Teviet   Creighton

Associate Professor  

Office: BCAVL 209
Phone: (956) 882-6651
Email: teviet.creighton@utrgv.edu

Dr. Teviet Creighton

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Astrophysics
  • Education

    • PhD, Physics, California Institute of Technology, 2000
    • BS, University of Calgary, 1994




Selected Publications


  • Benjamin Abbott, R. Abbott, T.D. Abbott, M.R. Abernathy, F. Acernese, K. Ackley, C. Adams, T. Adams, P. Addesso, R.X. Adhikari, T.D. Creighton, "All-sky search for long-duration gravitational wave transients in the first Advanced LIGO observing run," Classical and Quantum Gravity 35, no. 6 (2018): 065009.

  • B.P. Abbott, R. Abbott, T.D. Abbott, F. Acernese, K. Ackley, C. Adams, T. Adams, P. Addesso, R.X. Adhikari, V.B. Adya, T.D. Creighton, "Constraints on cosmic strings using data from the first Advanced LIGO observing run," Physical Review D 97, no. 10 (2018): 102002.

  • Benjamin Abbott, R. Abbott, T.D. Abbott, F. Acernese, K. Ackley, C. Adams, T. Adams, P. Addesso, R.X. Adhikari, V.B. Adya, T.D. Creighton, "First search for nontensorial gravitational waves from known pulsars," Physical review letters 120, no. 3 (2018): 031104.

  • Benjamin Abbott, R. Abbott, T.D. Abbott, F. Acernese, K. Ackley, C. Adams, T. Adams, P. Addesso, R.X. Adhikari, V.B. Adya, T.D. Creighton, "GW170817: implications for the stochastic gravitational-wave background from compact binary coalescences," Physical review letters 120, no. 9 (2018): 091101.

  • Benjamin Abbott, R. Abbott, T.D. Abbott, F. Acernese, K. Ackley, C. Adams, T.D. Adams, P. Addesso, R.X. Adhikari, V.B. Adya, T.D. Creighton, "Search for tensor, vector, and scalar polarizations in the stochastic gravitational-wave background," Physical review letters 120, no. 20 (2018): 201102.

  • B.P. Abbott, R. Abbott, T.D. Abbott, F. Acernese, K. Ackley, C. Adams, T. Adams, P. Addesso, R.X. Adhikari, V.B. Adya, T.D. Creighton, "Full band all-sky search for periodic gravitational waves in the O1 LIGO data," Physical Review D 97, no. 10 (May 2018): 102003.

  • B.P. Abbott, R. Abbott, T.D. Abbott, M.R. Abernathy, F. Acernese, K. Ackley, C. Adams, T. Adams, P. Addesso, R.X. Adhikari, T.D. Creighton, "Prospects for observing and localizing gravitational-wave transients with Advanced LIGO, Advanced Virgo and KAGRA," Living Reviews in Relativity 21, (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2018): 3.

  • B.P. Abbott, R. Abbott, T.D. Abbott, F. Acernese, K. Ackley, C. Adams, T. Adams, P. Addesso, R.X. Adhikari, V.B. Adya, T.D. Creighton, "First narrow-band search for continuous gravitational waves from known pulsars in advanced detector data," Physical Review D 96, no. 12 (December 2017): 122006.

  • A. Albert, M. André, M. Anghinolfi, M. Ardid, J.-J. Aubert, J. Aublin, T. Avgitas, B. Baret, J. Barrios-Martí, S. Basa, T.D. Creighton, "Search for High-energy Neutrinos from Binary Neutron Star Merger GW170817 with ANTARES, IceCube, and the Pierre Auger Observatory," The Astrophysical Journal Letters 850, (December 2017): L35.

  • Benjamin Abbott, Rich Abbott, T.D. Abbott, Fausto Acernese, Kendall Ackley, Carl Adams, Thomas Adams, Paolo Addesso, R.X. Adhikari, V.B. Adya, T.D. Creighton, "All-sky search for periodic gravitational waves in the O1 LIGO data," Physical Review D 96, no. 6 (2017): 062002.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Fredrick Jenet. Collaborative Research: Radio Frequency Interference Aware Radio Astronomy Systems, NSF, $325,000.00 (2016 - 2018)



Selected Presentations


  • Teviet Creighton. "The Low-Frequency All-Sky Monitor," ARCCNet Workshop, ARCCNet, Washington, DC (June 2018)

  • Teviet Creighton. "Remote Sensing: An Astrophysicist's Perspective," Rockets & Rigs Symposium, Center for Advanced Radio Astronomy and Pioneer Natural Resources, South Padre Island, Texas (February 2018)

  • Teviet Creighton. "If Earth falls, could interstellar travel be our salvation?," UTRGV Physics Seminar, UTRGV, Brownsville, Texas (September 2016)

  • Teviet Creighton. "Radio Frequency Interference Aware Radio Astronomy Systems," Wireless Innovation Forum Convention, NSF, Reston, Virginia (March 2016)

  • Teviet Creighton. "A Sound of Thunder: Atmospheric Gravitational Noise," Gravitational Waves Advanced Detectors Workshop, Anchorage, Alaska (May 2015)

  • Teviet Creighton. "Planets and Starsystems," Astronomy Ambassadors summer academy, University of Texas, Brownsville, Brownsville, Texas (June 2012)

  • Teviet Creighton. "Tuning in to gravitational waves with radio telescopes," Joint Conference of the National Society of Black Physicists and National Society of Hispanic Physicists, Austin, Texas (September 2011)

  • Teviet Creighton. "Exploring the galactic neutron star population with gravitational waves," American Physical Society meeting, American Physical Society, Anaheim, California (May 2011)

  • Teviet Creighton. "Extreme Astronomy," Science Academy of South Texas, Mercedes, Texas (November 2010)

  • Teviet Creighton. "Gamma-ray bursts, radio flares, and gravitational waves: Common sources and joint observations," Astrophysics seminar, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China (October 2010)

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