Sarah Caudill


Sarah Caudill, PhD

Assistant Professor




Science & Engineering 204A


2012Louisiana State UniversityPhD
2006Stetson UniversityBSc





Research investigations of a fundamental and/or applied nature defining a topic area and preliminary results for the dissertation proposal undertaken before the student has qualified for EAS 701. With approval of the student's graduate committee, up to 15 credits of EAS 601 may be applied to the 30 credit requirement for dissertation research.

Investigations of a fundamental and/or applied nature representing an original contribution to the scholarly research literature of the field. PhD dissertations are often published in refereed journals or presented at major conferences. A written dissertation must be completed in accordance with the rules of the Graduate School and the College of Engineering. Admission to the course is based on successful completion of the PhD comprehensive examination and submission of a formal proposal endorsed by the student's graduate committee and submitted to the EAS Graduate Program Director.

An advanced treatment of a special topic in physics with an emphasis on recent developments. The subject matter varies according to the interests of the instructor and the students.


Research awards

  • $ 60,000 awarded by National Science Foundation for A New Spin: The Next Generation of Gravitational-Wave Searches for Merging Black Holes


Research interests

  • Gravitational waves
  • Black holes
  • Neutron stars
  • Machine learning
  • Computing

Dr. Caudill is an expert in gravitational-wave searches for compact binary coalescence of neutron stars and black holes. She is a member of the LIGO and Einstein Telescope collaborations and has served as co-chair of the LIGO-Virgo R&D group for All-sky Searches and as Virgo Computing and Data Processing Coordinator. She was awarded 2019 NWO-Vidi and NWO-WISE grants and was a recipient of the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics with the LIGO-Virgo collaboration.