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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.

New NSF-funded ultrafast microscopy laboratory to support research of 2D materials (15 October 2018)

NSF grant to promote student success in STEM: Eberly College of Science awarded $1 million to expand programs across multiple Penn State campuses (11 October 2018)

Four Alumni Honored with Penn State’s Outstanding Science Alumni Award (11 October 2018)

Girirajan awarded C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching (10 October 2018)

Palma awarded C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching (10 October 2018)

Axtell awarded the Masatoshi Nei Innovation Prize in Biology (8 October 2018)

Hong Ma named associate dean for research and innovation in the Eberly College of Science (2 October 2018)

Giraffe babies inherit spot patterns from their mothers (2 October 2018)

Russel E. Marker lectures in Astronomy and Astrophysics set for October 8, 9, and 10 (1 October 2018)

Mark Levi named interim head of Department of Mathematics (1 October 2018)

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