Einstein's prediction confirmed: Congratulations to Dr. H-P Bischof!
Research conducted by Rochester Institute of Technology scientists was integral to the breakthrough detection of gravitational waves from binary black holes that was announced today by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) Scientific Collaboration.
Hans-Peter Bischof, Professor of the Department of Computer Science, is the founding faculty member of RIT team. He received his Ph.D. in computer science at the University of Osnabrück in Germany. He works in scientific visualization, high-performance computing and language design, and his visualizations of numerical relativity simulations have appeared in science magazines and in the History Channel program, The Universe: Cosmic Holes. Bischof is a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration.
To read more, visit the following from RIT University News Services:
- Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein’s prediction – RIT researchers make significant contribution to the monumental discovery: https://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=54606
- LIGO confirms RIT’s breakthrough prediction of gravitational waves :https://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=54611