Beyond the Lab: The Role of Experimental and Theoretical Physicists in Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) Site Selection

Lunchtime Lectures
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Online Event | Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5)
United States

Attorney and Harvard PhD candidate Tiffany Nichols will present this week’s Lunchtime Lecture.

Details will be available soon.


About the Speaker


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Tiffany Nichols

Tiffany Nichols is a PhD candidate in the history of science at Harvard University and is a licensed attorney in California, the District of Columbia, and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Her current research focuses on the history of site selection of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and LIGO’s epistemology of noise.


About the Series

Now combined with our Saturday Speaker Series, Lunchtime Lectures take a rigorous and entertaining approach to exploring topics for scholars and anyone interested in stories about the history of science. The talks help expand perceptions of the nature of science and how it’s done. This season, our speakers are exploring issues of gender, race, and colonialism in the history of the physical and biological sciences from the early modern period to the 21st century.