Alejandro cárdenas-Avendaño

At the ​​​​​​ eXtreme Gravity Institute (XGI) at MSU I study the impact of Einstein’s theory of general relativity, and many of its extensions, either in vacuum or coupled to various types of matter, on astrophysical phenomena. I came to MSU to join one of the oldest gravity-related research groups in the US, whose roots trace back to the late 60’s with the pioneering development of the full Parameterized Post-Newtonian formalism by Kenneth Nordtvedt, Jr. 

Before moving to the ​​​​​XGI, I was invited to spend one winter in  Cosimo Bambi's group  at Fudan University in China, where we did several projects on testing the Kerr black hole hypothesis and one project related to wormholes in alternative theories of gravity with  Diego Rubiera-Garcia .


Publications as first author or in alphabetical order:

5. C. Bambi, A. Cardenas-Avendano, T. Dauser, J. A. Garcia, S. Nampalliwar, “ Testing the Kerr black hole hypothesis using X-ray reflection spectroscopy ”. The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 842:76, Number 2, 2017.

4. A. Cárdenas-Avendaño, J. Jiang, C. Bambi, “ Testing the Kerr black hole hypothesis: comparison between the gravitational wave and the iron line approaches”. Physics Letters B 760 254–258.

3. A. Cárdenas-Avendaño, J. Jiang, C. Bambi, “ A study for testing the Kerr metric with AGN iron line eclipses ”. Journal Of Cosmology And Astroparticle Physics, 04 (2016) 054.

2. C. Bambi, A. Cárdenas-Avendaño, G. Olmo, D. Rubiera-Garcia, “ Wormholes and nonsingular space-times in Palatini f(R) gravity ”. Physical Review D 93, 064016.

1. C. Benavides, A. Cárdenas-Avendaño, A. Larranaga, “ Gravitational lensing in the strong field limit for Kar’s metric ”. International Journal of Theoretical Physics, 55, 4.
Publications as co-author:

6. Z. Cao, A. Cardenas-Avendano, M. Zhou, C. Bambi, C. A. R. Herdeiro, E. Radu, “ Iron K\alpha line of boson stars”. Journal Of Cosmology And Astroparticle Physics, 10 (2016) 003.

5. Y. Ni, M. Zhou, A. Cardenas-Avendano, C. Bambi, C. A. R. Herdeiro, E. Radu, “ Iron K\alpha line of Kerr black holes with scalar hair”. Journal Of Cosmology And Astroparticle Physics, 07 (2016) 049.

4. M. Zhou, A. Cárdenas-Avendaño, C. Bambi, B. Kleihaus, J. Kunz, “ Search for astrophysical rotating Ellis wormholes with X-ray reflection spectroscopy ”. Physical Review D 94, 024036.

3. A. Larranaga, A. Cárdenas-Avendaño, D. Torres, “ Electrostatic Self-energy of a Charged Particle in the Surroundings of a Topologically Charged Black Hole in the Brane ”. Romanian Journal of Physics 60, 27.

2. V. Ribeiro, P. Russo, A. Cárdenas-Avendaño, “ A Survey of Astronomical Research: A Baseline for Astronomical Development ”. The Astronomical Journal 146, 138.

1. A. Larranaga, A. Cárdenas-Avendaño, “ Geometric Thermodynamics of Schwarzschild-AdS black hole with a Cosmological Constant as State Variable ”, Journal of the Korean Physical Society, 60, No 7
That is me working on my laptop while Aitana ​​​gets bored. That photo was taken the night before my wedding.