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Harvard University
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history of astrophysics, history of general relativity and gravitational waves, history of physics, environmental history, history of science, material culture, legal history
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Tiffany Nichols is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University, a Graduate Student Fellow at the Black Hole Initiative, and an NSF Grantee. 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.

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