Principles of Gravitational-Wave Detection
Trinity University, June 5-7, 2019
Host and Mentor:
Dennis Ugolini earned his BS in Physics from Caltech and his PhD from Stanford University, working on physics of the eta meson under Nobel Laureate Martin Perl. He then switched fields from particles to gravitational wave interferometry, first as a postdoctoral researcher at the Caltech 40-Meter Prototype Laboratory and then as a faculty member at Trinity University. He has been a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration for 19 years, working on characterizing and eliminating the noise contribution from mobile surface charge on LIGO optics. Along with Dr. Antje Bergmann of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, he developed the LIGO analogy experiments used in this laboratory immersion.
Dennis Ugolini, Professor and Department Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Trinity University, One Trinity Place, San Antonio, TX 78212. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: (210) 999-7890.
Please note that the Jonathan F. Reichert Foundation has established a grant program to help purchase apparatus used in Laboratory Immersions. Limitations and exclusions apply, but generally speaking the foundation may support up to 40% of the cost of the required equipment. FPGAs are likely excluded; however, apparatus controlled by an FPGA might be supported.