EXPERIMENTAL GRAVITATIONAL & COSMOLOGICAL PHYSICS

THE RICHARDSON LAB

Principal Investigator

Jonathan Richardson

Assistant Professor of Physics

Jonathan's research interests are in precision tests of gravity, observational cosmology, and experimentally probing the nature of black holes. In support of these goals, his group's work is aimed at overcoming major technological limitations in gravitational wave detection. He is a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the thermal compensation system lead for the Cosmic Explorer Project. Jonathan received a B.S. in Astronomy & Physics from Yale University in 2011 and a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the University of Chicago in 2016. He was a LIGO Laboratory postdoctoral scholar at the California Institute of Technology from 2017 to 2021.

jonathan.richardson@ucr.edu
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+1) 951-827-5764

Office: Physics 3009

Lab: Physics 1119

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Postdoctoral Scholars

Huy Tuong Cao

huytuonc@ucr.edu
Office: Physics 3008-S

Graduate Students

Ryan Andersen

Ryan Andersen

rande029@ucr.edu
Office: Physics 3010

Pooyan Goodarzi

Tyler Rosauer

trosa002@ucr.edu

Undergraduate Students

Peter Carney

pcarn004@ucr.edu

Expected Graduation Date: June 2024

Shane Levin

slevi018@ucr.edu

Expected Graduation Date: June 2025

Aiden Wilkin

awilk012@ucr.edu

Expected Graduation Date: June 2024

Affiliates

Barry Barish

Barry Barish

Distinguished Professor of Physics

barry.barish@ucr.edu

Office: Physics 3011

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Vagelis Papalexakis

Vagelis Papalexakis

Associate Professor of Computer Science & Engineering

epapalex@cs.ucr.edu

Office: Multidisciplinary Research 3132

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