Publications

Featured publications are listed below. All first-author publications and contributed publications, including citation counts, can be found on ADS.


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  1. Spin Doctors: How to diagnose a hierarchical merger origin
    E. Payne, K. Kremer, M. Zevin
    The Astrophysical Journal Letters submitted (2024)
  2. Consistent eccentricities for gravitational wave astronomy: Resolving discrepancies between astrophysical simulations and waveform models
    A. Vijaykumar, A. Hanselman, M. Zevin
    The Open Journal of Astrophysics submitted (2024)
  3. Gravity Spy: Lessons Learned and a Path Forward
    M. Zevin, C. Jackson, Z. Doctor, Y. Wu, C. Østerlund, L.C. Johnson, C.P.L. Berry, K. Crowston, S.B. Coughlin, V. Kalogera, S. Banagiri, D. Davis, J. Glanzer, R. Hao, A.K. Katsaggelos, O. Patane, J. Sanchez, J. Smith, S. Soni, L. Trouille, M. Walker, I. Aerith, W. Domainko, V.-G. Baranowski, G. Niklasch, B. Téglás
    The European Physical Journal Plus 139, 100 (2024)
  4. What You Don't Know Can Hurt You: Use and Abuse of Astrophysical Models in Gravitational-wave Population Analyses
    A. Cheng, M. Zevin, S. Vitale
    The Astrophysical Journal 955, 127 (2023)
  5. Things that might go bump in the night: Assessing structure in the binary black hole mass spectrum
    A. Farah, B. Edelman, M. Zevin, M. Fishbach, J.M. Ezquiaga, B. Farr, D. Holz
    The Astrophysical Journal 955, 107 (2023)
  6. The Missing Link Between Black Holes in High-Mass X-ray Binaries and Gravitational-Wave Sources: Observational Selection Effects
    C. Liotine, M. Zevin, C. Berry, Z. Doctor, V. Kalogera
    The Astrophysical Journal 946, 4 (2023)
  7. Observational Inference on the Delay Time Distribution of Short Gamma-ray Bursts
    M. Zevin, A. Nugent, S. Adhikari, W.-f. Fong, D. Holz, L.Z. Kelley
    The Astrophysical Journal Letters 940, L18 (2022)
  8. Avoiding a Cluster Catastrophe: Retention Efficiency and the Binary Black Hole Mass Spectrum
    M. Zevin, D. Holz
    The Astrophysical Journal Letters 935, L20 (2022)
  9. Suspicious Siblings: The Distribution of Mass and Spin across Component Black Holes in Isolated Binary Evolution
    M. Zevin, S. Bavera
    The Astrophysical Journal 933, 86 (2022)
  10. Implications of Eccentric Observations on Binary Black Hole Formation Channels
    M. Zevin, I. Romero-Shaw, K. Kremer, E. Thrane, P. Lasky
    The Astrophysical Journal Letters 921, L43 (2021)
  11. Cosmologically Coupled Compact Objects: A Single-parameter Model for LIGO-Virgo Mass and Redshift Distributions
    K. Croker, M. Zevin, D. Farrah, K. Nishimura, G. Tarle
    The Astrophysical Journal Letters 921, L22 (2021)
  12. Evidence for Hierarchical Black Hole Mergers in the Second LIGO--Virgo Gravitational-Wave Catalog
    C. Kimball, C. Talbot, C. Berry, M. Zevin, E. Thrane, V. Kalogera, R. Buscicchio, M. Carney, T. Dent, H. Middleton, E. Payne, J. Veitch, D. Williams
    The Astrophysical Journal Letters 915, L35 (2021)
  13. One Channel to Rule Them All? Constraining the Origins of Binary Black Holes using Multiple Formation Pathways
    M. Zevin, S. Bavera, C. Berry, V. Kalogera, T. Fragos, P. Marchant, C. Rodriguez, F. Antonini, D. Holz, C. Pankow
    The Astrophysical Journal 910, 152 (2021)
  14. Approximations of the Spin of Close Black Hole-Wolf-Rayet Binaries
    S. Bavera, M. Zevin, T. Fragos
    Research Notes of the AAS 5, 127 (2021)
  15. The Impact of Mass-Transfer Physics on the Observable Properties of Field Binary Black Hole Populations
    S. Bavera, T. Fragos, M. Zevin, C. Berry, P. Marchant, J. Andrews, S. Coughlin, A. Dotter, K. Kovlakas, D. Misra, J. Serra-Perez, Y. Qin, K. Rocha, J. Roman-Garza, N. Tran, E. Zapartas
    Astronomy & Astrophysics 647, 153 (2020)
  16. Exploring the Lower Mass Gap and Unequal Mass Regime in Compact Binary Evolution
    M. Zevin, M. Spera, C. Berry, V. Kalogera
    The Astrophysical Journal Letters 899, L1 (2020)
  17. You Can't Always Get What You Want: The Impact of Prior Assumptions on Interpreting GW190412
    M. Zevin, C. Berry, S. Coughlin, K. Chatziioannou, S. Vitale
    The Astrophysical Journal Letters 899, L17 (2020)
  18. GW190412: Observation of a Binary-Black-Hole Coalescence with Asymmetric Masses
    The LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration (M. Zevin: Paper-writing team, populations and astrophysical implications lead)
    Physical Review D 102, 043015 (2020)
  19. Forward Modeling of Double Neutron Stars: Insights from Highly-Offset Short Gamma-ray Bursts
    M. Zevin, L. Kelley, A. Nugent, W. Fong, C. Berry, V. Kalogera
    The Astrophysical Journal 904, 190 (2020)
  20. COSMIC: Open-Source Binary Population Synthesis
    K. Breivik, S. Coughlin, M. Zevin, C. Rodriguez, K. Kremer, C. Ye, J. J. Andrews, M. Kurkowski, M. Digman, S. L. Larson, F. A. Rasio
    The Astrophysical Journal 898, 71 (2019)
  21. Can Neutron-Star Mergers Explain the r-process Enrichment in Globular Clusters?
    M. Zevin, K. Kremer, D. M. Siegel, S. Coughlin, B. T.-H. Tsang, C. P. L. Berry, V. Kalogera
    The Astrophysical Journal 886, 1 (2019)
  22. Black Holes: The Next Generation
    C. Rodriguez, M. Zevin, P. Amaro-Seoane, S. Chatterjee, K. Kremer, F. A. Rasio, C. S. Ye
    Physical Review D 100, 043027 (2019)
  23. Eccentric Black Hole Mergers in Dense Star Clusters: The Role of Binary-Binary Encounters
    M. Zevin, J. Samsing, C. L. Rodriguez, C. J. Haster, E. Ramirez-Ruiz
    The Astrophysical Journal 871, 91 (2019)
  24. On the Progenitor of Binary Neutron Star Merger GW170817
    The LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration (M. Zevin: Chair of paper-writing team and analysis lead)
    The Astrophysical Journal Letters 850, L40 (2017)
  25. Constraining Formation Models of Binary Black Holes with Gravitational-Wave Observations
    M. Zevin, C. Pankow, C. Rodriguez, L. Sampson, E. Chase, V. Kalogera, F. Rasio
    The Astrophysical Journal 846, 82 (2017)
  26. Gravity Spy: Integrating Advanced LIGO Detector Characterization, Machine Learning, and Citizen Science
    M. Zevin, S. Coughlin, S. Bahaadini, E. Besler, N. Rohani, S. Allen, M. Cabero, K. Crowston, A. Katsaggelos, S. Larson, T. Lee, C. Lintott, T. Littenberg, A. Lundgren, C. Osterlund, J. Smith, L. Trouille, V. Kalogera
    Classical and Quantum Gravity 34, 064003 (2017)
  27. Illuminating Black Hole Binary Formation Channels with Spins in Advanced LIGO
    C. Rodriguez, M. Zevin, C. Pankow, V. Kalogera, F. A. Rasio
    The Astrophysical Journal Letters 832, L2 (2016)

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