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John Miller received his M.Sci. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Glasgow. Following completion of his doctoral work he moved to The Australian National University as an ARC Postdoctoral Fellow.
His research focuses on experimental aspects of interferometric gravitational-wave detection. In particular, he is interested in thermal noise, interferometer sensing and control, cavity opto-mechanics and quantum measurement.
J. Miller, S. Ngo, A. J. Mullavey, B. J. J. Slagmolen, D. A. Shaddock and D. E. McClelland "Control and tuning of a suspended Fabry–Perot cavity using digitally enhanced heterodyne interferometry" Opt. Lett. 37 (2012) 4952-4954
J. Miller, M. Evans, L. Barsotti, P. Fritschel, M. MacInnis, R. Mittleman, B. Shapiro, J. Soto and C. Torrie “Damping parametric instabilities in future gravitational wave detectors by means of electrostatic actuators” Phys. Lett. A 375 (2011) 788-794
Honors and awards:
Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship Institute of Physics Gravitational Physics Group Thesis Prize Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland Graduate Scholarship