Eberly News

How colliding neutron stars could shed light on universal mysteries

An important breakthrough in how we can understand dead star collisions and the expansion of the universe has been made by an international team that includes researchers from the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Signals from deep space

West Virginia University’s  Duncan Lorimer might be the godfather of the fast radio burst, but a pair of international students has taken exploring these mysterious cosmic flashes to a new level.

Eberly College announces first three Woodburn Fellows

The Eberly College Dean’s Office has announced the first cohort of Woodburn Fellowship recipients, whose two-year terms start in August 2020.

Eberly College announces 2019-2020 outstanding student awards

Congratulations to our outstanding seniors and graduate assistants for 2019-2020!

WVU offers all biology, chemistry and physics labs online this summer

WVU's Eberly College is ahead of many other universities across the country in offering all biology, chemistry and physics labs online this summer. This is the first time WVU has offered all basic labs online.

Putting gloves into the right hands

WVU researchers donate protective gear to COVID-19 efforts

Celebrating the past, present and future of space science

Professor of Physics Paul Cassak is among a select group of scientists tackling grand challenges in space in a new series from the American Geophysical Union.

In a nearby galaxy, a fast radio burst unravels more questions than answers

For more than a decade, astronomers across the globe have wrestled with the perplexities of fast radio bursts — intense, unexplained cosmic flashes of energy, light years away, that pop for mere milliseconds. 

WVU astronomers help detect the most massive neutron star ever measured

West Virginia University researchers have helped discover the most massive neutron star to date, a breakthrough uncovered through the Green Bank Telescope in Pocahontas County.

An unexpected path to discovery

When Alec Neu arrived at West Virginia University as a journalism major in 2013, he never expected to end up at NASA.