Eberly News

WVU physicists chase new ‘wave’ of condensed matter research

Just one year after arriving at West Virginia University, physicist Lian Li is taking physics research to new frontiers.  

WVU Planetarium and Observatory to host pre-eclipse event Aug. 19

Almost every 18 months, a total solar eclipse is visible to some part of the world. However, the United States hasn’t had a total solar eclipse since 1994. For the first time during the 21st century, a total solar eclipse will be visible across the United States on Monday, Aug. 21.  

First-Generation Faculty: Earl Scime

A number of students beginning their academic career at WVU are embarking on a journey that no one in their families have before, becoming the first generation of their families to earn four-year degrees. 

Funding the future

WVU finance grad creates STEM scholarship 

WVU researchers help detect gravitational waves for the third time; confirm new population of black holes

West Virginia University researchers were part of a team that detected gravitational waves for the third time since 2015, once again confirming Albert Einstein's Theory of General Relativity.

WVU coaches area students to highest award at global robotics championship

The expertise of West Virginia University, the experience of community mentors and the minds of West Virginia high school students created a winning formula at the world’s largest event for STEM students. 

Mark Koepke

Koepke chosen chair-elect of national laser user group

On April 26, Mark Koepke, professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, was chosen as chair-elect of the OMEGA Laser User Group. 

Crystin Povenski

WVU Eberly College announces 2017 Outstanding Staff Award recipients

The WVU Eberly College of Arts and Sciences has named four recipients of its 2017 Outstanding Staff Award:  Crystin “Crys” Povenski, Vicki Snively, Hope Stewart and Robin Swaney. 

WVU to celebrate Einstein during month-long event

Over 100 years ago, Einstein predicted gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of space and time caused by energetic processes in the universe. Just last year, two professors at West Virginia University helped discover gravitational waves and verify Einstein’s theory.

Physicist explores science behind smartphones

The computer, and the devices that use them, are considered one of the biggest success stories of modern physics.