Maurice H.P.M. van Putten


Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1992

Qualifie Professeur des universites, 29-Constituants elementaires, France (09129197780)



Recent talks
Studium Generale Lecture on Physics Nobel Prize 2017 (UT, Enschede, 2017)
Some new directions in cosmology and astrophysics (OIST, Okinawa 2017)
Gravitation: general relativity and beyond (Caltech 2015)
Broadband detection algorithm for LIGO-Virgo and KAGRA searches of long GW bursts in energetic CC-supernovae (MG14, 2015)
Dynamical dark energy in cosmological holography (KNU, 2015)
Searches for long duration gravitational wave bursts from energetic core-collapse supernovae (SKKU, 2015)

Research focus
On the origin of dynamical dark energy; Multimessenger radiation processes around rotating black holes with applications to energetic core-collapse supernovae and GRBs as sources of long bursts in gravitational waves; and Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays (UHECRs) from supermassive black holes in Seyfert galaxies; gravity from Gibbs' principle in de Sitter space; hyperbolic formulations of general relativity

Some recent lectures
The Expanding Universe
Relativistic astrophysics of the transient universe
Relativity and Gravitation (Syllabus)
Lectures on General Physics I
Lectures on General Physics II

Present and former Collaborators
Lorenzo Amati, Cristiano Guidorzi, Filippo Frontera, Gyeong Min Lee, Massimo Della Valle, Alok C. Gupta, Nobuyuki Kanda, Amir Levinson, Fujimoto Masa-Katsu, Eve C. Ostriker, Abi Sarkar, Tania Regimbau (former postdoc), Hideyuki Tagasho, Daisuke Tatsumi, Hyung Kyu Lee

Model Predictions
Gravitational wave bursts from black holes losing angular momentum against high density matter in energetic core-collapse supernovae, as TOOs for LIGO-Virgo and KAGRA searches for gravitational waves in the Local Universe. Prediction of X-ray afterglows to short GRBs (van Putten & Ostriker 2001), confirmed by HETE II and Swift in 2005. Long GRBs from mergers involving rapidly rotating black holes (van Putten 1999), observed in short GRBs with Extended Emission (SGRBEEs) such as GRB060616. Evidence for black hole spindown can be seen in normalized light curves of the BATSE catalogue of 1491 long GRBs (van Putten & Gupta 2009; van Putten 2012).

Other Research Interests
Pair condensates produced in bosenovae (2010); experimental fluid dynamics and heat transfer at micro-Kelvin resolution in a modulated Rayleigh-Benard chambers (2007; approved for use in commerce by the State of California, CTEP/CDFA#5554-8); EEG data-analysis in clinical applications.

Membership, Public Outreach
2014-Associate Editor, J. Korean Astronomical Society
2011-Member of KAGRA (formerly the Large Cryogenic Gravitational-wave Telescope, LCGT)
2009-Member of US National Working Group (USNWG/NIST) on H2
2009-Advisory Report to La Region Centre, France (ISBN 978-90-9023939-2)
2008-Advisory to NTEP/NCWM
2008-Advisory Report to the Dutch Government on energy legislation (ISBN 978-90-9022005-5)
2008-Testimony at a Congressional Hearing in The Hague on energy legislation

Some recent publications

On extreme transient events from rotating black holes and their gravitational wave emission, van Putten, Maurice H.P.M. and Della Valle, Massimo, 2016, MNRAS, 464, 3219
On the origin of exponential growth in induced earthquakes in Groningen, van Putten, Maurice H.P.M., van Putten, Anton, F.P., and van Putten, Michel J.A.M., 2016, Earthquakes and Structures, 11, 861
Gauge dependence and self-force from Galilean to Einsteinian free fall, compact stars falling into black holes, Hawking radiation and the Pisa tower at th general relativity centenial, Spallicci, Alessandro D.A.M. and van Putten, Maurice H.P.M., 2016, IJGMM, 1330014
A new estimator of the deceleration parameter from galaxy rotation curves, 2016, ApJ, 824, 43
Directed searches for broadband extended gravitational wave emission in nearby energetic core-collapse supernovae, 2016, ApJ, 819, 169
Broadband extended emission in gravitational waves from core-collapse supernovae, Amir Levinson, Maurice H.P.M. van Putten & Guy Pick, 2015, ApJ, to appear
Near-exremal black holes as initial conditions of long GRB supernovae and probes of their gravitational wave emission, 2015, ApJ, 810, 7
Proposed searches for candidate sources of gravitational waves in a nearby core-collapse supernova survey, Jeong-Eun Heo, Soyoung Yoon, Dae-Sub Lee, In-Taek Kong, Sang-Hoon Lee, Maurice H.P.M. van Putten & Massimo Della Valle, 2016, NewA, 42, 24
Accelerated expansion from cosmological holography, 2015, MNRAS Lett., 450, L48
A holographic bound on the total number of computations in the visible universe, 2015, IJMP-D, 4, 1550024
Extreme luminosities in ejecta by intermittent outflows around rotating black holes, 2015, MNRAS Lett., MNRAS, 447, L11
On the origin of short GRBs with extended emission and long GRBs without associated SN, Maurice H.P.M. van Putten, Gyeong Min Lee, Massimo Della Valle, Lorenzo Amati & Amir Levinson, 2014, MNRAS Lett., 444, L58
Broadband turbulent spctra in gamma-ray burst light curves, Maurice H.P.M. van Putten, Cristiano Guidorzi & Filippo Frontera, 2014, ApJ, 786, 146
Asymptotic harmonic behavior in the prime number distribution, 2014, Applied Mathematics, 5, 2547
Search for gravitational waves from supernovae and long GRBs, 2013, Acta Polytechnica, 53 (Suppl.), 736
Entropic force between black holes and its Newtonian limits, 2012, Phys. Rev. D, 85, 064046
Discovery of black hole spindown in the BATSE catalogue of long GRBs, 2012, Prog. Theor. Phys., 127(2), 331
Relaxation-limited evaporation of globular clusters, 2012, NewA, 17, 411
Prospects for true calorimetry on Kerr black holes in core-collapse supernovae and mergers, Maurice H.P.M. van Putten, Nobuyuki Kanda, Hideyuki Tagasho, Daisuke Tatsumi, Fujimoto Masa-Katsu, and Massimo Della Valla, 2011, Phys. Rev. D, 83, 044046
Pair condensates produced in bosenovae, 2010, Phys. Lett. A., 374, 3376
Extended black hole cosmologies in de Sitter space, 2010, Class. Quant. Grav., 27, 075011
On the origin of long gamma-ray bursts, 2009, MNRAS Lett., 396, L81
Nonthermal transient sources from rotating black holes, 2009, MNRAS, 394, 2238 (with Alok C. Gupta)
Gravitational-wave forms from Kerr black holes interacting with high-density matter, 2008, Astroph. J. Lett., 685, L63
Non-thermal emissions from black holes by a relativistic capillary effect, 2008, Astroph. J. Lett., 684, L91
Detecting energy emissions from a rotating black hole cover of Science(2002) (with A. Levinson)
Global spectral representations of black holes in the complex plane cover of the Proc. Nat. Acad. Sc. (2006)
Discovery of linear asymptotic behavior at micro-Kelvin resolution in a modulated Rayleigh-Benard chamber Proc. Roy. Soc. London A (2007) ( US Pat. 7,246,519 (2007), Approved by the State of California (2008))
Superradiance in a torus magnetosphere around a black hole Science(1999);

van Putten, M.H.P.M. and Levison A., 2012, Relativistic Astrophysics of the Transient Universe, Cambridge University Press, with a foreword by Prof. Gerard 't Hooft (Nobel Laureate Physics 1999)
van Putten, M.H.P.M., 2005, Gravitational Radiation, Luminous Black Holes and Gamma-ray Burst Supernovae ,Cambridge University Press, with a foreword by Prof. Gerard 't Hooft (Nobel Laureate Physics 1999)

Fall 2012-
faculty member, Astronomy and Space Science, Sejong University, Seoul
Fall 2008
Invited 2008-2009 Studium Chair d'Astrophysique position at the University of Orleans, France


Book Review (2007)
MIT Press Release (2002)
MIT/NASA Press Release (2003)
Honouring Roy Kerr, TV3 New Zealand Evening News (August 2004), Interview

ISCO waves, van Putten, M.H.P.M., 2002, ApJ, 575, L71

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