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Peter Shawhan

4205B John S. Toll Physics Building
College Park, MD 20742
Work Phone: 
301 405 1580
Expert Credentials: 

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.

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