- Orbiting black holes, 2002. Credit: Benger, Werner; Seidel, Ed
- Colliding black holes, 1994. Credit: Anninos, Peter; Bajuk, Mark; Hobill, David; Seidel, Edward; Smarr, Larry; Suen, Wai-Mo
Thanks for coming to the NCSA 30th anniversary website! We’ll try to update you regularly with historical information about NCSA and the research done here!
Let’s start with our most recent history, the discovery of gravitational waves, confirming Albert Einstein’s 1915 general theory of relativity. The waves were detected by LIGO detectors funded by the NSF.
Why it matters to NCSA: much of the research that led to the establishment of NCSA was the study of the collision of black holes and the resulting gravitational waves.