Gravitational Wave Astrophysics
The Gravitational Wave Group at the University of Birmingham is part of a worldwide effort of scientists searching for Gravitational Waves. Gravitational Waves have only been detected indirectly but over the next five to ten years we hope to directly detect Gravitational Waves using ground based interferometers, such as Advanced LIGO, as well as pulsar timing arrays. When we directly detect Gravitational Waves we will be able to use them to do Astrophysics research, learning about the sources of these waves, such as Black Holes and Neutron Stars. Explore our site to learn more about the work we do in Gravitational Wave Astrophysics.
To learn more about the physics of Gravitational Waves and how we use ground based interferometers to detect them, please visit our e-book on Gravitational Wave detection.