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Robert Coyne

  • Lecturer
  • Room 320B
  • Phone: 401.874.4928
  • Email: robcoyne@uri.edu
  • Mailing Address: 2 Lippitt Rd., East Hall, Room #320B
    Physics Department, URI
    Kingston, RI 02881

Biography

2017-present: Lecturer, Physics Department, University of Rhode Island
2015-2017: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas Tech University
2014-2015: Research Staff, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas Tech University

Research

Gravitational wave astrophysics, Gamma-ray astronomy, data analysis, Physics education research

Education

2015: Ph.D. in Physics, The George Washington University
2011: M.S. in Physics, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
2007: B.S. in Physics, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Publications

B. P. Abbott, R. Abbott, T. D. Abbott, M. R. Abernathy, F. Acernese, K. Ackley, C. Adams, T. Adams, P. Addesso, R. X. Adhikari, and et al. Search for Gravitational Waves Associated with Gamma-Ray Bursts during the First Advanced LIGO Observing Run and Impli- cations for the Origin of GRB 150906B. Astrophys. J., 841:89, June 2017. doi: 10.3847/1538- 4357/aa6c47

R. Coyne, A. Corsi, and B. J. Owen. Cross-correlation method for intermediate-duration gravitational wave searches associated with gamma-ray bursts. Phys. Rev. D., 93(10): 104059, May 2016. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevD.93.104059

The LIGO Scientific Collaboration, the Virgo Collaboration, B. P. Abbott, and et al. Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger. Physical Review Letters, 116(6): 061102, February 2016l. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.061102

The LIGO Scientific Collaboration, the Virgo Collaboration, J. Aasi, and et al. Methods and re- sults of a search for gravitational waves associated with gamma-ray bursts using the GEO 600, LIGO, and Virgo detectors. Phys. Rev. D., 89(12):122004, June 2014f. doi: 10.1103/Phys- RevD.89.122004

The LIGO Scientific Collaboration, the Virgo Collaboration, J. Aasi, and et al. Search for Gravi- tational Waves Associated with γ-ray Bursts Detected by the Interplanetary Network. Physical Review Letters, 113(1):011102, July 2014g. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.011102

G. A. MacLachlan, A. Shenoy, E. Sonbas, R. Coyne, K. S. Dhuga, A. Eskandarian, L. C. Maximon, and W. C. Parke. The Hurst exponent of Fermi gamma-ray bursts. Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 436:2907–2914, December 2013. doi: 10.1093/mnras/stt1701

AWARDS AND HONORS

2017: Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research as a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC)
2017: Bruno Rossi Prize as a member of the LSC
2016: National Space Club Huntsville Distinguished Science Award as a member of the LSC
2016: The Gruber Cosmology Prize as a contributing member of the LSC
2016: The Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics as a member of the LSC
2013: LSC Best Analysis/Theory Poster
2012: AAPT Outstanding Teaching Award

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