From the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), this resource explains the leading role played by UK scientists and engineers at universities, observatories and research council establishments in the search for gravitational waves. Gravitational wave detectors are expected to open up a new window on the cosmos, allowing astronomers to peer closely at mysterious objects such as neutron stars and black holes, test out fundamental theories of nature, and study the evolution of the universe. STFC is a part of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) partnership of research councils.

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