Gravitational waves are tiny ripples in the fabric of spacetime that are generated during cataclysmic events in the universe. These include the collision of massive, stellar corpses such as black holes and neutron stars.
Dr Paul Lasky’s research focuses on the astrophysics of these phenomena. He is a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration that announced the first detection of gravitational waves this year, and he works with the Pulsar Timing Arrays to search for these waves from the heaviest black holes in the universe. Through these observations Paul is hoping to inform our understanding of the universe during its earliest phases.
Paul has a strong track record of community engagement across radio, newspapers, online publications and public lectures. He has also actively visited school groups across a broad range of ages.