Work Experience

2019 - Present

The George Washington University

2019 - Present

The George Washington University

Postdoctoral Fellow

2015 - Present

The Open University of Israel

2015 - Present

The Open University of Israel

Postdoctoral Fellow

Advisor: Prof. Jonathan Granot

2018 - 2019

Institute for Theoretical Physics, Frankfurt

2018 - 2019

Institute for Theoretical Physics, Frankfurt

Visiting Research Scholar

2012 - 2015

Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics

2012 - 2015

Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics

Postdoctoral Fellow

Advisor: Prof. Chris Thompson

Education

2012

PhD in Astrophysics

2012

PhD in Astrophysics

University of British Columbia

Thesis: Astrophysical Plasmas Near Strongly Magnetized Compact Objects

Advisor: Prof. Jeremy Heyl

2007

BSc (Hons) in Physics and Astronomy

2007

BSc (Hons) in Physics and Astronomy

University of British Columbia

Honors Thesis: The Birthrate of Magnetars

Advisor: Prof. Jeremy Heyl

Publications

  1. On the opening angle of magnetised jets from neutron-star mergers: the case of GRB170817A
    Nathanail, A., Gill, R., Porth, O., Fromm, C. M., & Rezzolla, L. 2020, Accepted to MNRAS
  2. Afterglow Lightcurves from Misaligned Structured Jets
    Beniamini, P., Granot, J., & Gill, R. 2020, Accepted to MNRAS
  3. Constraining the magnetic field structure in  collisionless relativistic shocks with a radio afterglow polarization  upper limit in GW170817
    Gill, R. and Granot, J. 2020, MNRAS, 491, 5815
  4. Linear polarization in gamma-ray burst prompt emission
    Gill, R., Granot, J., & Kumar, P. 2020, MNRAS, 491, 3343
  5. Fermi and Swift Observations of GRB 190114C: Tracing the Evolution of High-Energy Emission from Prompt to Afterglow
    Fermi Collaboration (+ Gill, R. +),  2019, Accepted to ApJ
  6. Observation of inverse Compton emission from a long gamma-ray burst
    MAGIC Collaboration & Fermi Collaboration (+ Gill, R. +),  2019, Nature, 575, 459
  7. ALMA Detection of a Linearly Polarized Reverse Shock in GRB 190114C
    Laskar, T., Alexander, K. D., Gill, R. et al. 2019, ApJL, 878, L26
  8. Numerical Simulations of an Initially Top-Hat Jet and the Afterglow of GW170817/GRB170817A
    Gill, R., Granot, J., De Colle, F., & Urrutia, G. 2019, ApJ, 883, 15
  9. When Did the Remnant of GW170817 Collapse to a Black Hole?
    Gill, R., Nathanail, A., & Rezzolla, L. 2019, ApJ, 876, 139
  10. Observatory science with eXTP
    eXTP Collaboration, 2019, SCPMA, 62, 42
  11. Off-Axis Emission of Short GRB Jets from Double Neutron Star Mergers and GRB 170817A
    Granot, J., Gill, R., Guetta, D., & De Colle, F. 2018, MNRAS, 481, 1597
  12. The Bright and the Slow -- GRBs 100724B & 160509A with High-energy Cutoffs at < 100 MeV
    Vianello, G., Gill, R., Granot, J., Omodei, N., Cohen-Tanugi, J., & Longo, F. 2018, ApJ, 864, 163
  13. Afterglow Imaging and Polarization of Misaligned Structured GRB Jets and Cocoons: Breaking the Degeneracy in GRB 170817A
    Gill, R. & Granot, J. 2018, MNRAS, 478, 4128
  14. The Effect of Pair Cascades on the High-Energy Spectral Cutoff in Gamma-Ray Bursts
    Gill, R. & Granot, J. 2018, MNRAS Letters, 475, 1
  15. 2D Relativistic MHD Simulations of the Kruskal-Schwarzschild Instability in a Relativistic Striped Wind
    Gill, R., Granot, J., & Lyubarsky, Y. 2018, MNRAS, 474, 3535
  16. Fermi-LAT Observations of LIGO / Virgo Event GW170817
    Fermi Collaboration (+ Gill, R. +), 2018, ApJ, 861, 85
  17. Lessons from the short GRB170817A -- the First Gravitational Wave Detection of a Binary Neutron Star Merger
    Granot, J., Guetta, D., & Gill, R. 2017, ApJL, 850, 24
  18. X-ray and radio observations of the magnetar SGR J1935+2154 during its 2014, 2015, and 2016 outbursts
    Younes, G. et al. (+ Gill, R. +), 2017, ApJ, 847, 15
  19. Burst and Outburst Characteristics of Magnetar 4U 0142+61
    Gogus, E., Lin, L., Roberts, O. J., Chakraborty, M., Kaneko, Y., Gill, R.,  Granot, J., van der Horst, A. J., Watts, A. L., Baring, M.,  Kouveliotou, C., Huppenkothen, D., & Younes, G., 2017, ApJ, 835, 68
  20. Learning About the Magnetar Swift J1834.9-0846 from its Wind Nebula
    Granot, J., Gill, R., Younes, G., Gelfand, J., Harding, A., Kouveliotou, C., & Baring, M. G., 2017, MNRAS, 464, 4895
  21. Searching  the Gamma-ray Sky for Counterparts to Gravitational Wave Sources: Fermi  GBM and LAT Observations of LVT151012 and GW151226
    Fermi-Collaboration (+ Gill, R. +), 2017, ApJ, 835, 82
  22. A Unified Model for GRB Prompt Emission from Optical to Gamma-Rays; a New Type of Standard Candle
    Guiriec, S., Kouveliotou, C., Hartmann, D. H., Granot, J., Asano, K., Meszaros, P., Gill, R., Gehrels, N., & McEnery, J., 2016, ApJL, 831, 8
  23. The wind nebula around magnetar Swift J1834.9-0846
    Younes, G., Kouveliotou, C., Kargaltsev, O., Gill, R.,  Granot, J., Watts, A. L., Gelfand, J., Baring, M. G., Harding, A.,  Pavlov, G. G., van der Horst, A. J., Huppenkothen, D., Göğüş, E., Lin,  L., & Roberts, O. J., 2016, ApJ, 824, 138
  24. Pulse Structure of Hot Electromagnetic Outflows with Embedded Baryons
    Thompson, C., & Gill, R. 2014, ArXiv:1406.5239
  25. Non-thermal Gamma-ray Emission from Delayed Pair Breakdown in a Magnetized and Photon-rich Outflow
    Gill, R., & Thompson, C. 2014, ApJ, 796, 81
  26. Hot Electromagnetic Outflows. III. Displaced Fireball in a Strong Magnetic Field
    Thompson, C., & Gill, R. 2014, ApJ, 791, 30
  27. Statistical ages and the cooling rate of X-ray dim isolated neutron stars
    Gill, R., & Heyl, J. 2013, MNRAS, 435, 3243
  28. Constraining the photon-axion coupling constant with magnetic white dwarfs
    Gill, R., & Heyl, J. 2011, PRD, 84, 085001
  29. Cosmic Rays from Pulsars and Magnetars
    Heyl, J., Gill, R., & Hernquist, L. 2010, MNRAS, 406, L25
  30. On the trigger mechanisms for SGR giant flares
    Gill, R., & Heyl, J. 2010, MNRAS, 407, 1926
  31. Dispersion Relations for Bernstein Waves in a Relativistic Pair Plasma
    Gill, R., & Heyl, J. 2009, PRE, 80, 036407
  32. The Birthrate of Magnetars
    Gill, R., & Heyl, J. 2007, MNRAS, 381, 52