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The Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA) has awarded Jocelyn Read and Geoffrey Lovelace $75,000 for the two year project, "Developing a Numerical Injection Analysis Pipeline for Gravitational Waves from Merging Black Holes and Neutron Stars".

Lovelace and Read lead a 2014 GWPAC group meeting.

This Multi-Investigator Cottrell College Science Award, together with a $25,000 match from CSUF, will support research by Geoffrey, Jocelyn, and their students to compute and combine analytical and numerical gravitational waveforms of merging black holes and neutron stars. This combination of theoretical astrophysics and computational relativity will help maximize the scientific output of gravitational-wave detectors such as the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (Advanced LIGO). 

Jocelyn and Geoffrey joined CSUF in 2012, and have both developed active research programs. In addition to this RCSA support, Jocelyn and Geoffrey are funded by the NSF for the projects, "RUI: Dense Matter and Gravitational Waves: The Coalescence of Neutron Star Binaries" and "RUI: Numerical Simulations of Merging Black Holes and Neutron Stars," respectively. Together, they administer Orange county Relativity Cluster for Astronomy (ORCA) - a 240 core supercomputer located on the CSU Fullerton campus and used for gravitational-wave research.

Congratulations Geoffrey and Jocelyn!