Robert E. Spero

Since 1997, Robert Spero has been an experimental physicist at JPL in Pasadena, California, where he contributes to the experimental and design effort to make the LISA mission a reality. Before that, he was a member of the LIGO group at Caltech from the earliest days, when all the members sat around a small table.

Robert E. Spero Published April 5, 2010

Astrophysics

New simulations of merging binary neutron stars include details of the gravitational wave signature that should in coming years help us understand another mysterious process—short gamma-ray bursts.