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Today: Learn about black holes, Milky Way’s darkest secret

Posted by on November 19, 2020

Dr. Marco Cavaglia, professor of physics, and Dr. Shun Saito, assistant professor of physics, will present a public lecture about the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, via Zoom. Their lecture is titled “Black Holes and the Milky Way’s Darkest Secret.

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International research team detects binary black hole merger

Posted by on October 6, 2020

Researchers from Missouri S&T’s Institute for Multi-messenger Astrophysics and Cosmology are among a team of international scientists who participated in the detection of a signal from the most massive black hole merger yet observed in gravitational waves. The S&T researchers include:

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Open house for LIGO room is today

Posted by on September 26, 2019

Join the physics department 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in Room 115 Physics Building to check out the new LIGO room. Missouri S&T is the state’s only institution that belongs to the worldwide Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) scientific collaboration of researchers committed to detecting cosmic gravitational waves.

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S&T grad helps capture first image of a black hole

Posted by on April 15, 2019

For the first time, scientists have captured an image of a black hole, and a Missouri S&T graduate played an important role. Dr. Frederick K. Baganoff, a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, is among the collaborators on the international Event Horizon Telescope project to produce […]

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