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

Cardiff University
Contact: Dr. Kate Dooley

The Gravity Exploration Institute at Cardiff University is at the forefront of the quest to detect gravitational waves from the LIGO, Virgo and Kagra detectors and in planning and developing future detectors such as the Einstein Telescope and LISA.

Group members play leading roles in many areas including: the search for signals from the mergers of binary neutron stars and black holes, and for gravitational waves associated with astrophysical phenomena such as gamma-ray bursts; the modelling of astrophysical sources of gravitational waves using analytical and numerical relativity; the astrophysical interpretations of the detections made to date; and the design and commissioning of current and future gravitational wave detectors.

Cardiff University is a founding member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and of GEO600. The Gravity Exploration Institute has 12 faculty (full- and part-time), 10 postdoctoral researchers, and 16 graduate students.