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Tanner Prestegard

PAN 317 (office), 626-2789
prestegard @ • vitae

Summary of Interests
Gravitational waves, cosmology

About My Work

My graduate research is in experimental gravitational-wave cosmology, as a part of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) project, which has the goal of directly detecting gravitational waves. I am a part of the stochastic group of LIGO, which focuses on detecting a stochastic gravitational-wave background (SGWB) in the universe (analogous to the electromagnetic cosmic microwave background).

Selected Publications

B. P. Abbott et al. (LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration), All-sky search for long-duration gravitational wave transients with LIGO, Phys. Rev. D 93, 042005 (2016)

E. Vangioni, K.A. Olive, T. Prestegard, et al., The impact of star formation and gamma-ray burst rates at high redshift on cosmic chemical evolution and reionization, MNRAS 447 (3) , 2575 (2015)

T. Prestegard, E. Thrane, et. al, Identification of noise artifacts in searches for long-duration gravitational-wave transients, Class. Quantum Grav. 29, 095018 (2012) [abstract]

E. Thrane, S. Kandhasamy, C.D. Ott, et al., Long gravitational-wave transients and associated detection strategies for a network of terrestrial interferometers, Phys. Rev. D 83, 083004 (2011) [abstract]


B.S. Physics, University of Minnesota, 2010.