Gazing up at the stars during a clear night opens up a sight to the wonders of our universe. We love to share our excitement about such fascinating objects like black holes or neutron stars that are born when extremely massive stars die, about gravitational waves — waves that propagate in the fabric of spacetime not unlike under-water waves — that were measured for the first time in 2015, and fundamental questions about the nature of gravity itself.
Here you can find information about some of our activities and we will update the website with any new events, so stay tuned.
Talking to the public
We enjoy talking to you in person, be it at public talks or to give lectures at high-schools. Here you can find some of our recent activities.
In the media
- April 24, 2020
Witek part of $680,000 NSF grant to develop Einstein Toolkit for scientists
- December 27, 2019
In the wake of the black holes (in German)
- November 12, 2019
Spotlight on new faculty: Helvi Witek, Gravitation
- November 6, 2019
Spotlight on new faculty: Nicolas Yunes, Gravitation
- January 21, 2016
Physics for the People: MSU professor and AM 1450 KMMS join forces for weekly discussion about all things physics, astronomy and the cosmos
- January 13, 2016
What is Gravity? Nico Yunes Explains
Movies for the PublicOur movies communicate some of the latest findings in theoretical astrophysics and general relativity. You can find detailed descriptions and the movies themselves at http://tinyurl.com/shapiromovies. This open site is available for viewing by both colleagues and the general public.
Beauty and wonder come alive when art combines with science. Below are some events we have hosted that spotlight ArtScience.