# Paul Lasky

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**Professor, Head of Astronomy and Astrophysics**

School of Physics and Astronomy,
Monash University

__Research Group__

Below is a list of members of my research group, including brief descriptions of some of their research.
__Postdoctoral Fellows__

### Simon Goode

Simon did his PhD at Swinburne, working on the Deeper, Wider, Faster transient astronomy project. He is an expert on both transient astronomy as well as machine learning, and will be expanding his trade to work on gravitational-wave cosmology as well as the data-analysis side of LIGO detector characterisation and commissioning.### Nir Guttman

Nir did his PhD in particle physics before working as a data scientist, most recently at HP Indigo in Israel. His return to academia is seeing him work on gravitational-wave astronomy with a specific focus on developing capabilities in transdimensional Bayesian inference, and applying this to a broad range of astrophysical problems.### Gosia Curylo

Gosia completed her PhD at the University of Warsaw in 2024 with a thesis entitled: Massive black holes as sources of low-frequency gravitational waves: theoretical modelling and observational techniques. She joined the group in July 2024, and will be working primarily on nanohertz gravitational-wave modelling and detection.### Sharan Banagiri

Sharan did his PhD at the University of Minnesota, completing in 2021, before moving to a postdoctorral position at CIERA at Nortwhestern University in Chicago. He joins Monash as an OzGrav postdoctoral fellow. Sharan works on a huge range of topics covering multiple sub-fields of gravitational-wave astronomy.__PhD students__

### Teagan Clarke

Teagan began her PhD in 2022 with myself and Eric Thrane, working on detection and parameter estimation of gravitational-wave signals from eccentric compact binaries, as well as the astrophysics of neutron star-black hole systems. Teagan finished her honours in 2021 with myself, Eric, and Isobel Romero-Shaw.### Rowina Nathan

Rowina began her PhD in 2022 with myself and Eric Thrane, working on pulsar timing array science as well as the astrophysical impact of kilohertz gravitational-wave observatories. Rowina completed her honours year working on pulsar timing techniques, including pulse-profile modelling and pulsar glitches, under the co-supervision of Greg Ashton.### Spencer Magnall

Spencer began his PhD in 2022, working on the development of a smooth-particle hydrodynamics numerical-relativity code for performing general-relativistic cosmological simulations. His primary supervisor is Daniel Price.### Shun Cheung

Shun began his PhD in 2023 with myself and Eric Thrane, and is working primarily on trying to detect gravitational-wave memory with LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA observations of binary black hole mergers.### Christian Adamcewicz

Christian began his PhD in 2023 with Eric Thrane and myself, and is working on understanding the underlying population of binary black hole and neutron stars throughout the Universe.### Lachlan Passenger

Lachlan began his PhD in 2024 with Eric Thrane and myself after completing his honours with us in 2023. He is working on understanding the relationsship between some of the LVKs most extreme gravitational-wave discoveries and predicted population distributions.__Masters students__

### Kendall Jenner

Kendall is doing her Masters with David Ottaway and Lingqiao Liu at the University of Adelaide, and myself as cosupervisor. She is working on exploring machine learning algorithms for both detection and parameter estimation of compact binary coalescences for LIGO and Virgo.__Honours students__