Experimental Gravitation & Particle Astrophysics

LIGO: the quest for gravitational waves

The Experimental Gravitation and Particle Astrophysics group at UMass Amherst is exploring new windows on the Universe, at the interface of particle physics, nuclear physics and astrophysics. We participate in three projects:

  • LIGO: the quest for gravitational waves.
  • BOREXINO: neutrinos as messengers from the Sun and the Earth.
  • DARKSIDE: a new experiment for Dark Matter detection.