Students Thomas Abbott, Cinthia Padilla, and Jacqueline Lee presented their gravitational-wave research at the APS meeting in Anaheim that took place May 30th to April 3rd.

Physics students at posterPhysics students at posterThe group is part of Josh Smith's laboratory pursuing research related to gravitational-wave detection with LIGO. 

Thomas gave a contributed talk on "Reducing the effects of noise transients in gravitational-wave searches."

Cinthia and Jacqueline presented posters on, respectively, "Identifying electromagnetic transients related to gravitational-wave emission," and "Gravitational-Wave Directed Multi-Messenger Astronomy: EM Follow-up."

Josh gave an invited talk entitled "Exploring the transient universe with gravitational waves."

Additional details and their presentation abstracts are available on the APS meeting website.

This work is supported by NSF award 0970147. Cinthia Padilla and Jacqueline Lee are supported by Lois Stokes Alliance For Minority Participation (LSAMP) research grants and their travel to this meeting is funded by an award from the APS Topical Group on Gravitation.