, Dark Matter Detection
, 3G Detectors
Much of the promise of ground-based gravitational-wave interferometry hangs on reaching high sensitivity near and below 10 Hz, where we expect to find heavy and high-redshift binary mergers. This is a challenging region where quantum, thermodynamic, geophysical, and feedback-control noises pile up. My research interests lie in working to beat down these noises so that LIGO, as well as future detectors like Cosmic Explorer, can be brought to their full sensitivities. Separately, I am interested in applying precision optomechanical techniques to the direct detection of dark matter.