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Benjamin J Owen

Benjamin J Owen

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  • Professor of Physics, Texas Tech
  • Adjunct Professor of Physics, Penn State
Department of Physics, Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX 79409-1051
Email: bjo10 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu


  1. Ph.D. California Institute of Technology (1998)
  2. B.S. Sonoma State University (California) (1993)


Gravitational Physics & Cosmology
  • Theoretical
  • Experimental
  • Computational

Selected Publications

List of Publications on INSPIRE

N. K. Johnson-McDaniel and B. J. Owen, "Maximum elastic deformations of relativistic stars," Phys. Rev. D 88, 044004 (2013)
N. K. Johnson-McDaniel, N. Yunes, W. Tichy, and B. J. Owen, "Conformally curved binary black hole data including tidal deformations and outgoing radiation," Phys. Rev. D 80, 124039 (2009)
L. Lindblom, B. J. Owen, and D. A. Brown, "Model waveform accuracy standards for gravitational wave data analysis," Phys. Rev. D 78, 124020 (2008)
B. J. Owen, L. Lindblom, C. Cutler, B. F. Schutz, A. Vecchio, and N. Andersson, "Gravitational waves from hot young rapidly rotating neutron stars," Phys. Rev. D 58, 084020 (1998)
L. Lindblom, B. J. Owen, and S. M. Morsink, "Gravitational radiation instability in hot young neutron stars," Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 4843 - 4846 (1998)

Research Interests

  • Gravitational waves
  • Neutron stars
  • Black holes
  • Data analysis