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 GraWIToN PhD positions April 25, 2014


GraWIToN PhD positions

We have two further PhD positions in gravitational-wave related projects this year. The positions are funded by the European Marie Curie Initial Training Network GraWIToN (http://www.grawiton-gw.eu/ ) and provide very attractive salary and mobility opportunities. Only non-UK candidates are eligible, no previous experience with gravitation-wave projects is required. The closing date for applications is 23.05.2014.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Andreas Freise and Ilya Mandel (contact info).

To download the details and submit an electronic application online, please go to http://www.hr.bham.ac.uk/jobs and quote the Job References 52271 or 52272.

News Recent Publications April 15, 2014


Recent publications and awards

A plot from the article "Comparison of gravitational wave detector network sky localization approximations", by Kat Grover et al., which was recently published in PRD, has been selected for the PRD Kaleidoscope feature.
The article "The Formation and Gravitational-Wave Detection of Massive Stellar Black-Hole Binaries", by Belczynski et al., has been submitted .
The cover article on Black Holes of the March 2014 issue of National Geographic lists Ilya Mandel of the University of Birmingham as one of the sources.
The article "Measuring the spin of black holes in binary systems using gravitational waves", by Vitale et al., has been submitted.
The article "Parameter estimation on compact binary coalescences with abruptly terminating gravitational waveforms", by Mandel et al., has been submitted.

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