WVU helps net $2 million NSF award to build international gravitational wave detection network – including the Green Bank Telescope

The hunt for more evidence of gravitational waves – ripples in spacetime formed by cataclysmic events in the distant universe – will be accelerated with a nearly $2 million National Science Foundation grant awarded to a West Virginia University scientist and her colleagues.

In all, 11 telescopes, including the Green Bank Telescope, spanning nine countries will be utilized for the project, titled “AccelNet-Implementation: The International Pulsar Timing Array.”

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