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

The Daily Northwestern

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

The Daily Northwestern

Physics and astronomy Prof. Shane Larson — the associate director of CIERA at NU — is on the team working on a new gravitational wave detector.

Northwestern professor among International team of scientists slated to build new gravitational wave detector

February 1, 2024

An international team of scientists, including physics and astronomy Prof. Shane Larson, will construct a new gravitational wave detector with the European Space Agency over the next 10 years, the University...

NASA Space Apps participants meet outside the Hackathon venue for a group picture. Among the 60 participants were Chicago-area high school students, members of sponsoring organizations, and undergraduate students from various Illinois and Wisconsin universities.

CIERA hosts Chicago chapter of NASA International Space Apps Challenge 2023

October 8, 2023

Northwestern’s Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics hosted the Chicago chapter of the NASA International Space Apps Challenge in Evanston over the weekend.  The two-day...

Brainstorm: Looking for life among the stars

Brainstorm: Looking for life among the stars

April 25, 2022

    Far from the lightspeed space travel of science fiction, real-life astrobiologists apply disciplines ranging from computer programming to molecular analysis in order to study alien...

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...

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