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Precision Interferometric Measurements: The Challenge for Gravitational Wave Observatories

Event Details

Event Dates: 

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 2:00pm

Seminar Location: 

  • JILA Auditorium

Speaker Name(s): 

Sheila Rowan

Speaker Affiliation(s): 

University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Seminar Type/Subject

Scientific Seminar Type: 

  • JILA Public Seminar

Event Details & Abstract: 

Sheila Rowan is an experimental physicist, and since 2009, Director of the Institute for Gravitational Research in the School of Physics and Astronomy in the University of Glasgow in the UK. She received her BSc (1991) and PhD (1995) in the field of gravitational wave instrumentation from the University of Glasgow.  She was awarded a Leverhulme Prize for Astronomy and Astrophysics in 2005, elected to Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2008, was awarded Fellowship of the American Physical Society in 2012 and received the Hoyle  Medal and Prize of the UK Institute of Physics in 2016 for her research "pioneering aspects of the technology of gravitational wave observatories".

Most recently (2018) she was elected to membership in the Royal Society (the Royal Society of London).

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