An artist’s impression of gravitational waves generated by binary neutron stars. Credits: R. Hurt/Caltech-JPL

The Gravitational Wave Science Center

Brief History

The Gravitational Wave Science Center (GWSC) is a newly founded, interdepartmental research center at the University of Geneva. GWSC aims to consolidate the activities related to gravitational-wave science taking place at the departments of Astronomy, Theoretical Physics and Particle Physics of the University of Geneva and stimulate interdisciplinary work in the domain of Gravitational Waves, both on the theoretical and experimental fronts. Furthermore, GWSC’s goal is to strengthen the involvement of Switzerland in future gravitational-wave projects, such at the ground-based Einstein Telescope observatory, and inspire the next generation of scientists through this new window on the Universe.




Astronomy department


Theoretical physics department


Nuclear and Particle physics department