WVU researchers help detect gravitational waves for the third time; confirm new population of black holes
West Virginia University professors Zach Etienne and Sean McWilliams and a group of WVU graduate students are part of a global team of scientists who have detected gravitational waves for the third time, demonstrating that a new window in astronomy has been firmly opened.
The EPSCoR/IDeA Foundation shines a Student Spotlight on WVU student Anika Rowe
From the May 2017 Student Spotlight article:
WVU helps find origins of mysterious, ultra-powerful bursts in space
You can’t see it, but billions of light years away cosmic flash bulbs are popping and no one knows why.
WVU astrophysicist part of team that has created most detailed map of the Milky Way
Hydrogen. Atomic number 1. It is the simplest and lightest element on the periodic table, but don’t be fooled by its humble appearance. With just a single proton and a single electron it is the most abundant element in the universe and has fueled star formation for the past 13 billion years.
'little green men' to premiere at WVU on September 29th
No, it isn’t about aliens. While the title of the upcoming documentary “little green men” suggests an extra-terrestrial theme, it actually features life in our own backyard.
WVU engineering professors to utilize Green Bank telescope in K-12 teacher research experience
When a group of teachers from four West Virginia counties get asked what they did on their summer vacation in fall 2017, they will have an out-of-this-world answer, thanks to a grant received by a research team from West Virginia University.
- Aspen 2017 Winter Conference on Fast Radio Bursts
- WVU astrophysicist part of team that detects gravitational waves from second pair of colliding black holes
WVU astrophysicists part of gravitational wave search that provides insights into galaxy evolution and mergers
On the heels of their participation in the historic research that resulted in the detection of gravitational waves, West Virginia University astrophysicists continue to plow new ground and build upon their work.
Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein's prediction
WASHINGTON D.C./MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. This confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein’s 1915 general theory of relativity and opens an unprecedented new window onto the cosmos.
- Advisory Board Meeting Friday, May 26th, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Mountainlair, Bluestone Room
- Next GWAC Center meeting: Monday, May 8th, 1:00 pm White Hall, G51
Center Logo Competition
The Center for Gravitational Waves and Cosmology needs a good logo! Something we could put on mugs, t-shirts, etc. Something with a "C", "G", "W", and "C". Something perhaps with a telescope or a wave but simple enough so that it can be rendered easily.