Joseph GiaimeGiame

Professor of Physics

Ph.D., 1995 - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Louisiana State University
Department of Physics & Astronomy
271-A Nicholson Hall, Tower Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-4001
(225) 578-5794-Office, 686-3169-LIGO
jgiaim1@lsu.edu
Personal Home Page

Research Interests

Experimental General Relativity

  • Observatory Head, Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) in Livingston, Louisiana - this is through an agreement with the California Institute of Technology and Louisiana State University.
  • Observations of gravitational waves from astrophysical sources using the Advanced LIGO detector that began operation in fall 2015.

Current and Select Publications

  • D. V. Martynov, E. D. Hall, B. P. Abbott, J. A. Giaime, et. al. Sensitivity of the Advanced LIGO detectors at the beginning of gravitational wave astronomy. Physical Review D, 93(11):112004, Jun 2016. ISSN 2470-0010. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.93.112004.
  • Abbott, B., J. A. Giaime,  et al.(LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration). G
    W150914: the Advanced LIGO detectors in the era of first discoveries. Physical Review Letters, 116(13):131103, Mar 2016. ISSN 0031-9007. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.131103.
  • Abbott, B., J. A. Giaime, et al.(LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration). Observation of gravitational waves from a binary black hole merger. Physical Review Letters, 116(6):061102, Feb 2016.
  • F. Matichard, B. Lantz, R. Mittleman, K. Mason, J. Kissel, B. Abbott, S. Biscans, J. McIver, R. Abbott, S. Abbott, E. Allwine, S. Barnum, J. Birch, C. Celerier, D. Clark, D. Coyne, D. Debra, R. DeRosa, M. Evans, S. Foley, P. Fritschel, J. A. Giaime, C. Gray, G. Grabeel, J. Hanson, C. Hardham, M. Hillard, W. Hua, C. Kucharczyk, M. Landry, A. Le Roux, V. L’huillier, D. Macleod, M. Macinnis, R. Mitchell, B. O’Reilly, D. Ottaway, H. Paris, A. Pele, M. Puma, H. Radkins, C. Ramet, M. Robinson, L. Ruet, P. Sarin, D. Shoemaker, A. Stein, J. Thomas, M. Vargas, K. Venkateswara, J. Warner, and S. Wen. Seismic isolation of Advanced LIGO: Review of strategy, instrumentation and performance. Classical And Quantum Gravity, 32(18):185003, Sep 2015. ISSN 0264-9381. doi: 10.1088/0264-9381/32/18/185003.
  • S. Wen, R. Mittleman, K. Mason, J. Giaime, R. Abbott, J. Kern, B. O’Reilly, R. Bork, M. Hammond, C. Hardham, B. Lantz, W. Hua, D. Coyne, G. Traylor, H. Overmier, T. Evans, J. Hanson, O. Spjeld, M. Macinnis, K. Mailand, D. Ottaway, D. Sellers, K. Carter, and P. Sarin. Hydraulic external pre-isolator system for LIGO. Classical And Quantum Gravity, 31(23):235001, Dec 2014. ISSN 0264-9381. doi: 10.1088/0264-9381/31/23/235001.
  • Ryan DeRosa, Jennifer C. Driggers, Dani Atkinson, Haixing Miao, Valery Frolov, Michael Landry, Joseph A. Giaime, and Rana X. Adhikari. Global feed-forward vibration isolation in a km scale interferometer. Classical And Quantum Gravity, 29(21):215008, Nov 2012. ISSN 0264-9381. doi:10.1088/0264-9381/29/21/215008.