Short CV/Education and training

Professional Career

  • 1981 – 1983
    Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Infrared Astronomy,Department of Physics, Imperial College, London

  • 1983 – 1990
    Lecturer in Experimental Gravitational Radiation, Department of Natural Philosophy (now Physics and Astronomy), University of Glasgow

  • 1990 – 1997
    Senior lecturer, University of Glasgow

  • 1996
    Visiting Fellowship at JILA, University of Colorado

  • 1997 – 1999
    Reader, University of Glasgow

  • 1999 – 2002
    Professor of Experimental Physics, University of Glasgow

  • 2001 – 2002
    Sabbatical at Stanford University

  • 2003 – 2006
    Research Associate, Stanford University (90% time)

  • 2006
    Senior Research Scientist, Stanford University (90% time)

  • since 2007
    Lead Scientist, California Institute of Technology (90% time)

  • since 2009
    Also Member of Professional Staff

  • since 2003
    Professor at University of Glasgow (10% time)

Selected publications

  • Update on Quadruple Suspension Design for Advanced LIGO S.M. Aston et al (NAR corresponding author) C.Q.G. 29, 235004, (2012)

  • Kelvin probe measurements, N A Robertson et al Class. Quantum Grav. 23, 2665-2680, (2006)

  • Quadruple suspension design for Advanced LIGO N A Robertson et al , C.Q.G. 19, 4043-4058, (2002)

  • Modelling of multistage pendulums: triple pendulum suspension for GEO 600, M.E. Husman et al , Rev. Sci. Instr. 71, 2546, (2000)

  • Laser Interferometric Gravitational Wave Detectors N.A. Robertson, Class. Quant. Grav., 17, R19-R40, (2000)

  • The Quality Factor of Natural Fused Quartz Ribbons... S. Rowan et al, Physics Letters A 227 153-158 (1997)

  • Aspects of the Thermal Motion of a Mass Suspended as a Pendulum by Wires, J.E. Logan et al, Phys. Lett. A. 183, 145-152, (1993)

  • Intensity Stabilisation of an Argon Laser using an Electro-Optic Modulator, N.A. Robertson et al, Appl. Phys. B 39, 149-153 (1986)

  • Recent Star Formation in Interacting Galaxies. I: Evidence from JHKL Photometry, R.D. Joseph et al, M.N.R.A.S. 209, 111-122 (1984)

  • Passive and Active Seismic Isolation for Gravitational Radiation Detectors....N.A. Robertson et al, J. Phys. E. 15, 1101-1105 (1982)


Selected projects

  • LIGO

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

  • Fellow of the Institute of Physics, Chartered Physicist

  • Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society

  • Fellow of the American Physical Society

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