Avi Vajpeyi

Avi Vajpeyi

Astrophysics PhD Student

Monash University




I am a PhD student at Monash University where I am researching gravitational waves as a member of the LIGO collaboration. My research focuses on utilising Bayesian inference to the study gravitational waves from merging black holes. More specifically, my research is on gravitational waves from intermediate-mass black holes – an elusive class of black holes that astrophysicist have yet to detect!


  • Gravitational Wave Astrophysics
  • Intermediate Mass Black Holes
  • Bayesian Inference


  • PhD in Astrophysics, In Progress

    Monash University

  • BA in Physics and Computer Science, 2018

    The College of Wooster


Bayesian inference for compact binary coalescences with BILBY: Validation and application to the first LIGO--Virgo gravitational-wave transient catalogue

Massively parallel Bayesian inference for transient gravitational-wave astronomy

Enhancing confidence in the detection of gravitational waves from compact binaries using signal coherence


Recently programmed games


Glass Runner

Help Glass Runner avoid being shattered by the moving blocks!

Tunnel Vision

Fly your aircraft through the procedurally generated tunnels.

Boogie Block

All my colours were stripped away! Help me become fabulous again by rollin' me around the block.


Sacrifice your health to gain the power you need to survive against the uprising of cuboid shapes!

Chain Game

Use your dead-eye to lock on and zoom into your targets.

Taxi Tank

The streets of India can be a chaotic place. Fearlessly navigate the streets of the city in your tank - but watch out for the enemies.

Move It

Shout ‘left’ or ‘right’ to move your character from falling lava! Watch out – if the entire floor becomes lava, its game over!

Soul Collector

You, The PoPo, have one job: to ‘collect’ the souls of the cursed with the help of your car.

Time Turner

A turn-based driving evasion game.