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The Center for Gravitational Waves and Cosmology explores the origins of the universe and the fundamental processes involved in galaxy formation, stellar evolution, and star formation through observations with telescopes across the electromagnetic and gravitational wave spectrum.

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We stand in solidarity with the BIPOC members of our center and our colleagues around the world.

We are also committed to doing the hard work necessary to eradicate racism from STEM fields and academia more broadly. Here are some resources for astronomers, compiled by Astrobites authors, that offer concrete suggestions and also recommended reading lists. Let's work together to create a more equitable, inclusive, and safe community

Astrobites: How Can We Support Black Astronomers?

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Who We Are

We are a collaboration of faculty, students, and postdocs across several Departments and institutions working together to pursue cutting edge research in gravitational wave astrophysics and cosmology.

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Our Science

We use electromagnetic and gravitational wave observatories in order to understand the most fundamental processes responsible for galaxy formation and evolution and the physical laws of our universe.

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The Center receives support through a Research Infrastructure Improvement Track 1 (RII Track 1) award of the National Science Foundation's Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR).

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