The faculty and students based on the UMBC campus and those based
at NASA's nearby Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) conduct research
in a wide variety of astrophysical fields.
These scientists perform fundamental research
(theoretical and/or observational),
hardware and/or software design & development,
and instrument calibration.
At the current time UMBC scientists are involved in the following areas of research
Astrophysical Data Reduction & Interpretation
observations of Galactic & ExtraGalactic X- & Gamma-ray sources,
observations of ExtraGalactic InfraRed sources,
gravitational-wave observations using LIGO,
observations of Cosmic Rays,
observations of energetic Solar particles.
data obtained by the
satellites and various ground-based facilities.
Space Science Technology Development & Calibration
development of grazing-incidence mirrors,
development of high-energy detectors,
development of UV/Optical photon-counting detectors.
(possible) inclusion on the
missions, along with other terrestrial applications.
Theoretical Astrophysics, Simulations & Software Development
simulations of Sources of Gravitational Waves,
simulations of Astrophysical Jets,
simulations of Gamma-Ray Bursts.
in support of
observations performed by the
Given the breath of astrophysical fields researched by UMBC Faculty based
at GSFC, and indeed the breath of research conducted at GSFC, there are
numerous opportunities for both
undergraduate and graduate research.
Potential Graduate Students should also check out
UMBC's Graduate Student Page.