Gravitational Wave Technology and Education

Exploring the world of astrophysics through gravitational waves

 

The Gravitational Wave Technology and Education discipline looks at the development of gravitational wave detectors.

The group is improving gravitational wave observatories by focusing on the following areas:

  • advanced and high-power optics
  • quantum measurement systems
  • nanofabrication and materials science
  • advanced vibration isolation
  • geophysics instrumentation
  • advanced data processing
  • relativistic astrophysics

Along with research into gravitational waves, the discipline also works to educate the public, encouraging more people to become involved in science through the use of facilities such as UWA’s Gingin Gravity Precinct.

Current projects:

  • Vibration isolation for airborne mineral exploration
  • Ultralow frequency vibration isolation: industry applications
  • Research in Einsteinian Physics Education for Schools
  • Robotic telescope applications and space technology
  • Passive seismic imaging for resource mapping, surveillance and vibration source mapping

Research opportunities are available for students. To submit an expression of interest for a research opportunity, fill out our form or email us with any questions you might have.

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More than 20 members of the UWA Gravity Discovery Centre Foundation shared the $3 million International Breakthrough Prize for the discovery of gravitational waves in 2016

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The education program at the Gingin facility has raised $7 million from unconventional funding sources

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The geophysics research undertaken by the group involves close collaboration with CSIRO and international researchers

Contact Winthrop Professor David Blair

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