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Gravitational Wave Spiral Simulation: Werner Benger (AEI/ZIB)
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Press Releases & Feature Stories

With A Deadly Embrace, 'Spidery' Pulsars Consume Their Mates

02.20.2014
Learn how astronomers discovered PSR J1311-3430, a record-breaking black widow binary and the first of its kind discovered solely through gamma-ray observations.

Science Outreach Reaches In

07.23.2013
Some 60 scientists, researchers, interns and outreach personnel manned stations for the annual Science Jamboree at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., on July 16.

NASA-Led Study Explains Decades of Black Hole Observations

06.14.2013
A new study by astronomers at NASA, Johns Hopkins University and the Rochester Institute of Technology suspicions about how stellar-mass black holes produce their highest-energy light.

Simulations Uncover 'Flashy' Secrets of Merging Black Holes

09.27.2012
Scientists use simulations to investigate what kind of "flash" might be seen by telescopes when astronomers ultimately find gravitational signals from merging black holes.

NASA Pinning Down 'Here' Better Than Ever

02.23.2012
NASA is helping to lead an international effort to upgrade the four systems that supply crucial location information in pinpointing where "here" is.
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Laboratory News

2013 Robert H. Goddard Awards for ASD

02.06.2014
Science (Individual and Team Recognition) Elizabeth Hays (661), Aki Roberge (667), Charles Bowers (667)
Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity (Individual and Team Recognition John Baker (663), Jane Rigby (665)
Mentoring (Individual and Team Recognition) The Balloon Experimental Twin Telescope for Infrared Interferometry (BETTII) Team - Stephen Rinehart (665)
Outreach (Individual and Team Recognition) Amber Straughn (665)
Robert H. Goddard Award of Merit (Individual Only) Alice Harding (663)

Vigdor Teplitz honored with an "individual certificate of appreciation"

12.18.2013
The Assistant Secretary of State for Ocean, Environment and Scientific Affairs presented Vigdor Teplitz (663 emeritus) with an "individual certificate of appreciation" for "exceptional, sustained performance in furthering the international cooperation goals outlined in the President's June, 2010 National Space Policy." The award recognized recognized efforts to help NASA get South Africa to join in realizing the President's Asteroid Initiative, in general, and to obtain access to a specific South African radar, in particular.
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Overview

The Gravitational Astrophysics Laboratory conducts a broad range of scientific investigations to test Einstein's theory of General Relativity. The Laboratory provides the science and technical leadership to develop space-based gravitational wave detection systems. Research encompasses a variety of areas, including numerical relativity, LISA mission sources and data analysis, integrated modeling, theoretical modeling of high-energy astrophysics sources, and interferometry.

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