Asymmetric mass ratios for bright double neutron-star mergers
An important breakthrough in how we can understand dead star collisions and the expansion of the universe has been made by an international team that includes researchers with the Center for Gravitational Waves and Cosmology at West Virginia University.
- Center affiliate Dr. Jason Best promoted to assistant provost for distance education and strategic research initiatives
- Signals from deep space: WVU students develop AI to detect fast radio bursts
Two graduate students awarded the O. Rex Ford Scholarship
Two WVU graduate students were recently awarded the O. Rex Ford Scholarship for Physics. Caitlin Witt and Brent Shapiro-Albert were chosen for this prestigious award based on academic excellence.
Isabella Gibson awarded undergraduate scholarship
Isabella Gibson, a sophomore physics major in Physics and Astronomy at WVU, was awarded the O. Rex Ford Scholarship for undergraduate studies.
Jacob Cardinal Tremblay wins Endowed Physics Scholarship
Jacob Cardinal Tremblay, an undergraduate student in Physics and Astronomy at WVU, was recently awarded the 2019-2020 Ratna and Vaman Naik Endowed Physics Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to students who display excellence in academic merit.
Thiago Assumpção wins the Arthur Weldon Prize
Thiago Assumpção was recently awarded the Arthur Weldon Prize.
Graduates move on to research internships at Green Bank Observatory this summer
Olivia Young and Gabriella Agazie will be moving into internships at Green Bank Observatory (GBO) this summer before starting their graduate school careers.
Nihan Pol receives Postdoctoral Fellowship
Nihan Pol, a graduate student in Physics and Astronomy, was awarded the Vanderbilt Initiative in Data-Intensive Astrophysics (VIDA) prize postdoctoral fellowship in multi-messenger astrophysics at Vanderbilt University. VIDA research is focused on the burgeoning arena of astro-informatics, which confronts the challenges of Big Data analytics, often employs simulation-based methods and machine learning, and lives at the interface of astrophysics, data science, and statistics. At Vanderbilt, he will work with Dr. Stephen Taylor beginning August of 2020.
- Pulsars with Haley as featured on Skype's "Ask a Scientist"
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
- SPOT Informational Meeting - Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 6 pm, White Hall Room 105
- Pulsar Search Collaboratory Camp at Green Bank Observatory, July 14-20, 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 NSF Site Visit, April 29-30, 2019, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
- 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