Dr. Sweta Shah
Postdoc in the Space Interferometry group
What is your current position at our institute?
I am a postdoc / junior scientist in the Space Interferometer Group.
What is your academic education?
- Ithaca College, NY, USA - BSc in Physics & Mathematics
- Leiden University, The Netherlands - MSc. Astronomy
- Radboud University, The Netherlands - PhD. Gravitational Wave Astrophysics
What were your previous academic positions?
- Satellite Scientist - Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut, The Netherlands
Do you have a favorite figure from a paper you co-authored?
Yes. It's the first figure in the paper describing the first direct detection of gravitational waves (Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger), which you can see on the left.
Please let us know why you chose the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics for your research.
I wanted to learn about LISA and it’s design and bridge the gap between my knowledge of the scientific discovery and how to build a detector to achieve that. AEI happens to be at the centre of the limelight and so I chose the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Hannover.
Read more about Sweta Shah's research at https://www.linkedin.com/in/sweta-shah-42a9699/.