Fresno State observatory joins international research program

The Fresno BeeJuly 9, 2014 

Fresno State's station at Sierra Remote Observatories was accepted into a research program that seeks to prove part of Einstein's theory of general relativity.

Physics students will join over 800 scientists from 13 countries in the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory Scientific Collaboration. The group is trying to detect gravitation waves -- ripples in space created by extreme cosmic events.

The observatory will support the group's research, which begins next year.

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