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Duncan Meacher

Duncan Meacher

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  • Post doctoral researcher
104 Davey Lab
University Park, PA 16802
Email: duncan [ DOT ] meacher [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu


  1. Ph.D (Relativistic Astrophysics) Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, Nice, France (2015)
  2. Mphys. (Astrophysics) Cardiff University, UK, (2011)


I am a post doctoral researcher currently working on the analysis and interpretation of data from the advanced LIGO gravitational-wave detectors. I recently completed my Ph.D. in relativistic astrophysics, conducted at the Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, Nice, France, before moving to State College, PA.

My Ph.D. thesis can be found here.

Selected Publications

  1. “Second Einstein Telescope Mock Data Science Challenge: Low Frequency Binary Neutron Star Data Analysis.” D. Meacher, K. Cannon, C. Hanna, T. Regimbau, B. S. Sathyaprakash. , Phys. Rev. D 93, 024018, (2016).
  2. “Mock data and science challenge for detecting an astrophysical stochastic gravitational-wave background with Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo”, D. Meacher, M. Coughlin, S. Morris, et al. Phys. Rev. D 92, 063002, (2015)
  3. “Statistical properties of astrophysical gravitational-wave backgrounds”, D. Meacher, E. Thrane, and T. Regimbau, Phys. Rev. D 89, 084063, (2014)
  4. “Second Einstein Telescope mock science challenge: Detection of the gravitational-wave stochastic background from compact binary coalescences”, T. Regimbau, D. Meacher, and M. Coughlin.  Phys. Rev. D 89, 084046, (2014)
For a full list of publications please see here.

Research Interests

Postdoctoral scholar in Chad Hanna's group.

  1. Gravitational-Wave astrophysics and data analysis
  2. Cosmology
  3. System modelling
  4. Machine learning algorithms