This is the website of the University of Birmingham Gravitational Wave Group, part of the Astrophysics & Space Research Group in the School of Physics and Astronomy.

We are a multi-disciplinary research group that brings together expertise in experimental laser optics, gravitational physics, astrophysics and advanced theoretical and numerical methods to open a new observational window on the Universe by capturing ripples in the fabric of space-time.

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News Fellowship opportunities July 15, 2015


The Royal Society, STFC and European Commission have schemes for highly prestigious personal fellowships with deadlines in August/September 2015. Over the years we have been successful in supporting strong candidates to receive these fellowships to be held within our group. Those who wish to apply for the current round can find details about eligibility, application procedures and closing dates here.

News Website update: Publications & science summaries May 26, 2015


We have updated our website to include a list of recent publications by members of the group. For selected papers, we have also started to compile science summaries, which give a brief introduction for non-specialists. We hope that they are an enjoyable read.

News Additional PhD position available January 24, 2015


PhD position open to all applicants (including overseas)

The gravitational wave group at the University of Birmingham has an opening for a fully funded PhD student in gravitational wave astrophysics starting Autumn 2015.

The Birmingham Astrophysics and Space Research group are active in the full range of gravitational wave science, from ground-based advanced detectors to pulsar timing arrays. Our research covers instrumental science, data analysis and astrophysics of gravitational wave sources. The group has expanded in recent years and now has 6 faculty, 2 research fellows, 5 postdocs and 13 PhD students.

We are seeking an excellent student for a PhD project in the data analysis and astrophysical interpretation of gravitational waves from coalescence of compact binaries (black holes and neutron stars).

This position has funding for full-time research for 3.5 years, including full coverage of tuition fees for students of any nationality plus an annual stipend.

Please apply online. The screening of applications will begin on Feb 15th and continue until a suitable candidate is found. For more information contact Dr John Veitch.

News New Publication January 8, 2015


News Recent Publications and Other News September 6, 2014


News GraWIToN PhD positions April 25, 2014


News Recent Publications April 15, 2014


News Tenured faculty position February 28, 2014


News Recent Publications February 28, 2014


News Recent Publications and Awards October 29, 2013


News PhD positions announced 1 October, 2014


News Promotions and new joiners September 4, 2013


News Recent Publications August 4, 2013


News Awards! July 11, 2013


News Event: Making the Invisible Visible 20 March, 2013


News Postdoctoral position in Gravitational-Wave Astrophysics 1 February, 2012


News Chiara Mingarelli named Very Early Career Woman Physicist Prize runner-up 7 December, 2012


News Parameter Estimation with interpolated waveforms 6 November, 2012


News The LIGO Magazine 12 October, 2012


News Recent Publications 1 October, 2012