Professor Ed Daw

Dr Ed DawProfessor of Gravitational Waves and Dark Matter Physics

Contact details

Group web pages

Particle Physics and Particle Astrophysics Group (PPPA)

Gravitational Wave Research Group

Personal web page

Research interests
  • Dark matter searches
  • Gravitational radiation
  • Axions
  • Signal processing
  • Dynamic wave tracking
  • Motor control
Research projects
  • GEO600
  • LIGO – find out more
  • ADMX

Currently on sabbatical

  • PHY329 (lectures, labs)
Departmental administration

Currently on sabbatical

Professional activities
  • Principal investigator of the University of Sheffield Gravitational Wave Research Group
  • Member of the ADMX (Axion Dark Matter Experiment) collaboration
Recent key publications Aasi,J., Abadie,J., Abbott,B.P., Abbott,R., et al., 'Application of a Hough search for continuous from the fifth LIGO science run' CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM GRAVITY 31 (8) APR 21, 2014.
  • Aasi, J., Abadie, J., Abbott, B.P., Abbott, R., Abbott, T., Abernathy, M.R. et al., ' First searches for optical counterparts to gravitational-wave candidate events', Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 211 (1), March 2014.
  • Nuttall,L.K., White,D.J., Sutton,P.J., Daw,E.J., Dhillon,V.S., Zheng,W. et al.,'Large-Scale image processing with the ROTSE pipeline for follow-up of gravitational wave events', Astrophysical Journal.
  • Abadie, J., Abbott, B.P., Abbott, R., Abbott, T.D., Abernathy, M., Accadia, T. et al., 'Search for gravitational waves associated with gamma-ray bursts during LIGO science run 6 and Virgo science runs 2 and 3. Astrophysical Journal 760 (1), Nov 20, 2012.
  • Abadie, J., Abbott, B.P., Abbott, R., Abbott, T.D., Abernathy, M., Accadia, T. et al.,All-sky search for gravitational-wave bursts in the second joint LIGO-Virgo run Physical Review D 85 (12) JUN 20, 2012.