From Radio Astronomy to Astrophysics, Christine Ye reflects on her Experience with the Pulsar Search Collaboratory
Christine Ye, a junior at Eastlake High School in Sammamish, Washington shares her experience in the Pulsar Search Collaboratory (PSC).
Center Researchers present their Research at the 13th International LISA Symposium
The Center for Gravitational Waves and Cosmology has researchers presenting at the 13th International LISA Symposium virtually, on September 1-3, 2020.
- Python Programming to seek understanding of Fast Radio Bursts and Pulsars with Morgan Waddy
Malcolm LaRose will Step into New Research in Graduate School at RIT
Malcolm LaRose, a graduate of WVU Astronomy and Physics, will be stepping into a new level research in graduate school at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in the School of Physics and Astronomy in Rochester, New York.
Exploring Pulsar Research beyond the PSC Student Experience
Often the mentee becomes the mentor while continuing research through the Pulsar Search Collaboratory (PSC). William Jarvis, currently a sophomore undergraduate student at University of Wisconsin-Madison, speaks on his experience through his various roles in the PSC.
Dustin "Dusty" Madison was named one of 13 Cottrell Fellows across the nation
WVU Department of Physics and Astronomy Postdoctoral Researcher, Dustin "Dusty" Madison, was named one of 13 Cottrell Fellows across the nation by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA). The award, which is also co-sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), of up to $75,000 for salary, benefits, and research-related expenses includes an expectation for continued pedagogical training for the postdocs in supportive environments.
Jacob Cardinal Tremblay chosen for a Research Fellowship with the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto
Jacob Cardinal Tremblay, a senior Physics and Astronomy major at WVU, was chosen for a fellowship with the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) at the David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto. During his internship, he worked closely with Dr. Cherry Ng and Dr. James McKee on dispersion measure variations in NANOGrav pulsars using data from CHIME (Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment).
Student Discovers Passion for Astrophysics after attending the Pulsar Search Collaboratory
“When I first heard about the Pulsar Search Collaboratory, (PSC) I knew that I had found something incredibly special. I was able to analyze raw data that no one had ever seen before. Searching for such fascinating stars confirmed that I want to be an astrophysicist. I found my passion.”-Katherine
Newest Publication from Caitlin Witt in collaboration with NANOGrav
Caitlin Witt, a graduate student in Physics and Astronomy at WVU, recently had her research published in The Astrophysical Journal.
Dr. Natalia Lewandowska to continue her research at Haverford College
Congratulations to Dr. Natalia Lewandowska who is now a Visiting Assistant Professor of Astronomy in the Physics and Astronomy Department at Haverford College, near Philadelphia, PA.
Undergraduate Research Fellowships offered by the NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium now open
The NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium is offering fellowships for undergraduate students who desire a career in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) related programs and are interested in working on a research project under the supervision of a faculty member who will act as their research advisor. These undergraduate affiliate fellowships are awarded by the applicant’s college or university. The amount awarded varies from each institution. Applicants for these fellowships must be full-time undergraduate students of US citizenship. Female and minority students are strongly encouraged to apply. Please contact your institution’s representative to inquire about the amount of these fellowships.
The WV Science Public Outreach Team (SPOT) is now recruiting new college ambassadors
The West Virginia Science Public Outreach Team is a statewide program operated out of the Green Bank Observatory that recruits and trains undergraduate ambassadors to bring presentations about current West Virginia science to K-12 classrooms (and get PAID).
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
- 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
- NANOGrav Physics Frontiers Center Spring 2019 Collaboration Meeting at University of Washington Bothell, March 27-29, 2019
- GWAC/Track 1 Meeting: Monday, February 21, 2019, 11 am, G51 White Hall
- GWAC/Track 1 meeting: Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018, 9:00 am, White Hall G51
- GWAC Center meeting: Thursday, September 28th, 4:00 pm White Hall, G51