MIT Kavli Institute Directory

John Miller

Research Scientist

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.

Research interests: 

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.

Representative publications: 

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

Contact Information

t: 617-258-8279


M.Sci. (Hons) First Class, Physics and Mathematics, University of Glasgow, 2006; Ph.D., Physics, University of Glasgow, 2010