LVK Poster Prize awarded to Matteo Carlassara

Congratulations to our PhD student Matteo Carlassara on winning the best poster at the 2023 September LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA (LVK) meeting held in Toyama, Japan!

His poster “Balanced Homodyne Detection at the AEI 10 m prototype: status update” was selected as the best on an experiment/instrumentation topic among a total of more than 100 posters. It outline the current progress towards implementing a balanced homodyne readout for the Sub-SQL Interferometer at the AEI 10m Prototype, including some of the challenges that Matteo is currently tackling.