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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.

Free public lecture on February 18: "The Race to Grow Enough Food for Everyone” (15 February 2017)

Measuring entropy: A scanning-tunneling microscope provides a glimpse of the mysterious property (13 February 2017)

How best to treat infections and tumors: Choice of containment versus aggressive treatment depends on drug resistance (9 February 2017)

Free public lecture on February 11: "One World . . . One Health" 2017 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science (9 February 2017)

Ernest C. Pollard Lecture Set for February 13 (6 February 2017)

New Technologies Against Infectious Diseases: Free public lecture on February 4 in the 2017 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science (31 January 2017)

Three Eberly College of Science faculty members elected as Fellows of the AAAS (31 January 2017)

Mostafá and Dykstra awarded C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching (31 January 2017)

Coutu and Mostafá Elected as Fellows of the American Physical Society (26 January 2017)

The Rise and Fall of Diseases Caused by Insects is a free public lecture on January 28  in the 2017 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science (25 January 2017)

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