Nergis Mavalvala Named Dean of MIT's School of Science

Nergis Mavalvala, the Curtis and Kathleen Marble Professor of Astrophysics at MIT and one of the leading scientists at the LIGO Lab, has been named the dean of MIT's School of Science, MIT News reports. As the article notes, "[Professor Mavalvala] is renowned for her pioneering work in gravitational-wave detection, which she conducted as a leading member of LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory. She has received numerous awards and honors for her research and teaching, and since 2015 has been the associate head of the Department of Physics. Mavalvala will be the first woman to serve as dean in the School of Science."

Congratulations to Professor Mavalvala from all of us at the Lab!

Image: Bryce Vickmark/MIT News

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