Ben Farr joined the Center for Computational Astrophysics (CCA) as a Visiting Scholar in 2023. He is an associate professor of physics at the University of Oregon and a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration since 2008. After receiving his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 2014, Ben was a McCormick Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago before joining the physics department and Institute for Fundamental Science at the University of Oregon in 2017. His research focuses on constraining the properties of compact binaries — binary systems composed of black holes and neutron stars — from gravitational wave observations. Through measuring the properties of individual binaries and their combined catalog, he hopes to uncover the astrophysical processes and environments that lead to their formation.