David Reitze Named New LIGO Executive Director

David Reitze has been named the new LIGO Executive Director, succeeding Jay Marx, who is retiring as Director but will continue to work with LIGO part-time.

Reitze, a professor of physics at the University of Florida, Gainesville, and spokesperson of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration for the past four years, has been involved with LIGO since 1996, most recently leading the input optics design for Advanced LIGO. In addition to his role as LIGO Executive Director, Reitze was named a senior research associate at Caltech.

Read the full Caltech press release here:
Image credit: University of Florida/David Reitze.

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