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New gravity waves hit Earth after record-breaking trip through space

Gravitational waves produced by the birth of a massive black hole, a record-breaking billions of light-years from Earth, have been detected by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO). The waves were generated when two smaller black holes collided and then merged to form a larger black hole with a mass about fifty times larger than our sun's.

Read more about the new gravity waves discovery here.

Matthews receives 2018 Penn State Alumni Achievement Award (21 March 2018)

Social statistician and former U.S. Census director Robert Groves to present Clogg Lectures March 26 and 27 (19 March 2018)

Statistician Larry Wasserman to present Chemerda Lectures in Science on March 14 and 15, 2018 (7 March 2018)

Three from Eberly College of Science named Distinguished Professor (6 March 2018)

Marker Lectures in Genetic Engineering scheduled for March 12 and 13 (5 March 2018)

New crystal structures reveal a mysterious mechanism of gene regulation by the "magic spot" (22 February 2018)

Runze Li selected as Holder of the Eberly Family Chair in Statistics (19 February 2018)

Squire Booker selected as Holder of the Eberly Distinguished Chair in Science (19 February 2018)

Lectures on the Frontiers of Science #6 -- Is There Life on Other Planets? Learn how to look for signs of alien life (Event Date: 24 February 2018) (100 Thomas Building, from 24 February 2018 11:00 AM to 24 February 2018 12:30 PM)

Big black holes outpace their galaxies in growth (15 February 2018)

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