Maura McLaughlin

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Maura McLaughlin received her Ph.D. from Cornell University in 2001. In 2006, after an NSF Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Manchester, UK, she joined the faculty of West Virginia University, where she is the Eberly Family Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy. A significant aim of her research program is to use neutron stars to detect gravitational waves by timing the arrival of pulses from an array of ultraprecise millisecond pulsars. She is chair of the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav) collaboration and co-director of the NANOGrav Physics Frontier Center.


Viewpoint: Neutron Star Merger Seen and Heard

For the first time, researchers have detected both light and gravitational waves from the same event in space. Read More »