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Duncan Brown

Duncan Brown

Charles Brightman Professor of
Physics Department

263-1 Physics Building


2004 Doctor of Philosophy in Physics
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
1999 Master of Mathematics
University of Newcastle Upon Tyne

News Articles

Syracuse, Cal State Fullerton Awarded Grant to Enhance Diversity in Astrophysics

Syracuse Physicists among Recipients of Breakthrough, Gruber Prizes

Gravitational Waves Detected 100 Years after Einstein’s Prediction

Syracuse Physicist Named Brightman Endowed Professor

Syracuse Physicist Wins NSF Award to Advance Scientific Cyber-infrastructure

Research Interests

  • Gravitational-wave astronomy and astrophysics.
  • Searching for gravitational waves from compact binary coalesence in data from the LIGO and VIRGO observatories.
  • Numerical relativity and its implications for gravitational wave detection.
  • Third-generation gravitational-wave detectors.
  • High-performance computing

Awards & Professional Honors

  • Research Corporation Scialog Fellow, 2015
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2014
  • Cottrell Scholar, 2010
  • Syracuse University Meredith Teaching Recognition Award, 2010
  • Kavli Frontiers Fellow, 2009
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2008

Selected Publications

Abbott B P et al., Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger, Phys Rev Lett 116 061102 (2016).

Hannam Mark, Brown Duncan A, Fairhurst Stephen, Fryer Chris L, and Harry Ian W, When can gravitational-wave observations distinguish between black holes and neutron stars?, Astrophys J Letters 766 L14 (2013).

Singer Leo P, Cenko S Bradley, Kasliwal Mansi M, Perley Daniel A, Ofek Eran O, Brown Duncan A, et al., Discovery and redshift of an optical afterglow in 71 square degrees iPTF13bxl and GRB 130702A, Astrophys J Letters 776 L34 (2013).

Babak S., Biswas R., Brady P. R., Brown D. A., Cannon K., et al., Searching for gravitational waves from binary coalescence, PhysRev D87 024033 (2013).

Brown Duncan A, Harry Ian, Lundgren Andrew, and Nitz Alexander H, Detecting binary neutron star systems with spin in advanced gravitational-wave detectors, Phys Rev D86 084017 (2012).

Abadie J et al., Search for Gravitational Waves from Low Mass Compact Binary Coalescence in LIGO’s Sixth Science Run and Virgo’s Science Runs 2 and 3, PhysRev D85 082002 (2012).

Duncan Brown's publications on the arxiv pre-print server.