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I am a physicist doing research related to gravitational waves. These waves are "ripples" of space-time curvature, predicted by Albert Einstein in 1915. Up till now, these waves have not been detected directly --- there exist only indirect evidence. However, many scientists (including myself) believe that they will soon be detected.

Moreover, in the decades to come, we are going to build detectors with higher sensitivity, and use gravitational waves as a routine tool to probe the universe and to explore fundamental physics.

In our effort to build better detectors, we encounter the quantization of light (first discovered by Max Planck), as well as macroscopic objects.

My research group at the Max-Planck-Institut fuer Gravitationsphysik (Albert-Einstein-Institut) is supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, through the Sofja Kovalevskaja Programme.

I am also a Visiting Associate at the Theoretical Astrophysics Group of the California Institute of Technology, in Pasadena, California. I will move there in November 2007, as an Assistant Professor.

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