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history of physics, environmental history, history of science, material culture, legal history, history of astrophysics, history of general relativity and gravitational waves,
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Tiffany Nichols is a Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of History at Princeton University.  She holds a PhD and AM in the History of Science at Harvard University, and a JD and BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia.  Tiffany’s research interests are at the intersection of history, science, physics, technology, environment, and law. Her current research focuses on how place, surrounding environment, and laboratory are embedded in the output signals of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO). In this vein, she focuses on how physicists and engineers understand what is a gravitational wave signal and what is merely noise generated by the instrument, its location, and surrounding environment.  Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, American Institute of Physics, and the Black Hole Initiative.

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