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Gravitational Waves and
Multimessenger Astrophysics

About the Camp

Come join us in exploring some of the most extreme objects in our universe! In this three-day camp, you will get to work directly with researchers in physics and astronomy who wake up every day to answer a mind-bending question: What happens when stars collide? Not only will you learn how to use gravitational-wave astronomy to detect and characterize black holes and neutron stars, but you will also get hands-on experience with data analysis tools and methods including high-performance computing and machine learning.  

Interested applicants will need to complete a short application which will be available on February 7th. Please note, the application will be due in March 2024.  Applicants who are accepted into the camp will be contacted and provided additional information to complete the registration process. Registration is free for accepted applicants, but only a limited number of spots are available. Please reach out to us at with any questions or if you would prefer to receive the application information via email. Also, housing is not inluded in this camp.

You can view the application HERE.



Dates: June 25-27, 2024 (Tuesday-Thursday)

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: University Park 

Grades: Students entering grades 9-12 in Fall 2024

Lunch and Snacks: Activity breaks will be taken each day to allow kids to eat their peanut-free snacks that they bring from home. Campers will eat lunch in the dining commons each day.


Contact us via email at or give us a call at (814) 865-0083.

 Office of Science Outreach, 201 Ritenour Building, University Park, PA 16802

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