Geoffrey Lovelace has accepted our offer to join Jocelyn Read as one of the department's two newest faculty members in the fall.
At CSUF, Geoffrey will be joining our newly formed Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy Center GWPAC and will collaborate with the center's director Josh Smith and newest co-faculty member Jocelyn Read and students along with the center's new computation specialist Joe Areeda to refine the search for gravitational waves to be detected with advanced LIGO. He will begin teaching in the department in the fall.
Geoffrey is a theoretical general relativity physicist specializing in modeling sources of gravitational waves using numerical relativity. He graduated in 2002 with an undergraduate physics degree from the University of Oklahoma, and received his PhD in physics in 2007 from Caltech with Kip Thorne.
One of his recent publications was selected to highlight the cover of Physical Review Letters and was reported in the MSNBC news.
Geoffrey is a member of the Executive Committee of the collaboration for SXS and moderates weekly telecconferences discussing Spectral Einstein Code (SpEC) development.
As a high-school student, Geoffrey was inspired to pursue a career in physics when he first read Kip Thorne's then-new and instantly popular book Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy. He never dreamed Kip would be his PhD advisor, and that the book would start him on a career in gravitational-wave physics.
Welcome aboard, Geoffrey!