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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

A gray telescope sits on a purple platform in the gray metal dome of Dearborn Observatory.

Space mission with NU scientists named finalist for NASA exploration program

January 10, 2023

A space mission involving Northwestern astrophysicists has been selected as a finalist to lead NASA’s Explorers Program, the University announced in a news release. The STAR-X mission, one of two...

Illustration inspired by the black hole-neutron star merger. A bright blue circle approaches a black hole, surrounded by colorful swirls.

Northwestern astrophysicists among research team that discovered first black hole-neutron star mergers

June 30, 2021

An international team of astrophysicists, including two Northwestern researchers, detected the first black hole-neutron star mergers, according to a Wednesday news release. The researchers detected...

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 29, 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 17, 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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