The Virgo and LIGO Scientific Collaborations have been observing since November 30, 2016 in the second Advanced Detector Observing Run ‘O2’, searching for gravitational-wave signals, first with the two LIGO detectors, then with both LIGO and Virgo instruments operating together since August 1, 2017. Some promising gravitational-wave candidates have been identified in data from both LIGO and Virgo during our preliminary analysis, and we have shared what we currently know with astronomical observing partners.
The Physics Department at Syracuse University is soliciting applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of gravitational-wave astronomy. Syracuse University is home to a world-class group of faculty, postdocs, and students in this field and is a founding member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. The Syracuse group has strength in astrophysics, detector science, analysis, and computing. We seek candidates from any area that complements or diversifies the group’s research interests in gravitational-wave science.