Tiffany Nichols, JD

tiffany_nichols@g.harvard.edu


Tiffany is a Ph.D. Student in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University. Her current research focuses on the history of site selection for large-scale interferometers used to detect gravitational waves. Prior to her PhD studies, Tiffany earned both a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Electrical Engineering and a Juris Doctor (JD) at the University of Virginia. Tiffany has also held positions at The RAND Corporation, the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, and at highly ranked U.S. law firms, where she focused on intellectual property litigation, patent prosecution, and portfolio management. In addition, Tiffany is the 2018 Chair-Elect for the Forum of Graduate Student Affairs of the American Physical Society.

Education & Qualifications

  • Currently working towards a Ph.D. in History of Science, Harvard University. Tiffany's current research focuses on the history of site selection for large-scale interferometers used to detect gravitational waves.
  • 2008 Juris Doctor (JD) , University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia. Tiffany is currently barred in California and Washington, D.C. She is also a Registered Patent Attorney.
  • 2004 Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering , University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science, Charlottesville, Virginia. Thesis written under the supervision of Michael E. Gorman on the technology transfer of genetically modified cassava from the United States to Kenya.

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Images Related to Current Research

  • One of the two arms of LIGO interferometer in Livingston, Louisiana
    Livingston
    One of the two arms of the GEO 600 interferometer in Ruthe, Germany
    Livingston


Memberships

  • American Physical Society
    History of Science Society
    Society for Social Studies of Science
    California Bar Association
    American Society for Environmental History