## Stefan Palenta

- Country:
- Group: Relativistic Astrophysics
- Office: Abb. 213
- Phone: +49 3641 947118
- Email: stefan.palenta(at)uni-jena.de

#### Curriculum Vitae:

2012–2017 PhD studies, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena.

member of Research Training Group 1532 ‘Quantum and Gravitational Fields’

thesis: „Nonlinear interactions of gravitational waves“

2010–2012 M.Sc. Physics, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena,

thesis: „Post-Newtonian expansion of a rigidly rotating disc of dust with constant specific

charge“

2007–2010 B.Sc. Physics, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena,

thesis: “Feasibility study of a vacuum birefringence experiment probing a static magnetic

field with X-rays”

1999–2007 Abitur, Arnoldischule, Gotha,

#### Publications and Teaching:

1 S. Palenta and R. Meinel 2017: ‘A continuous Riemann-Hilbert problem for colliding

plane gravitational waves’, (in preparation)

https://arxiv.org/abs/1701.01296
2 Y.-C. Liu Pynn, R. P. Macedo, M. Breithaupt, S. Palenta and R. Meinel 2016:

‘Gyromagnetic factor of rotating disks of electrically charged dust in general relativity’,

Physical Review D 94 p. 104035 10.1103/PhysRevD.94.104035

3 M. Breithaupt, Y.-C. Liu, R. Meinel and S. Palenta 2015: ‘On the black hole limit

of rotating discs of charged dust’, Classical and Quantum Gravity 32 p. 135022

10.1088/0264-9381/32/13/135022

4 S. Palenta and R. Meinel 2013: ‘Post-Newtonian expansion of a rigidly

rotating disc of dust with a constant specific charge’, 30 p. 085010

10.1088/0264-9381/30/8/085010

2016 Supervision of 2 high school students’ projects for ‘Youth researches’

2016 Lecturer at 17-day summer school of the ‘Deutsche Schülerakademie’: Introduction

to cosmology for high school students

2013–2015 Supervision and review of 3 bachelor theses

2011–2013 Teaching assistant for relativistic physics

#### Scientific Interests:

- Gravitational waves an their nonlinear interaction
- Exact solutions of GR
- Black holes and the parametric transitions to them
- Expansion algorithms
- Cosmology