

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