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.
Morgantown, WV 26506
- B.S., Astronomy, Physics and Film, Haverford College, 2006
- Ph.D., Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University of Technology, 2010