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STEM Speaker Series: Waves of the Future with Maura McLaughlin - September 14th at the WVSU Capitol Center Theater

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Dr. Maura McLaughlin is an astrophysicist from West Virginia University (WVU) who is on the leading edge of internationally-renowned gravitational wave research. In this talk, titled Waves of the Future: How Gravitational Waves are Transforming Research and Education in West Virginia, McLaughlin will discuss WVU’s involvement in the recent discovery proving evidence of ripples in space-time one hundred years after Albert Einstein first predicted their existence.

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WVU professor plays key role in telescope program that will map the history of the Universe

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Since the early 1900s scientists have known that the Universe is expanding but recent studies have shown that the rate of expansion is accelerating. The reason for this is currently unknown; however, Kevin Bandura, an assistant professor in the Lane Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering at West Virginia University, has been working on the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment, or CHIME, for the past several years to solve the mystery.

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