Daniel Brown

Dr Daniel Brown

ARC Senior Research Associate

School of Physical Sciences

Faculty of Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Daniel obtained his PhD from the University of Birmingham, UK, in 2016. There he worked on developing the new optical modelling software FINESSE (www.gwoptics.org/finesse) which is used for developing and debugging precision interferometric experiments, such as LIGO. Following this he undertook research position in the UK Quantum Hub studying how to enhance atom interferometers with optical cavities. Part of this time was spent visiting the 10m atom fountain experiment at Stanford, USA. He then returned to Gravitational waves in 2017 taking up research post at the the University of Adelaide.

He is the chair of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration Advanced Interferometer Working group since, and Co-Chair for Einstein Telescope Low-Frequency optical design and control scheme.

His research interests are primarily in enhancing gravitational wave interferometers to observer more of our universe. Whether this is through developing new computational tools and techniques to commissioning and installation of hardware at the LIGO sites.

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2020 Co-Supervisor Machine Learning and Phase Camera applications for Gravitational Wave Detectors Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Mitchell Gordon Schiworski
    2020 Co-Supervisor Modelling Thermal Distortions in Future High Power Laser Systems Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Ms Muskan Pathak
    2017 Co-Supervisor Gravitational Waves Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Alexei Ciobanu
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Control Towson University, Maryland, USA International Research Experience for Undergraduates Other Full Time Jonathan Perry
    2019 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Neural network analysis of optical lock-in cameras images University of Adelaide Honours Full Time Mitchell Gordon Schiworski
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2021 - ongoing Member 2020 GWIC-Braccini Thesis Selection Committee Gravitational Wave International Committee United States
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2011 - ongoing Member LIGO Scientific Collaboration Australia
  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2021 - ongoing Co-Chair of the Einstein Telescope Low-Frequency Work Package 3.2 Einstein Telescope Collaboration Netherlands
    2020 - ongoing Chair of the Advanced Interferometer Configuration Working Group LIGO Scientific Collaboration United States
  • Position: ARC Senior Research Associate
  • Phone: 83137773
  • Email: daniel.d.brown@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4380
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Physics, floor G
  • Room: G 15
  • Org Unit: Physics

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