Eberly News

WVU astrophysicist recognized as emerging leader in research

Astrophysicist Sarah Burke-Spolaor is among this year’s Sloan Fellows, scholars recognized as emerging leaders in science. She is one of 128 young faculty members from the U.S. and Canada to receive the competitive award.

Four Eberly College students selected for WVU Foundation scholarships

The Office of Graduate Education and Life has announced the recipients of the 2021 WVU Foundation Scholarship awards, including four from the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. 

WVU astrophysicist named international Highly Cited Researcher

Astrophysicist Maura McLaughlin has been named a 2020 Highly Cited Researcher by Web of Science, one of the world’s top research awards.

NANOGrav finds possible ‘first hints’ of low-frequency gravitational wave background

In data gathered and analyzed over 13 years, the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves Physics Frontiers Center, featuring researchers from the WVU Department of Physics and Astronomy, has found an intriguing low-frequency signal that may be attributable to gravitational waves.

WVU students lead upgrades to Green Bank Telescope

A team of WVU physics and astronomy students helped create a new radio camera for the Green Bank Telescope, the first of its kind in the U.S.

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Three WVU alumni awarded Fulbright Scholarships

Three WVU alumni will teach English abroad next year after being awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship, allowing them to develop cross-cultural competency, as well as skills to further their career goals.

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Katherine Johnson scholarship aids African American students pursuing math, science degrees at WVU

A new scholarship created as a tribute to NASA pioneer Katherine Johnson will benefit African American students studying math or science within West Virginia University’s Eberly College of Arts and Sciences.

Experience, guidance and community

Thirteen first-year college students, including four enrolled in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, connected with WVU in July for a virtual summer camp to get a head start on their college experiences.

Uncovering the invisible universe

Physicist Sean McWilliams has created an exact mathematical formula to explain the gravitational wave signals that have been observed from colliding black holes, which serve as a key validation of Albert Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity.

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.