Professor Yunes is a theoretical physicist that specializes in general relativity and gravitation. He has an international reputation for his work on tests of General Relativity with gravitational waves, universal relations in neutron stars, and black holes in theories beyond Einstein’s. He is one of the creators of the parameterized post-Einsteinian framework to test Einstein’s theory in a model-independent way with gravitational waves.


  • We believe that we exist to make great discoveries
  • We believe in innovation and thinking out of the box
  • We believe in the simple, not the complex
  • We believe in seeking a deep understanding of the mathematics behind the discoveries we make
  • We believe in doing research only on areas where we can make a significant and new contribution
  • We believe in saying no to thousands of projects so that we can concentrate our efforts on the most meaningful ones
  • We believe in extensive collaboration and cross-pollination in order to innovate in ways individuals cannot
  • We believe in striving for excellence in all aspects of our work and we settle for no less
  • We believe in honesty above all, even when the truth does not benefit us
  • We have the courage to admit when we are wrong, the tenacity to change and the determination to improve

(Adapted from a speech given by Tim Cook)