|Born||1968 (age 52–53)|
|Known for||Interferometric gravitational waves, quantum measurement|
|Awards||2013 Joseph F. Keithley Award For Advances in Measurement Science, MacArthur Fellows|
|Fields||Astrophysics and Quantum Physics|
|Institutions||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|Thesis||Alignment issues in laser interferometric gravitational-wave detectors (1997)|
|Doctoral advisor||Rainer Weiss|
Nergis Mavalvala (born 1968) is a Pakistani-American astrophysicist known for her role in the first observation of gravitational waves. She is the Curtis and Kathleen Marble Professor of Astrophysics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she is also the Associate Head of the Department of Physics. She was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 2010.
Mavalvala is best known for her work on the detection of gravitational waves in the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) project.
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- "Gravitational wave researcher succeeds by being herself". ScienceMag - AAAS. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
- "Nergis Mavalvala - MIT Department of Physics". Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
- "Nergis Mavalvala - MacArthur Foundation". MacArthur Foundation. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
- "Nergis Mavalvala and Five Exceptional Stories Of Women In STEM". AutoStraddle. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
- "MIT Kavli Institute Directory - MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research". Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
- "Making waves". The Hindu. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Nergis Mavalvala - MIT Department of Physics
- Nergis Mavalvala - MacArthur Foundation
- 2013 Joseph F. Keithley Award for Advances in Measurement Science Recipient
- Nergis Mavalvala at the Mathematics Genealogy Project