School of Physics
Deirdre Shoemaker is the Director of the Center for Relativistic Astrophysics (CRA). She arrived at Georgia Tech in August 2008 as one of the founding members of the CRA.
Shoemaker's research interests include gravitational waves, black holes and numerical relativity. She is a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration.
Prior to GT, she was a faculty in the Department of Physics at Penn State. She received her PhD from the University of Texas at Austin and was a postdoctoral fellow at Penn State and Cornell University.
Areas of Expertise
Gravitational Waves | Black Holes | Numerical Relativity
Core Research Areas: Bioengineering and Bioscience | Data Engineering and Science
Professor Deirdre Shoemaker, Ph.D. candidate Karan Jani, and Postdoctoral Research Fellow James Clark discuss the astrophysical implications of the LIGO discovery. Photo by Rob Felt.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow James Clark, Ph.D. candidate Karan Jani, and Professor Deirdre Shoemaker discuss the astrophysical implications of the LIGO discovery. Photo by Rob Felt.
Professor Deirdre Shoemaker
Georgia Tech professors Laura Cadonati (left) and Deirdre Shoemaker. Photo by Rob Felt.