Michael Zevin


Michael Zevin is a graduate student pursuing his PhD in Physics and Astronomy at Northwestern University. He is part of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and works with Dr. Vicky Kalogera studying gravitational wave astrophysics. In particular, he is working on using gravitational waves to determine how binary stars evolve and the environments in which compact binary mergers occur, as well as developing citizen science projects for gravitational-wave data analysis. He received his B.S. from the University of Illinois in Astronomy, Physics, and Music. Outside of academia he enjoys enticing the public’s interest in astronomy, playing music around the Windy City, and looking up.