Andrews Speaks 002: Tiffany Summerscales & LIGO
Tiffany Summerscales shares about her research on gravitational waves
In this episode Dr. Tiffany Summerscales shares about her research on gravitational waves, which Einstein predicted in his general theory of relativity. This interview took place in late November 2017.
Tiffany is a professor of physics at Andrews University, where she began teaching in 2006. She is currently a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC), LIGO being an acronym for the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory. Tiffany currently works on projects involving LIGO detector characterization and the problem of extracting gravitational wave information from a network of detectors.
SHOW NOTES & RELATED LINKS
- Andrews Professor Helps Find Gravitational Waves (Becky St. Clair, AU Agenda, Feb 11, 2016)
- Summerscales Part of Nobel Prize Winning Research (Stephen Payne, AU Agenda, Oct 4, 2017)
- AU LIGO
- 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics (Press Release)
- LIGO Scientific Collaboration
- LIGO Virgo YouTube
- Living LIGO Blog
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Theme Music: “Onward” by Podington Bear (Free Music Archive)
Interviewer: Jeff Boyd, Office of Research & Creative Scholarship
Sound Engineer: Jeff Smith, WAUS 90.7 FM
Producer: Jeff Boyd
Executive Producer: Gillian Sanner, Integrated Marketing & Communication
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