Paul Lasky is a Senior Lecturer and ARC Future Fellow in the School of Physics and Astronomy at Monash University. He earned his PhD from Monash University in 2008, before being granted an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, which he took up at the University of Tuebingen, Germany. He then spent three years as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Melbourne, before returning to Monash. Paul’s research field is gravitational physics and high-energy astrophysics. He is an active member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration that, in 2015, made the first discovery of gravitational waves from colliding black holes. In 2018, Paul won the Australian Academy of Sciences Pawsey medal, recognising outstanding research in physics by scientists up to ten years post PhD.