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Sean McWilliams, Gravitational Wave Astronomer

Assistant Professor in the West Virginia University Department Of Physics And Astronomy and gravitational wave astronomer.

“As a member of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), McWilliams was part of a team that directly detected gravitational waves, or ripples in space and time, from the collision of two black holes. The computational models developed by McWilliams and his colleagues played a pivotal role in the discovery, which received the Noble Prize in physics.”

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