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Duncan Brown, the Charles Brightman professor of physics, was also interviewed for Quanta magazine for the article The Latest Black Hole Collision Comes with a Twist.
Alex Nitz G’15, who earned a Ph.D. in physics, helped detect the signal on Jan. 4, 2017, using a software package he began developing at Syracuse.
On Thursday, Feb. 2, faculty members from Syracuse University and MIT joined together in New York City for a panel discussion on the historic discovery of gravitational waves. Syracuse University professors Duncan Brown and Peter Saulson and associate professor Stefan…
The College of Arts and Sciences is celebrating the appointment of Duncan Brown as the inaugural Charles Brightman Professor of Physics. A world-renowned expert in gravitational-wave astronomy and astrophysics, Brown will be honored by Syracuse on Thursday, Oct. 20, in…
A physicist in the College of Arts and Sciences has been awarded a major grant to continue the search for gravitational waves using the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO). Peter Saulson, the Martin A. Pomerantz ’37 Professor of Physics, is…
Gravitational Waves Discovery, New Carnegie Classification Underscore Research Excellence at Syracuse
From all over campus to all around the world, a momentous discovery in the world of physics was made known Thursday.
The discovery confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein’s 1915 general theory of relativity.
LIGO Opens New Window on the Universe with Observation of Gravitational Waves from Colliding Black Holes
A century after Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves, the National Science Foundation will gather scientists from Syracuse University, Caltech, MIT and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration to update the scientific community on efforts to detect them.