Gravitational Wave Astrophysics

2017 ~ Present


To work with the Numerical Relativity and LIGO groups at Georgia Tech in simulations and data analysis of sources of gravitational waves, such as the merger of black holes and/or neutron stars.

Issues Involved or Addressed

Numerical simulations of compact object mergers; Signal data analysis; Data visualization; High performance computing.

Methods and Technologies

  • High-performance Computing
  • Distributed Systems
  • Social Networks
  • Cloud Computing
  • Multi-media Web Applications
  • Databases
  • 3D Visualization
  • Graphics
  • User Interface Design

Academic Majors of Interest

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computational Science and Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Preferred Interests and Preparation

PHYS, MATH, CS, CSE, Applied MATH Calculus, Physics, Matlab, Unix, Python

Meeting Schedule & Location



Meeting Location: 

Boggs 1-90 ViZLab

Meeting Day: 


Team Advisors

Dr. Pablo Laguna (PHYS)
Dr. Deirdre Shoemaker (PHYS)