Yuri Levin, Ph.D.
Yuri Levin works on several topics in theoretical astrophysics. His main interests are neutron stars (especially magnetars and neutron stars in low-mass X-ray binaries), supermassive black holes (especially the one in our galaxy, called Sagittarius A*) and astrophysical gravitational waves.
For his Ph.D. at the California Institute of Technology, Levin worked on the theory of thermal noise and on quantum nondemolition measurements for LIGO. He is continuing to work on the physics of LIGO, with a focus on thermal control of the LIGO test masses.