The role of the OzGrav Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) is to provide the Centre with independent scientific expertise, advice, and experience from established national centres and leading international laboratories regarding the OzGrav Research Program. The SAC is chaired by Professor James (Jim) Hough, an international leader in the search for gravitational waves.
Prof Vicky Kalogera
E. O. Haven Professor, Northwestern University
Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA)
Prof Kalogera is a leading member of the LIGO Collaboration and a leading theorist in the study of gravitational waves, the emission of X-rays from compact binary objects and the coalescence of neutron-star binaries.
Dr Joan Centrella
Deputy Director , Astrophysics Science Division, NASA
Dr Centrella is an astrophysicist who builds numerical laboratories to probe the depths of extreme gravity and the early history of the universe. She currently chairs the Advisory Board for the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav)
Dr Stuart Anderson
Research Manager - LIGO, California Institute of Technology
Dr Anderson used the Arecibo radio telescope to reveal that globular clusters contained vast numbers of radio pulsars including a relativistic binary pulsar that closely resembled the Hulse-Taylor pulsar as part of his PhD from Caltech. Since then he has been one of the key players in establishing and maintaining the clusters and pipelines that have discovered gravitational waves.