International Summer Research Program in Gravitational-Wave Physics:
Research Experiences for Undergraduates around the world

Cardiff University
Director: Prof. B. S. Sathyaprakash
The Cardiff University gravitational physics group is at the forefront of the quest to detect gravitational-wave signals in the data from the LIGO, GEO, and Virgo detectors. Group members play leading roles in the search for signals from the merger of binaries of neutron stars and black holes, and for gravitational waves associated with astrophysical phenomena such as gamma-ray bursts. The Cardiff group is also actively developing new techniques for locating and extracting these weak signals from the noisy detector data streams using cutting-edge data mining techniques. The group has three faculty members and several postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduates.