Patrick Brady, PhD
Patrick Brady is an astrophysicist who works on the analysis and interpretation of data from the worldwide network of gravitational-wave detectors. He is a leading contributor to the LIGO Scientific Collaboration which made the first direct detection of gravitational waves in 2015. Brady received his BSc from University College Dublin in 1988 and a PhD in Physics from the University of Alberta in 1994 where he studied with Werner Israel. He was a research associate at University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne from 1993-1995, a Prize Fellow at Caltech from 1995-1998 and a research associate at University of California, Santa Barbara from 1998-1999. Since 1999, Brady has been at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he holds the rank of professor and is director of the Leonard E Parker Center for Gravitation, Cosmology and Astrophysics. Brady was a Research Corporation Cottrell Scholar, a Sloan Research Fellow, was made a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2010, and shares in the 2016 Special Breakthrough Prize.