GWPAC and Department of Physics faculty members Jocelyn Read and Josh Smith attended the Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy Workshop (GWPAW) held December 17- 20, 2013 at the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) in Pune, India.

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Both were invited to present on aspects of gravitational-wave astronomy, Jocelyn on "Measuring the Neutron Star Equation of State," and Josh on "Detector characterization to prepare for the first gravitational-wave detections."

The workshop was a gathering of 173 gravitational-wave scientists from around the world, and was held at a particularly exciting time, as India and the United States are strengthening their collaboration in gravitational-wave astronomy. We're looking forward to future Indo-Fullerton gravitaitonal-wave research. 

Many thanks to the scientific and local organizing committees, particularly the meeting chair, Sukanta Bose (IUCAA & Washington State U.).