Dr. Sweta Shah

Laser Interferometry and Gravitational Wave Astronomy
Space Interferometry
+49 511 762-12295

Main Focus

Gravitational Waves from low-frequency compact binaries

Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) sources of compact binaries

LISA Instrument characterisation and simulation

GW detectors for space in future for milliHertz band

Outreach in astronomy, gravitational wave physics

Curriculum Vitae

Broad background for 20+ years in (observational) Astronomy, (theoretical) Astrophysics, gravitational wave astrophysics and low-frequency instrument characterisation

LISA Consortium- Astrophysics (2010-2015), LISA Instrumentation (2017-now), DEI Committee (2020-now), Publication & Peer Review Committee (2018-now), LISA VB data analysis (2023-now), GW Space 2050 working group (2022-now)

Virgo GW detector member 2013-2017

Undergraduate degrees in Physics & Mathematics (Cumlaude) Ithaca College, NY, USA

MSc in Astronomy, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands

PhD in Science - The Synergy between Gravitational Wave and Electromagnetic Data of Compact Binaries , IMAPP, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands

GWIC Braccini Thesis Prize (2015) - Nominee and Honorable mention

Special Breakthrough prize in fundamental physics for the detection of GW (2016)

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