LAAC: LSC Academic Advisory Committee

The space for students and postdocs of the LSC

Here you can find:

LAAC helps students and postdocs to learn more about LVC, find useful information and collaborate. You can find more detailed information about us on this page

Your LAAC

March 2021 LVK meeting information

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LSC mentoring program

LSC mentoring program

Find a mentor, become a mentor

Educational Resources

Educational Resources

Collection of talks, lectures, and other resources

Job postings

Job postings

Current jobs

LVK posters

LVK posters

Poster session on the upcoming meeting

LVK social events

LVK social events

Social events on the LVK meetings

LVK tutorials

LVK tutorials

Tutorials on the LVK meetings

Undergraduate Resources

Undergraduate Resources

Undergrad summer research opportunities

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What do LSC/LVC/LVK mean?
  • LSC stands for LIGO Scientific Collaboration, and it’s a group of scientist working on LIGO detectors. LVC is an old acronym for a collaboration of LSC and Virgo Collaboration. Since 2019 KAGRA joined the collaboration, so the new joint name is LVK (LSC + Virgo + KAGRA).
  1. What is the relation of LAAC to LSC & LVK?
  • LAAC is the LSC committee. However, on the LVK meetings we welcome everyone to the LAAC events.
  1. What can LAAC help me with?
  • You can address us with any question about your academic life, and we would help you find the information or connect to a person.
  1. What is the job of a LAAC member?
  • We meet twice a month on a telecon to discuss current projects.
  • We organize poster sparkler sessions, tutorials and social events for LVK meetings.
  • We provide various information either in direct response to questions, or when it is of a general interest.
Would you like to join the LAAC team? (click for details)

The members serve for two years, with elections held every year.

What will be your responsibilities as a member?

What you have to do:

  • You meet with the rest of the LAAC team regularly and bring the perspective of your representation into the committee.
  • You contribute to planning events and tutorials and to distribute material for information and education.

What you don’t have to do:

  • You don’t need to know a great deal about the LSC (although this is a great way to learn).
  • You don’t have to speak for your representation group (e.g. PhD students) in an ‘I know all of their opinions’ kind of way.
  • If you are likely to finish your PhD before the end of this two-year term: no problem!

If you are enthusiastic, like organising and would like to help make our scientific environment more student friendly, this is the right job for you! It also can give you an interesting view behind the scenes of the LSC - and of course it is a great addition to your CV.

Members of the LAAC

Elected Members

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Anamaria Effler

Senior member

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Anna Green

Postdoc representative

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Graeme Ian McGhee

Graduate student representative

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Huy-Tuong Cao

Postdoc representative

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John Veitch

Senior member

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Mikhail Korobko

Graduate student representative

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Paul Fulda

Co-Chair

Ex-Officio Members

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Albert Lazzarini

LIGO Lab Deputy Director

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David Reitze

LIGO Lab Executive Director

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Patrick Brady

LSC Collaboration Spokesperson

Past Members

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Carl-Johan Haster

Postdoc representative

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Kate Dooley

Co-Chair

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Marco Cavaglia

Senior member

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Nicola De Lillo

Graduate student representative

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Nutsinee Kijbunchoo

Graduate student representative

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Odylio Aguiar

Senior Member

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Vaishali Adya

Postdoc representative

Contact

If you email to this list, only the elected LAAC members and the spokesperson will receive it.