Introduction and Review
LIGO SURF Final Report
I spent the 2017 summer working with Marie Kasprazack, Arnaud Pele, and Adam Mullavey at LIGO Livingston through the Caltech SURF Program. I examined nonlinear angular noise coupling into differential arm length of the LIGO Livingston detector. This could be summarized in the following way: I modeled the change in optical path length in the interferometer cavity arms due to misalignment of the cavity mirrors. I did this through an geometric analysis of the change in path length of a Fabry-Perot cavity (such as LIGO uses).
You can view the final report here directly.
Alternatively, the full directory containing my work that summer can be found here.
I gave a presentation to a conference organized at Sigma Pi Sigma at University of Virginia.
I gave an hour long presentation to the gravity research group at University of Virginia. It specializes on content from my upcoming paper.
I gave a five minute presentation to Society of Physics Students about my research. This was to encourage first year students to get involved in research.
I had the pleasure of presenting my research to a group of first year students who are interested in scientific research. I gave an introduction to my resear...
Here is my upcoming paper describing tests of general relativity using black hole-pulsar binaries if one is found with next generation telescopes.
I spent the 2017 summer working with Marie Kasprazack, Arnaud Pele, and Adam Mullavey at LIGO Livingston through the Caltech SURF Program. I examined nonline...
I presented the results of my research at LIGO from the summer of 2017 at Caltech for the SURF final presentation.
I made this website on 10/21/2018 (though I have retroactively added some materials). I look forward to adding to it in the future!