Events/Announcements

New National Science Foundation award to help continue WVU research Einstein's general relativity theory, 100 years on

A hundred years after renowned physicist Albert Einstein published his theory of general relativity, researchers at West Virginia University are using a unique pulsar system to test it.

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http://eberly.wvu.edu/eberly_news/2015/11/18/new-national-science-foundation-award-to-help-continue-wvu-research-einstein-s-general-relativity-theory--100-years-on

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Student Pulsar Search Program Expands Nationwide Thanks to NSF Grant to WVU and NRAO

West Virginia University (WVU) and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) together received a nearly $2 million, three-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to expand the reach and impact of the highly successful Pulsar Search Collaboratory (PSC) student science education initiative. Approximately $700,000 of the grant will go to the NRAO; WVU will receive approximately $1.3 million.

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http://www.aui.edu/news/student-pulsar-search-program-expands-nationwide-thanks-to-nsf-grant-to-wvu-and-nrao/

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WVU astronomer helps explain mysteries of 'Fast Radio Burst' discovered with the Green Bank Telescope

A team of astronomers, including a  West Virginia University professor, has uncovered the most detailed record ever of a Fast Radio Burst, or FRB, brief yet brilliant eruptions of cosmic radio waves that have baffled astronomers since they were first reported nearly a decade ago. The results of their research are published in the journal Nature.

See more at: http://wvutoday.wvu.edu/n/2015/12/02/wvu-astronomer-helps-explain-mysteries-of-fast-radio-burst-discovered-with-the-green-bank-telescope#sthash.Er1iw7WX.dpuf

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