EXPERIMENTAL GRAVITATIONAL & COSMOLOGICAL PHYSICS
THE RICHARDSON LAB
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. 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 2017-2021. Jonathan is a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and is the thermal compensation system lead for the Cosmic Explorer Project, the next-generation of U.S.-based gravitational wave detectors.