Mike Zevin

Mike Zevin is a doctoral student studying Physics and Astronomy at Northwestern University. He is part of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and works with Dr. Vicky Kalogera studying gravitational wave astrophysics. He is particularly interested in the evolution of binary star systems, using gravitational wave detections to determine the environments in which black hole binary systems were formed, and utilizing citizen science and machine learning to analyze LIGO data.

Mike received his B.S. from the University of Illinois in Astronomy, Physics, and Music. Outside of astrophysics research he enjoys teaching science and giving astronomy lectures to the public, playing in both a Chicago-based rock band and the Chicago Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, swinging tennis rackets, and looking up.

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On the morning of February 11th 2016, people around the world congregated in conference rooms to watch a press conference that would change the face of modern physics.