SU awarded grant for gravitational-wave detectors

Stefan Ballmer and Duncan Brown are two Syracuse University physicists among the winners of a $2.1 million National Science Foundation award for studying the potential in developing third-generation global gravitational-wave detectors. Both physicists belong to the Gravitational Wave Group in the Department of Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences. SU’s $240,006 portion of the project is titled “Collaborative Research: The Next Generation of Gravitational Wave Detectors.” The funding-backed project aims to drive U.S. participation in developing this third-generation gravitational-wave network and pushing forward the U.S. role in the future of gravitational-wave astronomy. The project team hopes to capitalize on the promise of two prior breakthroughs in the field of gravitational-wave science.

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