LIGO and Virgo make first detection of gravitational waves produced by colliding neutron stars
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WVU's Benedum Distinguished Scholars to present public lectures
The four 2016-17 Claude Worthington Benedum Distinguished Scholars at West Virginia University will present highlights of their award-wining research in individual lectures this fall, beginning this week. All members of the campus and local community are invited to attend these lectures and the receptions following.
WVU physicists chase new ‘wave’ of condensed matter research
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.
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.
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.
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.