Maggie Tse begins her graduate work at MIT’s Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research with funding from the Henry Luce Foundation as one of the two Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) Graduate Fellows in the Department of Physics.
Maggie grew up in Queens, New York and studied physics at Columbia University, where she was first introduced to the LIGO experiment by Professor Szabolcs Marka. Four years later, she’s still hooked. Along the way Maggie has worked on a data analysis pipeline for the detection of gravitational wave events associated with the quasi-periodic oscillations from soft gamma repeaters, and also worked on the Physical Environment Monitoring and the Slow Controls subsystems. She hopes to continue participating in the LIGO experiment as a graduate student, investigating the quantum aspects of the detector and working towards improving the performance of the instrument as it searches for gravitational waves.
The Henry Luce Foundation’s Clare Boothe Luce Program (CBL) helps increase the representation of exceptional women in technical fields.