The Center will bring together experts who are working to characterize the universe and understand its origins.
Our experts will now be able to collaborate on gravitational waves and complementary electromagnetic observations through observations, theory, instrumentation, signal processing, and data analytics.
The Center will also build and sustain strong links to electromagnetic and gravitational observatories.
- National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)
- National Astronomy and Ionospheric Research Center (NAIC)
- Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME)
- Laser Interferometer Gravitational Observatory (LIGO)
The Center will strengthen existing links to high-energy observatories like Swift and Fermi and establish new links to existing IR/optical/UV observatories that are sensitive to potential electromagnetic counterparts to gravitational-wave sources. The Center will also collaborate with future large scale, large field-of-view transient event surveys in various bands that are well-suited to detecting electromagnetic counterparts.
Providing outreach to K-12 students and the general public is critical to the center’s goals.
By applying programs such as the Pulsar Search Collaboratory and PFC related communications and events, using the facilities at WVU, and developing planetarium shows to highlight the work of the Center, we can bring a better understanding of the universe to our community.