WVU scientist says NASA’s Webb Telescope will boost space research at University, Green Bank Observatory

The first photos from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope have given researchers the deepest and clearest infrared look into space to date. West Virginia University researcher Maura McLaughlin, distinguished professor of physics and astronomy at the Eberly College of Arts…

LLNL-led team uses machine learning to derive black hole motion from gravitational wave data

A team including a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) mathematician and collaborators at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and the University of Mississippi, has developed a machine learning-based technique capable of automatically deriving the motion of binary black holes from raw gravitational wave data.

New NSF Physics Frontier Center Will Focus on Neutron Star Modeling in ‘Gravitational Wave Era’

A new Physics Frontier Center at UC Berkeley, supported by the National Science Foundation, expands the reach and depth of existing capabilities on campus and at neighboring Berkeley Lab in modeling one of the most violent events in the universe: the merger of neutron stars and its explosive aftermath.

Missouri S&T researchers help discover ‘black neutron star’ that changes astronomy

Gravitational wave scientists have observed what may be an entirely new population of astronomical objects, and researchers from Missouri S&T played a part in the discovery. Dr. Marco Cavaglia, professor of physics and director of Missouri S&T’s Institute for Multi-Messenger Astrophysics and Cosmology; Dr. Sudarshan Karki, a post-doctoral researcher in physics; and Kentaro Mogushi, a Ph.