Delilah Gates

Department of Physics
Princeton Gravity Initiative

PhD in Physics 2021, Harvard University


I am a theoretical physicist who studies black holes. I am interested in leveraging features of the spacetime geometry and the radiation sourced near black holes to determine properties of black holes we can detect. I have focused on characterizing universal observational signatures of black holes using analytic tools such as the analysis of critical null geodesics, and the emergent conformal symmetry of the near horizon region of rapidly rotating black holes.

I competed my Ph.D. in Physics at Harvard University in May 2021 and joined the Princeton Gravity Initiative as an Associate Research Scholar in September 2021.