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Gabriela González


Gabriela González is a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Louisiana State University, which is only 30 miles away from one of two gravitational wave detectors of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) project, where she served as the spokesperson for the LIGO Scientific Collaboration from 2011 to 2017. González has published several papers on Brownian motion as a limit to the sensitivity of gravitational-wave detectors, and with her strong background in data analysis for gravitational-wave astronomy, she searches for the waves produced by binary systems of compact stars in the last orbits of their cosmic dance, before they coalesce into single black holes. González was elected to membership in the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 2017 and was named 2019 SEC Professor of the Year. She earned her Ph.D. from Syracuse University.

Past Programs Featuring Gabriela González

Friday, June 3, 2016 | 9:15 am - 12:15 pm
Sunday, May 31, 2015 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, May 30, 2015 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm