Laura Mersini-Houghton, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Mersini-Houghton studies the origin of the universe, dark energy and the quantum physics of black holes.

Quantum Physics Cosmology Black Holes Dark Energy Origins of the Universe

Sergey Klimenko

Professor · University of Florida

Sergey Klimenko’s research interests include gravitational waves, gamma-ray bursts, and as-yet-unknown systems.

Gravitational Waves Astrophysics LIGO Black Holes

Imre Bartos

Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Imre Bartos’ research interests include extreme cosmic explosions related to the formation and evolution of black holes.

Multimessenger Astronomy Astrophysics LIGO Black Holes Gravitational Waves

Stephen Eikenberry

Professor · University of Florida

Stephen Eikenberry’s research interests include black holes, neutron stars, and astronomical instruments.

Black Holes LIGO Astronomy

Sarah Gallagher

Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy · University of Western Ontario

Professor Gallagher's research focuses on investigating the nature of winds from luminous quasars

University Education Physics Education Space Astronomy Astrophysics Black Holes

Guido Mueller

Professor · University of Florida

Guido Mueller’s research interests include quantum optics and detectors for axions and axion-like particles.

Gravitational Waves LIGO Astrophysics

Jonas Mureika

Chair and Professor of Physics · Loyola Marymount University

Seaver College of Science and Engineering

Physics Theoretical Cosmology Particle Physics Theories of Gravitation Teaching

Amber Stuver, PhD

Assistant Professor of Physics | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Amber Stuver, PhD, is an expert in gravitational waves.

Gravity Astrophysics Gravitational Waves Black Holes

Bernard Whiting

Professor · University of Florida

Bernard Whiting’s research interests include theoretical and experimental approaches to the understanding of gravitational waves.

Gravitational Waves Astrophyics LIGO Black Holes

Michael Norman

Director of the San Diego Supercomputer Center and Distinguished Professor of Physics · UC San Diego

Michael Norman is author of over 300 research articles in the diverse areas of astrophysics, including star and galaxy formation.

High-Energy Astro Galaxy Formation Computational Astrophysics Cosmology Star Formation

David Reitze

Professor · University of Florida

David Reitze’s research interests include femtosecond lasers and their interactions with matter gravitational-wave interferometry.

Gravitational Waves LIGO Astrophyics

Alison Coil

Professor · UC San Diego

Alison Coil specializes in observational astrophysics, galaxy evolution, observational cosmology, and large-scale structure

Observational Cosmology Observational Astrophysics Astrophysics Galaxy Evolution

David Burrows

PROFESSOR, Department of Astronomy and Physics · Pennsylvania State University

Expert in high energy astrophysics, focusing on supernova remnants

Physics Telescopes Astronomy Gamma-Ray Burst Afterglows X-ray Instrumentation

Craig Callender

Professor of Philosophy · UC San Diego

Craig Callender specializes in environmental ethics and the philosophy of science, physics, metaphysics and time.

Philosophy of Time Metaphysics Philosophy of Science Ethics Philosophy of Physics

Hai-Ping Cheng

Professor · University of Florida

Hai-Ping Cheng’s research interests include physical phenomena at ultra-small (nano) scale via large-scale computational approach.

Physics LIGO

David Tanner

Distinguished Professor · University of Florida

David Tanner’s research interests include instrumentation for gravitational-wave detection.

Physics LIGO

Guenakh Mitselmakher

Distinguished Professor · University of Florida

Guenakh Mitselmakher’s research interests include experimental particle physics and LIGO experiment for the search of gravitational waves.

Gravitational Waves LIGO Astrophysics

David Bader

Distinguished Professor, Computer Science · New Jersey Institute of Technology

Interests lie at the intersection of data science & high-performance computing, with applications in cybersecurity

Computational Genomics Applications in Cybersecurity Data Science High-Performance Computing Massive-Scale Analytics

James Bullock

Dean, School of Physical Sciences, Professor Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy · UC Irvine

James Bullock studies how galaxies and their constituent dark matter halos have formed and evolved over billions of years of cosmic time.

Dark Matter Star Formation Astronomy Galaxy Dynamics Physics

Megan Donahue

Professor of Astronomy · Michigan State University

Megan Donahue is an expert on AGN feedback in clusters and circumgalactic gas and is now president of the American Astronomical Society.

Galaxy Formation Galaxies Stars