As part of a National Science Foundation meeting with congress on February 5, 2018, CIERA Director Vicky Kalogera was invited to meet one-on-one with U.S. Congressman John Culberson, from Texas. Professor Kalogera described and answered questions about the double neutron star merger that made impressive headlines in the fall of 2017. National Science Foundation Director France A. Córdova was present for the meeting.
Per Representative Culberson’s website, “As a long-time space-enthusiast and NASA advocate, one of John’s top priorities is to see NASA return to its core mission of scientific research so that America remains the world-leader in space exploration. He is also a zealous advocate for increasing national investment in medical and scientific research, and recognizes that breakthroughs in these areas are vital to the economic and technological challenges we face in the 21st century.”
Learn more about the neutron star discovery.