Gravitational Physics News
Wednesday 15th February 2017
One year after the discovery of gravitational waves for the first time, work in this area of research continues and the School's Gravitational Waves Research Group is heavily involved …
Monday 23rd January 2017
The LIGO team has won the prestigious Royal Astronomical Society’s Group Achievement Award for last year’s detection of gravitational waves for the first time …
Friday 25th November 2016
A large oil painting entitled "Infinite LIGO dreams" inspired by the first ever detection of gravitational waves was unveiled today at the School of Physics and Astronomy …
Friday 25th November 2016
The Gravitational Physics Group has been awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to the University, part of the Celebrating Excellence Awards for 2016 …
Wednesday 15th June 2016
Advanced algorithms jointly developed in the School of Physics and Astronomy enable LIGO scientists to detect "fantastically weak" gravitational wave signals from the merging of two black holes …
Thursday 11th February 2016
Cardiff University scientists open a new window into the Universe as gravitational waves are detected for the first time …
Tuesday 22nd December 2015
Over 220 people came to join us in celebrating Einstein's Revolution on Wednesday 9th December. With a wine and cheese reception, and three very engaging talks, it was an excellent event at which to celebrate 100 years of this remarkable theory, and Cardiff's involvement in research around it.
Monday 5th October 2015
Cardiff University researchers begin their search for tiny ripples in space.
Tuesday 19th May 2015
An international project involving University researchers, set-up to find the first direct evidence of the existence of gravitational waves, will be officially inaugurated at a ceremony in the US today [19 May 2015].
Thursday 16th April 2015
Dr Patricia Schmidt wins the 2015 IOP Gravitational Physics Thesis Prize
Thursday 8th January 2015
Cardiff Gravitational Physics Group is seeking applications to fill two postdoctoral research associate positions …
Friday 14th November 2014
A team of Cardiff University researchers have made a breakthrough in helping scientists discover hundreds of black holes throughout the universe.
Monday 27th October 2014
Latest findings published in Physical Review X.
UPDATED: Friday 4th April 2014
The BICEP2 collaboration today announced the first direct evidence for Cosmic Inflation. Their results also represent the first images of gravitational waves, which have been described as the “first tremors of the Big Bang.” …
Tuesday 31st December 2013
ESA decides on next Large Mission Concepts.
Friday 20th December 2013
Get ready for the era of gravitational wave astronomy.
Monday 10th December 2012
Cardiff scientists are about to undertake the world's most complete study to date of colliding black holes.
Monday 1st October 2012
Cardiff scientists are a step closer to understanding how black holes form.
Friday 14th September 2012
It is with the greatest sadness that we announce our dear colleague Professor Leonid Grishchuk has passed away.
Wednesday 2nd November 2011
A consortium of researchers will use Europe's fastest supercomputers to study black hole collisions and hopefully find elusive gravitational waves.