Saturday, January 28, 2017

Prof. Alicia M Sintes wins multiple awards for contributions to LIGO and gravitational waves

Prof. Alicia M Sintes, member of the University of Balearic Islands Relativity and Gravitation Group, has received the "Onda Cero Menorca 2016" award for Science and Research, the "Menorca por la igualdad 2016" award by the PSOE party, and the "Protagonista de la Vida Menorquina' 2016 award in Social Activities by the 'Diari de Menorca' for her teaching, outreach and research activities associated to the first detection of gravitational waves!

University of the Balearic Islands Wins Receives Awards for LIGO Detection

In February of 2016, the Relativity and Gravitation group at the University of the Balearic Islands was awarded the Onda Cero Mallorca 2016 their contribution to the detection of gravitational waves. Then in September, 2016, the group was then awarded the Premi Jaume II To learn more, click here.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Sarah Gossan Chosen as Caltech Garmire Scholar

Sarah Gossan of the LSC was awarded the Caltech Garmire Scholar by Francis Cordova, the director of the NSF.  More details here.  

Gabriela Gonzalez of LSC Featured in Nature's 10

Professor Gabriela Gonzalez was recently featured in Nature's 10, a list of "ten people who mattered this year".  The feature can be found here.

LIGO Engineering Team Wins 2016 Paul F. Forman Team Engineering Excellence Award

On September 7th, 2016, the LIGO Engineering Team was awarded The Optical Society's 2016 Paul F. Forman Team Engineering Excellence Award for the detection of gravitational waves.  A full list of the LIGO Engineering Team winners can be found here

Fred Raab Elected to OSA Fellow

Professor Fred Raab has been elected as a 2017 Fellow of The Optical Society (OSA).  Click here for more details.

Gabriela Gonzalez and LSC Awarded 2017 Bruno Rossi Prize

2017's Bruno Rossi Prize has been awarded to Professor Gabriela Gonzalez and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration for the detection of gravitational waves!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Karan Jani Recognized in Forbes' 30 Under 30

PhD Candidate and LIGO member Karan Jani was featured in the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 list.
Karan Jani

Learn more here.