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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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research group

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Duncan Brown
Brightman Professor of Physics
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Soumi De
Graduate Student
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Lorena Magaña Zertuche
Graduate Student
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Laura Nuttall
Postdoctoral Scholar
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Larne Pekowsky
Research Scientist
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Steven Reyes
Graduate Student
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Samantha Usman
Undergraduate Student
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Jaysin Lord
Undergraduate Student
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Amber Lenon
Undergraduate Student
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Chris Biwer
Graduate Student
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Swetha Bhagwat
Graduate Student
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Ben Lackey
Postdoctoral Scholar

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.

ligo_hanford_observatory

NSF Gravity Program PHY 1404395

workflow

NSF DIBBS ACI 1443047

pulsars

NSF TCAN AST 1333142

cottrell

RCSA Cottrell Scholar

binary_stars

NSF CAREER PHY-0847611

spice_cluster_small

NSF MRI PHY 1040231