UMD: A Globally Connected University

Peter Shawhan

Professor
4205B John S. Toll Physics Building
College Park, MD 20742
Work Phone: 
301 405 1580
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My research is done within the context of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, a large group of scientists from many nations who work together in the effort to detect gravitational waves. I work regularly with many colleagues in Europe, and have also visited colleages in Japan and India in the course of my research.

Area of Expertise: 

Searching for gravitational waves coming from massive objects in outer space. Precision measurements using laser interferometry. Scientific data analysis.

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Degrees: 
Ph.D. Physics University of Chicago (1999),M.A. Physics University of Chicago (1992),A.B. Physics major Washington University in St. Louis (1990)