Department of Physics, Washington University in St. Louis
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- 1985 Ph.D., Physics, California Institute of Technology
- 1981 M.A., Physics, California Institute of Technology
- 1980 M.Ph., Physics, Chinese University of Hong Kong
- 1978 B.Sc., Physics, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Wai-Mo Suen and his post-docs and students in the Washington University Gravity Group (WUGRAV) work on General Relativistic Astrophysics -----astrophysics involving strong and dynamical gravitational fields. They study astrophysical processes involving black holes, neutron stars and gravitational waves, based on the General Theory of Relativity. This is a particularly exciting frontier of research due to two reasons:
* The large amount of onservational data in X-ray and gamma-ray astronomies, and the great promise of gravitational wave astronomy with the gravitational wave observatories LIGO/VIRGO and LISA coming on line soon.
* The stunning increase in computer power. Massively parallel supercomupters are now finally becoming capable of carrying out the full scale computation in applying the Einstein theory to realistic astrophysical systems.