Joshua Smith joined the physics faculty at California State University Fullerton in January 2010. Prior to that he was a postdoctoral research associate at Syracuse University in central New York. He graduated from the University of Hannover (Germany) with a PhD in Physics in 2006 for research at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics / Albert Einstein Institute in the field of gravitational-wave detection.
As a faculty member, Joshua is active in both teaching and experimental research. His research is directed toward gravitational-wave astronomy with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO). He is the PI of the CSUF gravitational-wave group, which is a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration.
Smith was born in Indian Lake, a small town in the Adirondack mountains of upstate New York. He is married to Felicitas Smith.
Dr. Joshua R. Smith
Assistant Professor of Physics
California State University, Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92831