Dr. Lucy M. Thomas

 Gravitational Wave Astrophysicist

About Me

Hello! I am Lucy Thomas (she/her), a postdoctoral researcher in the LIGO Lab at California Institute of Technology (Caltech).  I completed my PhD studies at the Institute for Gravitational Wave Astronomy,  University of Birmingham in the UK in 2023. Before that I completed my MSc in Physics at King's College London, and my undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, both in the UK.

My research focuses on waveform models of gravitational wave signals from compact binary coalescences, with an emphasis on acceleration techniques using machine learning. I am also a member of the LIGO-Virgo-Kagra (LVK) collaboration, and my research uses models and data analysis techniques to analyse real signals in LVK data. You can read more about my research here, see my publications here, and view or download my CV here.

For details of public outreach activities I have been involved in, see here.

Outside of research, I love to sing. I am also a keen cook, and love travelling. 

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Image credit for header: SXS Collaboration