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Duncan Brown

Duncan Brown


Charles Brightman Endowed Professor of Physics
Physics Department

dabrown@syr.edu

263-1 Physics Building
315.443.5993


Education

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

  • Soares Santos M et al., The Electromagnetic Counterpart of the Binary Neutron Star Merger LIGO/Virgo GW170817. I. Dark Energy Camera Discovery of the Optical Counterpart, Astrophys J 848 L16 (2017)
  • Cowperthwaite P S et al., The Electromagnetic Counterpart of the Binary Neutron Star Merger LIGO/VIRGO GW170817. II. UV, Optical, and Near-IR Light Curves and Comparison to Kilonova Models, Astrophys J 848 L17 (2017) 
  • Abbott B P et al., Multi-messenger Observations of a Binary Neutron Star Merger, Astrophys J 848 L12 (2017)
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    bbott B P et al., Gravitational Waves and Gamma-rays from a Binary Neutron Star Merger: GW170817 and GRB 170817A, Astrophys J 848 L13 (2017)

  • Abbott Benjamin P et al., GW170817: Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Neutron Star Inspiral, Phys Rev Lett 119 161101 (2017)
  • Abbott Benjamin P et al., GW170814: A Three-Detector Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Coalescence, Phys Rev Lett 119 141101 (2017)
  • Abbott Benjamin P et al., GW170104: Observation of a 50-Solar-Mass Binary Black Hole Coalescence at Redshift 0.2, Phys Rev Lett 118 221101 (2017)
  • Abbott Benjamin P et al., The basic physics of the binary black hole merger GW150914, Annalen Phys (2016)
  • Abbott B P et al., GW151226: Observation of Gravitational Waves from a 22-Solar-Mass Binary Black Hole Coalescence, Phys Rev Lett 116 241103 (2016)
  • Abbott B P et al., GW150914: First results from the search for binary black hole coalescence with Advanced LIGO, Phys Rev D93 122003 (2016)
  • 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?, AstrophysJ 766 L14 (2013)