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Professor Shoemaker

office: 1-63 Boggs Building
phone: 404.385.3908
fax: 404.894.9958
email: deirdre at gatech dot edu

837 State St.
School of Physics
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta GA 30332-0430

Deirdre Shoemaker received her B.S. in Astronomy and Astrophysics with honors and Physics form Penn State in 1994 and her PhD in Physics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1999.  She was a postdoctoral fellow at Penn State and Cornell University before joining the faculty at Penn State in 2004. She moved to the School of Physics at Georgia Tech in 2008 as one of the founding members of the Center for Relativistic Astrophysics for which she is the current Director.  She is also an adjunct Associate Professor of the School of Computational Science and Engineering.

Her work focuses on numerical relativity and its interface with gravitational wave astronomy.   She joined the LIGO Scientific Collaboration in 2014.  She has won the NSF Career award and is a fellow of the American Physical Society. She has been elected to the Executive Committees of the APS Division of Computational Physics and Topical Group on Gravity. In 2013, she was elected to the Chair-line of the APS Topical Group on Gravity.