Green Bank Telescope a part of WVU & NANOGrav Physics Frontiers Center $17 million NSF Award

West Virginia University researchers are part of a team that was recently awarded $17 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the renewal of the NANOGrav Physics Frontiers Center (PFC).

By bringing together astronomers and physicists from across the United States and Canada to search for the telltale signature of gravitational waves buried in the incredibly steady ticking of distant pulsars, the NANOGrav PFC will advance the mission to “foster research at the intellectual frontiers of physics” and to “enable transformational advances in the most promising research areas.”

NANOGrav PFC monitors these pulsars using large radio telescopes, including the Green Bank Telescope.

West Virginia University researchers will direct WVU’s $3.9 million share of the award.

Read WVU’s full press release here.