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Second Anniversary of the First Detection and a New Job!

14 Sep 2017, 15:26 UTC
Second Anniversary of the First Detection and a New Job!
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While posts here have been long awaited, I've been busy doing research, teaching, and changed my job! I've just started a new job as an assistant professor at Villanova University and an academic job search is quite intensive (perhaps I will write about finding a faculty job soon). Also, I've been writing some other things. I've written a TED-Ed video/lesson on gravitational waves and it premiers today (you can view it here), I have a PhysicsWorld Discovery text on "Gravitational Waves" coming soon, and have written a few other things here and there. So, now that I've moved from Baton Rouge to the suburbs of Philadelphia, I have some time to talk with all of you again.ANNIVERSARY OF GW150914: WHERE IS IT NOW?Today is the second anniversary of the first detection of gravitational waves. That got me thinking of about where the front of that wave is now...The colored area on this map shows the most probable source of the detected gravitational wave where red is more likely than purple. The location is shown against a map of the night sky centered on the Milky Way galaxy with constellations outlined. [Credits: NASA Deep Star Maps (Visualization Credits, Ernie Wright (USRA): ...

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