Dr Vaibhav Tiwari
Gravity Exploration Institute
After completing my undergraduate in Aerospace engineering from IIT Kharagpur, I went on to complete master in Physics at the University of South Carolina followed by PhD at the University of Florida. At Florida I was involved in first ever eccentric binary search using excess energy methods, under the guidance of Dr. Sergei Klimenko. As a post-doctoral associate at Cardiff University, I plan to continue the search of gravitational waves from coalescing binaries, under Dr. Stephen Fairhurst.
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I focus on search of gravitational waves in the data obtained from ground based detectors, in particular gravitational waves produced from the merger of compact binary coalescence. I am a member of the LIGO-Virgo collaboration that detected the first gravitational wave signal. My interest lies in gravitational wave astronomy of numbers, i.e. provided multiple signals observed by the detector what can one say about the past state of the universe. This can include understanding the mass and spin distribution of the black holes, understanding the dynamics (or a combination of them) that produced the observed distributions, or any cosmological or astrophysical information that can be interpreted.