[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/CE170100004]
Researchers Prof Matthew Bailes; Prof David McClelland; A/Prof Yuri Levin; Prof David Blair; Prof Susan Scott; A/Prof David Ottaway; Prof Andrew Melatos; A/Prof Peter Veitch; Prof Linqing Wen; Prof Daniel Shaddock; Dr Bram Slagmolen; Dr Chunnong Zhao; Prof Robin Evans; A/Prof Li Ju; Dr Duncan Galloway; Dr Eric Thrane; Prof Jarrod Hurley; A/Prof David Coward; Dr Jeffrey Cooke; Prof Warrick Couch; Dr George Hobbs; Dr David Reitze; Prof Sheila Rowan; Prof Ronggen Cai; Prof Rana Adhikari; Prof Dr Karsten Danzmann; Prof Nergis Mavalvala; Prof Shrinivas Kulkarni; Prof Dr Michael Kramer; Dr Marica Branchesi; Dr Neil Gehrels; Prof Alan Weinstein; Reader Danny Steeghs; Dr Douglas Bock
Brief description This Centre aims to explore the historic first detections of gravitational waves to understand the extreme physics of black holes and warped spacetime, and inspire the next generation of Australian scientists and engineers. The next-generation gravity wave detectors will enable a thousand-fold increase in detection volume and result in the new gravitational wave discoveries, triggering a new era of gravitational wave astrophysics. Building on decades of Australian investment in gravitational wave and pulsar science, this Centre will coalesce research activities into a focussed national programme whose discoveries are intended to experimentally validate Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity and educate the public about the wonders of Einstein's Universe.
Funding Amount $31,300,000
Funding Scheme ARC Centres of Excellences