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The Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos is a multidisciplinary institute of Penn State researchers dedicated to the study of the most fundamental structure and constituents of the Universe.

News and Events

  • Congratulations to Emily Grosholz (IGC Center for Fundamental Theory) for being awarded the 2017 Fernando Gil Prize for her book “Starry Reckoning: Reference and Analysis in Mathematics and Cosmology.” The Fernando Gil rewards “a work of particular excellence, in the domain of the Philosophy of Science, by a researcher from any nationality or professional affiliation, published during the last five years. For more information, please read the announcement of this year’s award - or a description of the Fernando Gil International Prize -
  • Catherine Grier, postdoctoral fellow with Niel Brandt, was part of a team of astronomers from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) who announced new measurements of the masses of a large sample of supermassive black holes far beyond the local universe. (10 January 2018) Full story ...

IGC Video

The Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos (IGC) is dedicated to fostering the highest quality education and research in cosmology, general relativity, gravitational wave astronomy, particle astrophysics, quantum gravity and string theory, focusing on the highest energy phenomena and fundamental issues in the science of the cosmos.

Please take a few minutes to view an informational video on research conducted at IGC.



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