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Gainesville, Florida, United States
February 17, 2018

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Ryan Goetz

*** ** *** **., ***********, FL *****

*** 847-***-****

Summary A physicist with exposure to a broad spectrum of research topics, looking to transition to data sci- ence and mathematics. Six years of experience in original research with competency in laser physics and instrumentation for optical physics, vacuum systems, cryogenic systems, clean room environ- ments, signal and data processing. Experience with R, Python, TensorFlow, Mathematica, Matlab, COMSOL, LabVIEW. Looking for a position that will require challenging, analytical thinking, and add to existing skillset.

Education University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 2017 Ph.D. Physics

Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL 2011 B.S. Mathematics/Physics, GPA 3.98/4.00

Employment University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Post-Graduate Researcher Aug 2017 - Present

Redesigned optical isolator from graduate studies to further improve performance and meet long-term design goal for the Advanced LIGO Detector

Trained undergraduate to perform research in high power laser lab Graduate Research Assistant Jan 2013- Aug 2017

Responsible for conducting original research in the eld of optical physics for gravitational-wave astronomy

Designed and delivered Faraday isolator with performance exceeding commercially available products or those in literature by a factor of 3

Dissertation was produced as part of the appointment Graduate



Low Loss Faraday Isolator 2014 - 2017

Redesigned an optical isolator for Advanced LIGO using novel materials

Designed test optical setup for isolator characterization, and evaluated device performance

Achieved higher optical throughput than any commercially available products or Faraday devices in literature

Radio Frequency Amplitude Modulation (RFAM) in Advanced LIGO 2015 - 2017

Worked on site of LIGO Livingston gravitational-wave detector

Used optical simulation software (Finesse) to model locked interferometer and trace e ects of RFAM on LIGO data channels

Adaptive Optic Element (AOE) for Mode Matching in Advanced LIGO 2014

Investigated fused silica substrates for use in adaptive mode matching and astigmatism cor- rection

Worked with a piezo-electric equipped triangular resonant cavity to analyze mode content of laser beam transmitted through AOE and characterize dynamic range of adaptive heating device

Construction of KAGRA Input Faraday Isolator 2014

Produced optical isolator for KAGRA based on Advanced LIGO model

Installed on-site in Japan, achieving design performance in isolation ratio and optical through- put ahead of deadline

Cryogenic LEDs for Advanced Detectors 2012 - 2014

Constructed cryogenic test bed for small-scale low-temperature experiments capable of reaching temperatures below 10 K

Characterized low temperature quantum e ciency and I-V performance of LIGO LEDs used in shadow sensors




Fabrication of SIN Planar Tunnel Junctions Summer 2010

Measured tunneling currents across superconductor-insulator-normal metal (SIN) planar junc- tions to probe electronic density of state of type-II iron-based superconductors Nonlinear Signal Components in VIRGO Data Channels Summer 2009

Worked on site of VIRGO detector in Cascina, Italy to use independent component analysis

(ICA) and higher order statistics to detect nonlinear relationships between data channels in VIRGO instrument



APS April Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, April 16-19, 2016 Talk: A low loss Faraday isolator for squeezed vacuum injection in Advanced LIGO April APS Meeting, Savannah, GA, April 5 - 8, 2014 Talk: Cryogenic behavior of LEDs for use in third generation LIGO position sensors and actuators Gravitational Wave Advanced Detector Workshop, Elba, Italy, May 19-25, 2013 Poster: UF-LIGO Cryogenic Test Bed

Honors and


Gruber Cosmology Prize (as part of the LIGO Collaboration), 2016 Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics (as part of the LIGO Collaboration), 2016 Grinter Award (four year department scholarship), University of Florida, 2011-2015 Graduate Student Advisory Committee Student Representative, University of Florida, 2014-2015 President of Pi Mu Epsilon Math Honor Society, Illinois Lambda Chapter, 2009-2011 Scott Anderson Award for Physics, Illinois Wesleyan University, 2010 State Farm Scholarship, 2010

Illinois Wesleyan University Dean’s List (all semesters) Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Selected Large



\Construction of KAGRA: an underground gravitational-wave observatory," T. Akutsu et. al., Progress of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Volume 2018, Issue 1 (2018)

\GW170817: Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Neutron Star Inspiral," B. P. Abbott et al. (LIGO Scienti c Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration), Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 161101 (2017)

\Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger," B. P. Abbott et al. (LIGO Scienti c Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration), Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 061102 (2016)

\Advanced LIGO," J. Aasi et al. (LIGO Scienti c Collaboration), Class. Quant. Grav. 32, 074001


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