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Ezra
Tomoki
Michael
Scott



Nelson Christensen
(Professor of Physics)
http://www.people.carleton.edu/~nchriste/nelsonhome.html

My PhD research at M.I.T. was on the experimental development of laser interferometric gravitational radiation detectors, with an emphasis of using these antennas to measure cosmologically produced radiation. Since completing my PhD I have done research on medical imaging/NMR/PET, atom trapping, high energy physics, laser physics/non-linear optics, and gravitational radiation.  

As part of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, I have led research on: detector characterization for LIGO; studies of noise correlated with interferometer output, and the development of vetoes for binary inspiral search. Studied issues concerning the alignment of laser interferometric gravitational radiation detectors, with an emphasis on using these antennas to measure cosmologically produced radiation. I have also recently investigated the application of Bayesian statistical techniques to gravitation radiation data analysis. Also developing an MCMC code for pulsar searches. 

Nelson Christensen
Nelson (L), Arjendu (R)

Marie-Anne Bizouard
(Research Associate)

Marie-Anne Bizouard
Bruce S. Duffy
(Technical Assistant in Physics and Astronomy)

Bruce Duffy
David Miller
(Class of 2013)
I work on a variety of things. I characterized outlier frequencies using Fscan and coherence for S5 and S6. I am comparing the utilities and efficacy of STAMP versus NoEMi on the one-arm-test data. I also am examining different high-energy telescopes for best observing X-ray afterglows of short gamma-ray bursts.
Ezra Tucher
Tomoki Isogai
(Class of 2010)
Project description coming soon.
Tomoki Isogai
Michael Coughlin
(Class of 2012)
I work on many projects, including developing and maintaining the Fscan Line Mining algorithm. A link to the paper can be found here . Another project involves work on the Homestake Pipeline, and a link to the paper can be found here. My final project involves work on the Intermediate Pipeline.
Michael Coughlin
Scott Coughlin
(Class of 2014)
Project description coming soon.
Scott Coughlin


Nelson Christensen, nchriste@carleton.edu
Marie-Anne Bizouard, mbizouar@carleton.edu
Bruce Duffy, bduffy@carleton.edu
Ezra Tucker, tuckere@carleton.edu
Tomoki Isogai, isogait@carleton.edu
Michael Coughlin, coughlim@carleton.edu
Scott Coughlin, scott.coughlin@ligo.org

This work is supported by NSF Grant PHY-0553422