SEAN T. McWILLIAMS

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

MORGANTOWN, WV 26506

 

MCWILLIAMS GRAVITATIONAL-WAVE ASTRONOMY GROUP


CURRENT MEMBERS (WITH PROJECT DESCRIPTION):


POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS

  1. -Paul Baker (LIGO data analysis of eccentric binaries, NANOGrav global pipeline development)

  2. -Michal Pirog (relativistic hydrodynamics, self-gravitating black-hole accretion disks)


GRADUATE STUDENTS

  1. -Belinda Cheeseboro (LIGO data analysis of eccentric binaries using unmodeled methods)

  2. -Ashok Choudhary (nonlinear memory, GRMHD/GRFFE simulations and visualizations)

  3. -Andrew Kaiser (GW data analysis, NANOGrav pipeline development)

  4. -Tyler Knowles (co-advised with Zach Etienne, optimization of LIGO waveform models)

  5. -Amber Lenon (LIGO data analysis of eccentric binaries using existing and developing waveforms)

  6. -Siddharth Mahesh (top secret next-generation waveform development, circumbinary disk dynamics)

  7. -Patrick Nelson (highly eccentric numerical simulations/waveform modeling)


UNDERGRADUATES

  1. -Kenneth Sible (numerical relativity)


FORMER MEMBERS:


POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS

  1. -Eliu Huerta (now a staff scientist at NCSA/UIUC)

  2. -Fan Zhang (now a professor at Beijing Normal University)


UNDERGRADUATES

  1. -Trey McNeely (now a graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University)

  2. -Kai Sheng Tai (co-supervised with Frans Pretorius at Princeton, now a graduate student at Stanford)