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Telescope photo of the Andromeda Galaxy, provided by NASA.

Photo courtesy of NASA.

The astrophysics group at OSU has active research programs in theoretical and computational astrophysics, gravitational-wave astronomy, pulsar timing, data analysis, general relativity and cosmology.

North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav)

Oregon State University is the lead institution for a $17 million National Science Foundation center devoted to pushing the boundaries of physics knowledge by studying the universe through low-frequency gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of time-space.