Stetson Graduate Contributes to Major Scientific Discovery

The biggest news on the planet – no, the universe – shines brightly as we learn that Stetson alumna Dr. Sarah Caudill ’06, physics graduate, played a role in detecting the gravitational waves, being called the “discovery of the century.” Gravitational waves were predicted by Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity published in 1915. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where Sarah is a postdoctoral researcher, reports that Sarah “…ran the analysis that confirmed the signal came from two black holes …”

This discovery now opens up a whole new window on the universe and could revolutionize our understanding of black holes, neutron stars and other astrophysical objects. To read more about the Stetson alumna, check out the story in Stetson Today, Friday, Feb. 12.