Astronomers See Light Show Associated with Gravitational Waves

On August 17, 2017, Advanced LIGO and Virgo made the first detection of gravitational waves associated with a merging neutron star binary. Our team jumped into action and detected, for the first time, an electromagnetic counterpart: a kilonova. 

Our full research efforts are presented on You can also watch video interviews of our team below:

Edo Berger:

Phil Cowperthwaite:

Kate Alexander:

Matt Nicholl: