Dr Vivien Raymond
Gravitational Physics Group
As a gravitational-wave astrophysicist, I use gravitational-wave observations to study the universe. This new way to look at the world around us was pioneered in 2015, with the LIGO-Virgo Collaboration's detection of the Binary Black Hole merger GW150914.
I am a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, and I specialise in the astrophysical interpretation of gravitational-wave observations. My work includes charaterizing the detected binary black holes and binary neutron stars (such as GW170817), and planning for the future (surprise) discoveries of transient gravitational-wave astronomy.
My research focus is in gravitational-wave astrophysics. I am especially interested in:
- Astronomy: Transient gravitational-wave observations. In particular with the LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) and Virgo interferometer network and jointly with Electromagnetic or Neutrino counterparts.
- Experimental physics: Optimized experimental design of future detectors. Holistic modeling for gravitational-wave observatories.
- Astrophysics: Understanding gravitational sources with parameter estimation using Bayesian Methods. Inference of universal properties using multiple events.