Ben Farr, Department of Physics

Ben Farr, assistant professor of physics

Ben Farr

Assistant Professor of Physics
Practice Areas: Physics

Farr is a recipient is a recipient of a 2022 National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the NSF’s most prestigious award in support of early-career faculty. As member of the LIGO-Virgo Collaboration, Farr co-developed the parameter estimation software used to characterize compact binary mergers from their gravitational wave signatures. More generally, Farr is interested in applying Bayesian forward-modeling techniques to astronomical data sets. Farr received his Ph.D. in physics and astronomy from Northwestern University. He has been on the UO faculty since 2017.