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Honorable Mention to Scotty Coughlin: LIGO Laboratory Awards for Excellence

CIERA Research Specialist Scotty Coughlin has been included in the list of honorable mentions in the inaugural (2018) LIGO Laboratory Awards for Excellence in Detector Characterization and Calibration.

The honor is bestowed “for his role in the creation of Gravity Spy (, a tool for citizen-scientists to assist the collaboration in classifying non-astrophysical transients in the detector data, and for the development of computational infrastructure to allow use of Gravity Spy results in other diagnostic analyses.”

Congratulations, Scotty!

Go to the full announcement from the LIGO Lab.

Learn more about LIGO. LIGO is jointly operated by Caltech and MIT, and it is supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation.