Lectures by Jess

Lecture on gravitational wave interferometers and discoveries - Caltech, December 2018

Jess gave a lecture to the Astronomical Measurements and Instrumentation (Ay122a) graduate class covering the LIGO detectors, detector noise characteristics, the global detector network, gravitational wave data analysis methods, and recent results at Caltech on December 5, 2018.

Invited lecture on gravitational waves and multi-messenger astronomy - SLAC, August 2018

Jess gave an invited lecture on the making of LIGO-Virgo gravitational wave discoveries to date, including gravitational wave emission, detector design, and data analysis, as well as multi-messenger astrophysics with gravitational waves at the 46th SLAC Summer Institute, the Standard Model at 50: Successes and Challenges. You can find the lecture slides on the SLAC Summer Institute page.

Lectures on data analysis techniques - Caltech, July 2016

Jess lectured students attending the 2016 LIGO Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF) program on basic signal processing, discretized functions, frequency transforms, and gravitational wave data analysis techniques.

Invited lecture on gravitational wave burst data analysis - Caltech, July 2015

Jess was invited to give a lecture on the recovery of arbitrary short-duration gravitational wave burst waveforms from the data of terrestrial detectors like LIGO at the Caltech Gravitational Wave Astrophysics School in summer 2015. You can find the lecture notes and exercises on the CGWAS 2015 page.

Invited lectures series on detector characterization - KAIST in Daejeon, Korea, July 2015

Jess was invited to present three pedagogical lectures on the characterization of the Advanced LIGO gravitational wave detectors to improve the sensitivity of the transient astrophysical analyses and enable confidence source detection and accurate parameter estimation at the 2015 International School on Numerical Relativity and Gravitational Waves. The lectures are available via the LIGO Document Control Center.

Public Lectures