CRA and School of Physics student Sudarshan Ghonge has been awarded the 2021 Gil Amelio Award for excellence in research by a graduate student.
Sudarshan is a 5th year graduate student, working with Professor Laura Cadonati on gravitational wave astrophysics with LIGO. His research is focused on tests of general relativity and the connection between astrophysics and nuclear physics, by studying the signals from collisions of pairs of black holes and neutron stars.
Time-frequency heat map of the gravitational wave signals from the first gravitational transient catalog (GWTC-1). Each panel in this poster represents one of the 11 gravitational wave events detected by the LIGO and Virgo detectors in their first and second observing runs from 2015 to 2017.