Dr Ling (Lilli) Sun
Research Fellow, Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics, The Australian National University
I am a research fellow at the Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics (CGA) at the Australian National University. I am a member of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) Scientific Collaboration, and one of the Chief Investigators of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav).
My primary research interests are gravitational-wave data analysis and studying fundamental physics from gravitational-wave observations, including:
black hole superradiance and ultralight bosons
black hole spectroscopy
binary neutron star post-merger physics
continuous waves from neutron stars
calibration of the gravitational-wave detectors
science of the next-generation detectors
In particular, I am interested in bringing together advanced computing and signal processing techniques, gravitational-wave data and theory, as well as the understanding of the instruments for gravitational-wave observation.
Nov 22, 2023 Search for continuous gravitational waves directed at sub-threshold radiometer candidates in O3 LIGO data (Knee, Du, Goetz, McIver, Carlin, Sun, Dunn, Strang, Middleton, Melatos) is posted on arXiv:2311.12138
Nov 17, 2023 Multi-messenger astronomy with a Southern-Hemisphere gravitational-wave observatory (Gardner, Sun, Borhanian, Lasky, Thrane, McClelland, Slagmolen) is accepted for publication in PRD, arXiv:2308.13103
Oct 19, 2023 Piecewise frequency model for searches for long-transient gravitational waves from young neutron stars (Grace, Wette, Scott, Sun) is posted on arXiv:2310.12463
Sep 1, 2023 Methods and prospects for gravitational wave searches targeting ultralight vector boson clouds around known black holes (Jones, Sun, Siemonsen, East, Scott, Wette) is published in Phys. Rev. D 108, 064001 (2023), arXiv:2305.00401
Aug 25, 2023 Awarded the 2024 Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)
Jul 31, 2023 Invited plenary talk at the 31st Lepton Photon Conference (Melbourne): Probing ultralight bosons with black holes and gravitational waves
Jul 19, 2023 Characterizing Gravitational Wave Detector Networks: From A♯ to Cosmic Explorer (Gupta et al.) is posted on arXiv:2307.10421
Jun 23, 2023 Cosmic Explorer White Paper is posted on arXiv:2306.13745
May 25, 2023 Media release at the start of O4 "CGA to boost the global hunt for gravitational waves"
Apr 13, 2023 Invited colloquium at KIAA-PKU: Probing ultralight bosons with black holes and gravitational waves
Jan 13, 2023 Generating transient noise artifacts in gravitational-wave detector data with generative adversarial networks (Powell, Sun, Gereb, Lasky, Dollmann) is published in Class. Quantum Grav. 40 035006 (2023), arXiv:2207.00207