- Jocelyn Bell Burnell Public Lecture at West Virginia University on November 5, 2019
Conference for Undergraduate Women in Astronomy (CUWiA) at West Virginia University
The inaugural Conference for Undergraduate Women in Astronomy (CUWiA) was held at West Virginia University (WVU) on November 1-3, 2019. Fifty-eight women undergraduate students attended, representing 21 colleges and universities in 10 states (CT, FL, GA, MA, MD, NY, OH, PA, VA, WV).
WVU astronomers help detect the most massive neutron star ever measured
West Virginia University researchers have helped discover the most massive neutron star to date, a breakthrough uncovered through the Green Bank Telescope in Pocahontas County.
- Green Bank Observatory, site for breakthrough WVU research and teaching, to remain open
WVU students receive NASA Space Grant fellowships
Eight students from West Virginia University’s Eberly College of Arts and Sciences have been awarded undergraduate fellowships from the NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium for the 2018-2019 academic year.
- Congratulations to Postdocs Baker and Lam
- Lorimer named associate dean for research in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Bandura's work on detection of fast radio Bursts detailed in "Nature"
The CHIME telescope, located in the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory in Kaleden, British Columbia, is comprised of four cylindrical reflectors, 256 dual-polarized antennas for data collection and an F-Engine and X-Engine for data processing. Bandura, an assistant professor in the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, played a key role in developing the device’s F-Engine, which digitally processes signals from space into frequencies that can then be processed into digital maps of the Universe.
WVU’s McLaughlin named to Nature’s “Ones to watch” list
Congratulations to Maura McLaughlin, the Eberly Distinguished Professor of the WVU Department of Physics and Astronomy, for being named one of Nature's "Ones to watch" in 2019. McLaughlin and her colleagues monitor neutron stars, and could soon detect gravitational waves created by supermassive black holes for the first time.
WVU astronomer to study the “extreme universe” with international team
A West Virginia University astronomer is working to locate the origin of fast radio bursts coming from outside the Milky Way Galaxy.
- Jocelyn Bell Burnell Public Lecture - WVU Ming Hsieh G21, Tuesday November 5, 2019 at 7 pm
Conference for Undergraduate Women in Astronomy (CUWiA) at West Virginia University on November 1-3, 2019
The Conference for Undergraduate Women in Astronomy (CUWiA) will be held at West Virginia University on November 1-3, 2019.
- NANOGrav Physics Frontiers Center Fall 2019 Collaboration Meeting at Cornell University, October 14-16, 2019
- GWAC/Track 1 Meeting: Friday, October 4, 2019, 11 am, G51 White Hall
- SPOT Informational Meeting - Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 6 pm, White Hall Room 105
- GWAC/Track 1 Meeting: Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 2 pm, G51 White Hall
- Pulsar Search Collaboratory Camp at Green Bank Observatory, July 14-20, 2019
- GWAC/Track 1 Meeting: Friday, June 28, 2019, 11 am, G51 White Hall
- International Pulsar Timing Array Student Workshop and Science Meeting in Pune India, June 10-21, 2019
- Pulsar Search Collaboratory Capstone at West Virginia University, May 16-19, 2019