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Shane L. Larson

Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Research Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Associate Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA)


Areas of Focus

  • Gravitational wave astrophysics
  • Black holes and relativity
  • Binary star evolution
  • Gravitational dynamics
  • Earth’s climate
  • Public science communication


  • Studying how the evolutionary history of the galaxy is imprinted in the stellar graveyard
  • Learning how gravitational waves can be used to understand the universe that light cannot reveal


  • Member of US LISA (Laser Interferometer Space Antenna) Study Team
  • Member of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) Scientific Collaboration