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Sarah Burke-Spolaor

Assistant Professor

Sarah Burke-Spoloaor

Phone: 304-293-2771


College or Department: Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Office: G68 White Hall

Website or CV: Faculty Website

Dr. Burke-Spolaor is a professor in the Physics and Astronomy Department at WVU and a member of WVU's Center for Gravitational Waves and Cosmology (GWAC). She researches dynamic phenomena: binary supermassive black holes, cosmological sources of radio impulses, pulsars, and radio jets. The bulk of her work is on low-frequency (nanoHertz) gravitational wave detection via pulsar timing, searches for binary supermassive black holes to understand their evolution, and transient radio-emitting phenomena.  

White Hall
Morgantown, WV 26506

  • B.S., Astronomy, Physics and Film, Haverford College, 2006
  • Ph.D., Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University of Technology, 2010