Faculty Experts

Duncan Brown

Charles Brightman Professor of Physics

Research Interests
Gravitational-wave astronomy and astrophysics.
Searching for gravitational waves from compact binary coalesence in data from the LIGO and VIRGO observatories.
Numerical relativity and its implications for gravitational wave detection.
Third-generation gravitational-wave detectors.
High-performance computing

Awards & Professional Honors
Research Corporation Scialog Fellow, 2015
Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2014
Cottrell Scholar, 2010
Syracuse University Meredith Teaching Recognition Award, 2010
Kavli Frontiers Fellow, 2009
National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2008

Selected Publications
Abbott B P et al., Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger, Phys Rev Lett 116 061102 (2016).
Hannam Mark, Brown Duncan A, Fairhurst Stephen, Fryer Chris L, and Harry Ian W, When can gravitational-wave observations distinguish between black holes and neutron stars?, Astrophys J Letters 766 L14 (2013).

Singer Leo P, Cenko S Bradley, Kasliwal Mansi M, Perley Daniel A, Ofek Eran O, Brown Duncan A, et al., Discovery and redshift of an optical afterglow in 71 square degrees iPTF13bxl and GRB 130702A, Astrophys J Letters 776 L34 (2013).

Babak S., Biswas R., Brady P. R., Brown D. A., Cannon K., et al., Searching for gravitational waves from binary coalescence, PhysRev D87 024033 (2013).

Brown Duncan A, Harry Ian, Lundgren Andrew, and Nitz Alexander H, Detecting binary neutron star systems with spin in advanced gravitational-wave detectors, Phys Rev D86 084017 (2012).

Abadie J et al., Search for Gravitational Waves from Low Mass Compact Binary Coalescence in LIGO’s Sixth Science Run and Virgo’s Science Runs 2 and 3, PhysRev D85 082002 (2012).