Michael J. Zevin

Postdoctoral Researcher
KICP and Hubble Fellow


Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2020


My research revolves around ways we can investigate the lives and deaths of stars using observations of gravitational waves - ripples in the fabric of spacetime that emanate from extreme systems in the universe such as merging black holes and neutron stars. I am part of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, which made the first observation of gravitational waves in September 2015. I am also passionate about science education and public outreach, and getting members of the general public interested and engaged in scientific advancements through participation citizen science.

Outside of astronomy, I can be found playing music around the Windy City, looking up, and getting lost all around the world.