Speaker: Sarah Vigeland (Nanograv/UWM)
Host: Prof. Surabhi Sachdev, Prof. Tamara Bogdanovic
Title: Searching for a Gravitational Wave Background with Pulsar Timing Arrays
Bio: Sarah Vigeland is a gravitational wave astrophysicist whose work focuses on detecting gravitational waves with pulsar timing arrays. She is a member of the NANOGrav Collaboration, and currently serves as chair of the Gravitational Wave Detection Working Group. She earned her Ph.D. from MIT in 2012, and did postdocs at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee before joining the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as an assistant professor in 2019.
Date:Monday, October 30, 2023 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Marcus Nanotechnology Bldg. Room: 1116-1118