Current Team Members

Marco Cavaglià Marco works on Data Analysis within the LSC Compact Binary Coalescence group and the Burst group, and on Detector Characterization. From January 2012 to March 2017 he served as Assistant Spokesperson of the LSC. He is the past LSC co-chair of the LSC-Virgo Diversity Group and past chair of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration Education and Public Outreach (EPO) group. In 2007-08 Marco was visiting scientist at the Livingston Laboratory for 18 months and again for 3 months in 2015. You may contact him at: cavaglia(at)olemiss.edu.
Marco Cavaglià
Katherine Dooleyy Kate is an Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy and co-leader of the UM-LIGO group. She is an experimental gravitational-wave physicist and has been a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration since 2007. Kate has spent a total of 7 years at the LIGO and GEO600 sites, building and improving the detectors. She is currently developing new instrumentation and experimental techniques to improve the sensitivity of the Advanced LIGO detectors. This includes work in the field of quantum optics for integrating a squeezed light source to the interferometers and in seismic isolation through the design and construction of a tilt-free seismometer. You may contact her at: kldooley(at)olemiss.edu.
Katherine Dooley
Mohammad Afrough Mohammad is a graduate student in physics at the University of Mississippi. He works on experimental techniques to build a suspended seismometer that attenuates the tilt motion in horizontal measurements, and to improve the interferometers' sensitivity to gravitational waves. You may contact him at: mafrough(at)go.olemiss.edu.
Mohammad Afrough
Mohammad Afrough Dripta is a graduate student in physics at the University of Mississippi. He works with Kate on experimental techniques. You may contact her at: dbhattac(at)go.olemiss.edu.
Dripta Bhattacharjee
Mohammad Afrough Kentaro is a graduate student in physics at the University of Mississippi. He works with Marco on theory and data analysis of gravitational waves and gamma ray bursts. Starting in July 2017 he will spend six months at the LIGO Laboratory in Hanford, WA, as a "LSC Fellow". You may contact him at: kmogushi(at)go.olemiss.edu.
Kentaro Mogushi
Daniele Trifirò Daniele is an UM visiting scholar and master's student at the University of Pisa, Italy. He is working with Marco on new methods for data analysis and detector characterization of Advanced LIGO. He is the author of "PCAT", a python-based pipeline built to detect, characterize and classify short-lived noise transients in the LIGO interferometers' auxiliary channels. PCAT is currently running daily on both LIGO interferometers, producing data and daily summaries about the status of the interferometers. You may learn more about PCAT in arXiv:1505.01299.
Daniele Trifiro
Camillo and Olmo Camillo is a Masters student at the University of Pisa. In support of his Masters thesis, Camillo is currently working on the development of a tilt-free seismometer for Advanced LIGO. During Fall 2014 Camilo spent 10 weeks at the LIGO Livingston site working on detector characterization.
Camillo Cocchieri