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Dr Vivien Raymond

Dr Vivien Raymond

Gravity Exploration Institute

School of Physics and Astronomy

+44 (0) 29 2068 8915
N/1.15, Queen's Buildings - North Building, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA
Available for postgraduate supervision

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.