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research

My research interests cover a broad range of topics in the new field of gravitational-wave astronomy. My publications are available from arXiv or Inspire HEP.

Astronomy

Detecting gravitational waves from black holes and neutron stars with the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO).

Astrophysics

Understanding the sources of gravitational waves and using gravitational waves to study physics and astronomy.

Computing

Development of computing hardware and middleware for gravitational-wave astrophysics. Management of large-scale scientific workflows.

Education

Improving the introductory science experience for non-majors through student-centered learning. Developing inclusive pathways to STEM careers.

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current and former group members

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Duncan Brown
Brightman Professor of Physics
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Swetha Bhagwat
Graduate Student
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Daniel Finstad
Graduate Student
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Steven Reyes
Graduate Student
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Soumi De
Graduate Student
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Chris Biwer
Ph.D. Physics 2017
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Jaysin Lord
BS Mathematics 2017
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Laura Nuttall
Postdoc 2014-2016
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Samantha Usman
BS Physics 2016
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Amber Lenon
BS Physics 2016
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Alex Nitz
Ph.D. Physics 2015
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Erika Cowan
BS Physics 2015
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Jedidah Isler
Faculty Fellow 2013-2015
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Ben Lackey
Postdoc 2013-2015
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Eliu Huerta
Postdoc 2012-2014
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Ian Harry
Postdoc 2011-2014
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Prayush Kumar
Ph.D. Physics 2014
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Satya Mohapatra
Postdoc 2012-2014
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Collin Capano
Ph.D. Physics 2011
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Larne Pekowsky
Ph.D. Physics 2011
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Andrew Lundgren
Postdoc 2008-2010
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Ping Wei
Postdoc 2008-2010
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Peter Zimmerman
BS Physics 2009
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Matt Turner
BS Physics 2008

Teaching

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Astronomy 101

Introductory astronomy for non-majors

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Physics 308

Science and Computers II: Numerical methods for physicists

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Physics 499

Capstone honors projects in gravitational-wave physics

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Physics 607

High-throughput computing for graduate students

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research support

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation, the Research Corporation for Science Advancement, and Syracuse University. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

NSF Gravity Program PHY 1404395

NSF DIBBS ACI 1443047

NSF TCAN AST 1333142

RCSA Cottrell Scholar

NSF CAREER PHY-0847611

NSF MRI PHY 1040231