I am interested in using Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo to observe
compact binary coalescences and using these observations to make
inferences about the underlying physics of the most compact objects seen
in nature. I would like to work on developing and improving the
software that is used to observe these sources. I would like to explore
what science could be extracted both with single observations and with a
large population of gravitational-wave signals. I am also interested in
the potential for conducting "multi-messenger astronomy" where
coincident information from gravitational wave and electromagnetic
observations are used to better understand the sources being observed.List of publicationsShort author publications:
“Investigating the effect of precession on searches for
neutron-star-black-hole binaries with Advanced LIGO” I. Harry, A. Nitz,
D. Brown, A. Lundgren, E. Ochsner, D. Keppel. Phys.Rev. D89 (2014)
• “Accuracy of gravitational waveform models for observing
neutron-star–black-hole binaries in Advanced LIGO” A. Nitz, A. Lundgren,
D. Brown, E. Ochsner, D. Keppel, I. Harry. Phys.Rev. D88 (2013) 124039
“When can gravitational-wave observations distinguish between black
holes and neutron stars?” M. Hannam, D. Brown, S. Fairhurst, C. Fryer
and I. Harry. Astrophys.J. 766 (2013) L14
• “Detecting binary neutron
star systems with spin in advanced gravitational-wave detectors.” D.
Brown, I. Harry, A. Lundgren and A. Nitz. Phys.Rev. D86 (2012) 084017
• “Searching for gravitational waves from binary coalescence” S. Babak, ...., I. Harry et al.. Phys.Rev. D87 (2013) 024033
“A coherent triggered search for single spin compact binary
coalescences in gravitational wave data.” I. Harry and S. Fairhurst.
Phys.Rev. D83 (2011) 084002
• “A targeted coherent search for
gravitational waves from compact binary coalescences.” I. Harry and S.
Fairhurst. Phys.Rev. D83 (2011) 084002
• “A Stochastic template
placement algorithm for gravitational wave data analysis.”. I. Harry,
B.Allen and B.S. Sathyaprakash. Phys.Rev.D80:104014,2009
banks to search for compact binaries with spinning components in
gravitational wave data.”. C Van Den Broeck, D. Brown, T. Cokelear, I.
Harry, G. Jones, B.S. Sathyaprakash, H. Tagoshi, H. Takahashi.
• “The Mock LISA Data Challenges: From
Challenge 1B to Challenge 3.” S. Babak, ...., I. Harry et al..
• “A Hierarchical search for gravitational waves from supermassive black hole binary mergers.”. I.Harry, S.Fairhurst, B.S. Sathyaprakash. Class.Quant.Grav.25:184027,2008.LSC-Virgo publications:
a member of the LIGO scientific collaboration my name has appeared on
many papers published with the full LIGO author list. Here I list the
papers to which I have a made a significant contribution.
NINJA-2 project: Detecting and characterizing gravitational waveform s
modelled using numerical binary black hole simulations.”J. Aasi et al..
Class.Quant.Grav. 31 (2014) 115004. I am the corresponding author on
• “Search for gravitational waves associated with
gamma-ray bursts detected by the InterPlane- tary Network” J. Aasi et
al.. Phys.Rev.Lett. 113 (2014) 011102
• “Search for gravitational
waves associated with gamma-ray bursts during LIGO science run 6 and
Virgo science runs 2 and 3” J.Abadie et al.. Astrophys. J. 760 (2012) 12
“Search for Gravitational Waves from Low Mass Compact Binary
Coalescence in LIGO’s Sixth Science Run and Virgo’s Science Runs 2 and
3”. J.Abadie et al.. Phys. Rev D85 (2012) 082002
• “Search for Gravitational Waves from Compact Binary Coalescence in LIGO and Virgo Data from S5 and VSR1”. J.Abadie et al. Phys.Rev.D82:102001:2010
• “Search for gravitational-wave inspiral signals associated with short Gamma-Ray Bursts during LIGO’s fifth and Virgo’s first science run”. J.Abadie et al. Astrophys.J.:715:1453:2010
• “Search for Gravitational Waves from Low Mass Compact Binary Coalescence in 186 Days of LIGO’s fifth Science Run”. B.Abbott et al. Phys.Rev.D80:047101,2009Papers in preparation:
“A search for gravitational waves associated with short gamma-ray
bursts” A. R. Williamson, S. Fairhurst, I. Harry, E. Macdonald, D.
Macleod, V. Predoi, P. Sutton.
• “Prospects for joint gravitational
wave and gamma-ray burst observations” J. Clark, H. Evans, S. Fairhurst,
I. Harry, E. Macdonald, D. Macleod, P. Sutton, A. Williamson.
fully-coherent all-sky search for gravitational-waves from compact
binary coalescences” S. Fairhurst, I. Harry, E. Macdonald, D. Macleod,
V. Predoi, P. Sutton, A. R. Williamson.
• “Improvement of Search
Method for Gravitational-Waves Associated with Short Gamma-Ray Bursts
using Machine Learning Techniques” K. Kim, Y-M. Kim, H.K. Lee, J. Oh, S.
H. Oh, E.Son, I. Harry and K. Hodge.
You can find a list of all my publications (including all LVC publications) on INSPIRE
and in the ADS database
I am a post-doctoral research associate at the AEI-Potsdam. I did my PhD
in Cardiff, UK under Stephen Fairhurst and B.S. Sathyaprakash, which
was focused on searching for compact binary coalescences in data from
initial LIGO and Virgo. I then did a 3-year postdoc at Syracuse under Duncan Brown and Peter Saulson before moving to Potsdam.