My Journey as a Gravitational-Wave Detector Experimenter

Being from Santa Ana and living all over Orange County, I’m no stranger to catching waves from a good swell, but all those days at the beach never prepared me for the wave of excitement generated by the first direct detection of gravitational waves.

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) detected ripples in space-time created by two black holes smashing into each at near light speeds on Sept. 14, 2015. At the time of the discovery, I was in New York working on advancing LIGO technology at Syracuse University. Continue reading in the Orange County Register. 

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