I am the lead astrophysicist in the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC)–LIGO being the telescopes that first detected gravitational waves in 2015. My group’s astrophysics research involves methods from applied mathematics, statistics and computer science, with extensive use of high-performance computing. In parallel to our gravitational-wave source studies, we also study the formation and evolution of stars and their remnants detectable as gamma-ray, X-ray, and radio pulsar sources in the electromagneticspectrum in a wide range of stellar environments.

Awards and Achievements

  • National Academy of Science