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.
Storytelling with Science: A Conversation and Book Signing with Sarah Scoles - Tuesday, September 11th, 12 pm, 130 Colson Hall
"Making Contact" is an examination of the science behind the search for extraterrestrial intelligence and the life of its pioneer, Jill Tarter, the inspiration for the main character in Carl Sagan's "Contact."
A Cosmic Perspective: Searching for Aliens, Finding Ourselves - A public lecture by Dr. Jill Tarter, Monday, September 10th, 7 pm, G21 Ming Hsieh Hall
Are we alone? Humans have been asking this question throughout history. We want to know where we came from, how we fit into the cosmos and where we are going. We want to know whether there is life beyond the Earth and whether any of it is intelligent.
Yet again, Einstein's theory passes the test with flying colors
Einstein’s theory of gravity, general relativity, predicts that all objects fall in the same way, regardless of their mass or composition. But does this principle also hold for objects with extreme gravity?
Air Force veteran wins prestigious Goldwater Scholarship
As a child in Texas, Rodney Elliott dreamed of going to college and studying science but it was a dream deferred because of family finances. He joined the Air Force and, after a 20-year career, enrolled at West Virginia University gaining accolades, not just from his professors, but by winning the most prestigious undergraduate scholarship in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering—the Goldwater Scholarship.
Frontiers of Astrophysics: How Discoveries Can Change Our Lives - Public lecture on Wednesday, April 25th at 7 p.m. in G09 White Hall
Dr. Joan Centrella of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center will be presenting a public lecture on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at 7 pm in G-09 White Hall on the downtown WVU campus.
"The Giant Telescopes of the Future” - Public talk on Friday, March 2 at 7 p.m. in G09 White Hall.
Sarah Kendrew, an astronomer and instrument scientist at the European Space Agency, will give a talk on “The Giant Telescopes of the Future” on Friday, March 2 at 7 p.m. in G09 White Hall.
JWST Workshop, Friday March 2nd at 12 pm, White Hall G51
Dr. Sarah Kendrew from the Space Telescope Science Institute is employed by the European Space Agency and is an instrument scientist for the mid-infrared spectrometer on JWST. She will lead a workshop on proposing tools for JWST. This will be targeted specifically at astronomers.
NANOGrav Physics Frontiers Center Fall 2018 Collaboration Meeting at Green Bank Observatory, October 15-17, 2018
For more information: nanograv.org/meetings
- SPOT Informational Meeting - Thursday, September 6th at 6 pm, White Hall Room 105
- Track 1/GWAC Center meeting: Friday, August 24th, 3:00 pm White Hall, G51
- Green Bank Telescope (GBT) Remote Observer Training Workshop - September 17-18, 2018
- International Pulsar Timing Array Student Workshop and Science Meeting, June 2018
- GWAC Center meeting: Tuesday, February 20th, 9:00 am White Hall, G51
- GWAC Center meeting: Thursday, December 14th, 9:00 am White Hall, G51
- GWAC Center meeting: Thursday, September 28th, 4:00 pm White Hall, G51
- GWAC Center meeting: Tuesday, August 29th, 4:00 pm White Hall, G51
- Advisory Board Meeting Friday, May 26th, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Mountainlair, Bluestone Room