Campus Spotlight

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Oct. 16, 2017
Photo by A. Sue Weisler

The breakthrough discovery of colliding neutron stars has changed the future of astrophysics, and RIT faculty and student researchers played a role in identifying and explaining the astronomical objects. Members of the RIT community gathered at RIT’s Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation to hear the public announcement made by an international consortium and the National Science Foundation, streamed live on Oct. 16 from Washington, D.C. RIT’s integral contributions to the LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) collaboration, from landmark research by professor Carlos Lousto, standing, and Manuela Campanelli, seated at right, have led to the university’s investment in the Frontiers in Gravitational Wave Astronomy signature research initiative.

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