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Dr Denis Martynov started his research in the field of gravitational waves as a graduate student. He developed an automated procedure for bringing the LIGO interferometers to the linear regime. Denis has also helped to improve the sensitivity of the detectors up to the level when the first direct observation of gravitational waves could occur.
Dr Denis Martynov works on the design of the future gravitational-wave instruments. In particular, he is interested in improving the LIGO detectors at low (< 20 Hz) and high (> 1 kHz) frequencies to observe intermediate-mass black holes and post-merger oscillations of neutron stars. The experimental effort of Denis’s group is also related to future gravitational-wave detectors.
As a part of the Gravitational Wave Group, Denis develops a novel optical seismometer to improve seismic isolation of the future LIGO and Einstein Telescope detectors. Denis also builds a cryogenic prototype of the future instruments which will also be a testbed to study the quantum motion of macroscopic mirrors.
Doctor of Philosophy, California Institute of Technology
Lock Acquisition and Sensitivity Analysis of Advanced LIGO Interferometers1 Sep 2011 - 12 Jun 2015
Master of Physics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Numerical Solution of the Boltzmann Kinetic Equation on Unstructured Spatial Grids1 Jul 2010 - 30 Jul 2011
Bachelor of Science, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Analysis and Simulation of Rarefied Gas Flows in Microdevices1 Sep 2006 - 30 Jun 2010
MIT Kavli Postdoctoral Fellow,1 Sep 2015 - 4 Jan 2018
Willingness to take PhD students
Gravitational waves, quantum optics, inertial isolation, machine learning