LIGO

Scientific Publications

  • Observing Gravitational Waves from Core-Collapse Supernovae in the Advanced Detector Era - arXiv:1511.02836
  • The Rate of Binary Black Hole Mergers Inferred from Advanced LIGO Observations Surrounding GW150914 - arXiv:1602.03842
  • High-energy Neutrino follow-up search of Gravitational Wave Event GW150914 with ANTARES and IceCube - arXiv:1602.05411
  • All-sky search for long-duration gravitational wave transients with LIGO - arXiv:1511.04398
  • Prospects for Observing and Localizing Gravitational-Wave Transients with Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo - arXiv:1304.0670
  • Rate of Core-Collapse Supernovae within the Local Universe using Morphologically Dependent Blue Luminosity and Far-Infrared Estimations - Gill et al. 2016 in prep - DCC link
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Outreach

In 2016, a 5-day trip was planned to 10 high schools within the Navajo reservation promoting STEM education with Rhondale Tso, Marek Szczepańczyk, and myself (the first female president of the Society of Physics Students at ERAU and the current top undergraduate in the Space Physics program), and were all involved directly in the measurement of the gravitational wave emitted from the binary black hole merger. I talked with the students on the various scholarships available to minorities, such as the Gates Millennium Scholarship, the American Physical Society (APS) Minority Scholarship, and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REUs). We also brought a mock interferometer, donated directly from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) for this outreach surrounded by various smaller astrophysical displays to supplement the push toward research experiences available at an undergraduate level.

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Projects

  • The Rate of Core-Collapse Supernovae within the Local Universe - Spring 2016
  • Phase Separations between the Gravitational Wave Polarizations - Summer 2016
  • Core-Collapse Supernovae Overview with the LVC collaboration (Living Review) - Winter 2016
  • Asymmetry of Core-Collapse Supernovae Explosions - Winter 2016
  • Official Swift MOU with LIGO-Virgo - Winter 2016
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