Gabriela González: Searching for Gravitational Waves

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Friday, February 12, 2016: 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
Salon 2 (Marriott Wardman Park)
Gabriela González is the spokesperson for the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. She completed her Ph.D. at Syracuse University in 1995, then worked as a staff scientist in the LIGO group at MIT until 1997, when she joined the faculty at Penn State. In 2001, she joined the faculty at Louisiana State University, where she is a professor of physics and astronomy. Her current research focuses on characterization of the LIGO detector noise, detector calibration, and searching for gravitational waves in the data. In 2007, she was elected a fellow of the American Physical Society for her experimental contributions to the field of gravitational wave detection, her leadership in the analysis of LIGO data for gravitational wave signals, and for her skill in communicating the excitement of physics to students and the public.
Gabriela González, Louisiana State University
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