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Hunting for gravitational waves: a national & global collaboration

Australian scientists on the hunt for gravitational waves rely on AARNet for transferring data from LIGO detectors in the USA to OzGrav nodes in Australia for analysis.

Dozens of researchers from the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) are part of an international team of scientists making significant discoveries in the emerging field of gravitational-wave astronomy. In 2018, the scientists detected the most massive binary black hole merger yet witnessed in the universe. The black hole that resulted from this cataclysmic event is more than 80 times as massive as our Sun.

AARNet provides the reliable, scalable and secure high-speed network required for moving data between OzGrav scientists and their international collaborators to support gravitational wave research. Read more on the In The Field blog.