Laura Cadonati
Professor of Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology
Dr. Laura Cadonati is Professor in the School of Physics and the Center for Relativistic Astrophysics (CRA) at Georgia Tech, in Atlanta. Her research interests include gravitational waves and particle astrophysics, with focus on the detection, characterization and astrophysical interpretation of short-duration gravitational wave signals that are produced by cataclysmic astrophysical events such as the collisions of black holes or core collapse supernovae.  She is a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) since 2002, and a past member of the Borexino solar neutrino collaboration. Dr. Cadonati was recently deputy spokesperson for the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, and past chair of the LIGO Data Analysis Council. She received her undergraduate degree in Italy, with a Laurea in Physics at the University of Milano, and holds a Ph.D. in Physics from Princeton University. She is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), has chaired the APS Division of Gravity, and was awarded an NSF Career Award and the 2018 GeorgiaTech outstanding faculty research author award.