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. 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.

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

Office: Physics 3009

Lab: Physics 1119

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Graduate Students

Ryan Andersen

Ryan Andersen

rande029@ucr.edu
Office: Physics 3010

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We have open positions for graduate students on several hardware and simulation projects beginning in Fall 2022. Please contact jonathan.richardson@ucr.edu to find out more!

Undergraduate Students

Peter Carney

pcarn004@ucr.edu

Expected Graduation Date: June 2024

Tyler Rosauer

trosa002@ucr.edu

Expected Graduation Date: June 2022

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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