Yr Athro Bernard Schutz
My current position as Director of the Data Innovation Research Institute allows me to expand my previous data science research, where I have been active in areas like the reproducibility of research and user interfaces and workflows. This work draws on my work in gravitational wave detection, where I have worked since the 1980s to develop techniques to aid the recognition of weak signals in large data sets.
I was born and educated in the USA, and came to Cardiff for my first academic teaching position as a lecturer in 1974.
In 1995, then a full professor, I became part time in Cardiff to take a full time position as a director of the new Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) in Potsdam, Germany (http://www.aei.mpg.de/).
I retired from that position in 2014 and returned to Cardiff to help set up the new Data Innovation Institute, one of Cardiff's University Research Institutes.
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- Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales, a member of the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina
- member of the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences, Uppsala
- I have been awarded the Amaldi Gold Medal of the Italian Society for Gravitation and the honorary degree of Doctor of Science by Glasgow University
- Honorary Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society
- Fellow of the International Society for General Relativity and Gravitation
- Fellow of the American Physical Society
- Fellow of the Institute of Physics (UK).
My principal research over the last 40 years has been in the study of the physics and astrophysics of possible gravitational wave sources, including black holes and neutron stars; and in methods of analyzing data from gravitational wave detectors to discover and study gravitational waves.
I am the Principal Investigator responsible for data analysis for the GEO600 collaboration, which is part of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration.
I am also a member of the eLISA Science Team, which guides the development of the ESA mission to place a gravitational wave detector in space. eLISA is currently approved for launch in 2034-6.