Members of WUGRAV (the Washington University Gravity Group) work in General Relativistic Astrophysics -- the study of astrophysical phenomena requiring Einstein's theory of general relativity.

To study these phenomena, we use both analytic techniques and supercomputer simulations. In particular, investigations of the emission of gravitational waves in collisions of black holes and/or neutron stars will aid us in understanding results from the detection of gravitational waves by ground-based or space-based laser-interferometric observatories (see LIGO, VIRGO and LISA), as well as other observations in X-ray and Gamma-ray astronomy.

Many of our projects are carried out in collaboration with the astrophysics theory group in Hong Kong and the general relativity and cosmology group (GReCO) at the Institute of Astrophysics of Paris.

However, the best way to get a sense of what we do is to browse through this site. Thank you for visiting WUGRAV!