Dinner with LIGO
Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory
Keynote: Dr. Jeff Kissel
When: Tuesday, January 19th, 2017 starting at 6:00 pm
Where: Red Lion Hanford House, 802 George Washington Way, Richland WA
Price: $20 for ANS-EWS members, 22$ for non members
Summary of the Professional Seminar
Learn about the physics of neutron stars.
The keynote speaker at this ANS-EWS dinner is Dr. Jess Kissel.
Jeff Kissel is the Controls Engineer at the LIGO Hanford Observatory. Born and raised an experimental physicist, he received is Bachelors in Astrophysics from Pennsylvania State University in 2005, followed by a doctorate in Physics from the Louisiana State University in 2010 with a focus on "Calibration of the Initial LIGO detectors and the control design of the Advanced LIGO seismic isolation systems." As a post-doctoral research fellow at MIT from 2010 to 2013, he continued to expand his role in LIGO's control systems designing the Advanced LIGO optic suspension’s local damping systems and orchestrating the testing and commissioning of those systems during the 3 year detector upgrade. Now at the LIGO Hanford Observatory as a core member of the detector's engineering team, he is responsible for the commissioning, maintenance, and understanding of the detector’s entire global control system, among all of its underlying details including but not limited to that from his previous work. He looks forward to many more gravitational wave detections!