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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

A group of Northwestern astronomers are among a team of researchers who recently discovered the most massive binary black hole merge.

Northwestern astronomers detect massive black hole as part of international collaboration

October 5, 2020

An international team of researchers including a group of Northwestern astronomers recently detected the first ever “intermediate-mass” black hole. The researchers are all a part of the National...

Northwestern Physics and Astronomy Profs. Shane Larson and Vicky Kalogera both contributed to the discovery of the neutron star collision. The discovery occurred on Aug. 17, and the results were published on Oct. 16.

Northwestern astrophysicists reflect on discovery of neutron star collision

October 30, 2017

During her postdoctoral years at Harvard University, Northwestern physics and astronomy Prof. Vicky Kalogera said she started looking into gravitational wave astrophysics as a side project, despite discouragement...

An artist’s rendition of the collision and explosion of two neutron stars. Four Northwestern astronomers are members of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, which discovered the collision on Aug. 17.

Four NU astronomers among the first to detect neutron star collision

October 18, 2017

Four Northwestern astronomers were among the first to detect a collision of two neutron stars 130 million light-years from Earth, resulting in the type of explosion that produces heavy metals like gold...

The union of two black holes results in a massive black hole, causing gravitational waves. Northwestern scientists were among the group of researchers who
detected the waves, confirming a prediction of Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity.

Northwestern researchers part of historic gravitational waves discovery

February 11, 2016

Northwestern researchers are part of the first team of scientists to detect gravitational waves, a phenomenon first predicted by Albert Einstein, the University announced Thursday in a news release. The...

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