The LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to in LIGO instrument and data characterization. The responsibilities include diagnosing the LIGO detectors’ non-astrophysical transients as well as noise in the frequency domain to improve the reach to astrophysical sources like collisions of black holes and neutron stars. The research will be carried out as a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration at LSU, involved in the “Detector Characterization” working group. Open until filled.
LSU's gravity research group includes a large group of experimental faculty (Thomas Corbitt, Joseph Giaime, Gabriela González) and a number of postdocs and students. We interact closely with LSU faculty in astrophysics, theoretical gravity, and quantum information, as well as with scientists at the LIGO Livingston Observatory (LLO). We are active in data analysis and diagnostics of the LIGO detectors, and in the development of technology for next-generation detector. We have contributed to the improved sensitivity of Advanced LIGO instruments that enabled the current era of gravitational waves astronomy. Since our campus is only 42km from LLO, we also play an important role in the day-to-day detector commissioning and characterization.
Please email any questions to Gabriela Gonzalez, gonzalez(at)lsu.edu.