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Gravitational Waves & Multi-Messenger Astronomy

Gravitational Wave Data Analysis, Black Hole & Neutron Star Mergers, Gravitational Wave Sources & Their Electromagnetic Counterparts

Image Credit: NSF/LIGO/Sonoma State University/A. Simonnet

The discovery of gravitational waves with LIGO opened a whole new window into the Cosmos. Previously ‘dark’ phenomena such as black hole mergers, which emit no light, can now be studied using the gravitational waves they emit. Some phenomena, including neutron star mergers, send us multiple ‘messengers’ – photons (light), gravitational waves, or neutrinos. Using combinations of these messengers to study the Cosmos, called multi-messenger astronomy, is revolutionizing our view of the universe.


Postdoctoral Position in Transient Astrophysics

Deadline: 11:59pm, December 15, 2018

The Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) at Northwestern University invites applications for a postdoctoral associate position with Professor Wen-fai Fong in the field of astrophysical transients. Specific areas include discovery and characterization of EM counterparts to gravitational wave sources, gamma-ray bursts, and host galaxy environments. The successful candidate will lead and



Core Astronomy Faculty