Physics Professor Awarded National Science Foundation Grant

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

The National Science Foundation awarded Glenn Piner, associate professor of physics, a multi-year grant exceeding $150K to continue his study of a large survey of blazars, the extremely active regions surrounding massive black holes at the centers of distant galaxies. Piner uses the National Radio Astronomy Observatory's Very Long Baseline Array, a system of 10 interconnected radio-telescope antennas spanning the United States, to analyze these astronomical objects.