Cody’s successful Master’s defense

Thursday, July 2, 2015

On July 2, Cody Arceneaux successfully defended his Master’s of Science thesis “FScan Code Development for Advanced LIGO Detector Characterization”. Congratulations, Cody!

Energy Boost from Black Holes

Friday, June 26, 2015

Our new Physical Review Letters paper is out. Particles orbiting near a spinning black hole might collide and get ejected with much more energy than previous calculations showed. Read all about it in this APS Physics Focus story, on pro-physik (in German), at the Ole Miss website, at the IST website (in Portuguese)…

Emanuele and Hector in Lisbon

Friday, May 29, 2015

Emanuele and Hector are visiting the GRIT group in Lisbon for a few weeks.


Dedication of Advanced LIGO

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Advanced LIGO Project was officially dedicated on May 19th in a ceremony held at the LIGO Hanford facility in Richland, Washington. The hunt for gravitational waves is on! Read more at this link .

Visit by Atsushi Nishizawa

Monday, April 6, 2015

Atsushi Nishizawa is visiting the gravity group this week. Atsushi is currently a postdoc at Caltech, and he will join our gravity group in February 2016. Today he will give a colloquium on “Testing gravity with gravitational waves”. Welcome, Atsushi!