Physics professor researching at Max Planck Institute

Posted April 07, 2011

Dr. Josh Willis, assistant professor of physics at Abilene Christian University, is currently working at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Hannover, Germany. Willis arrived in Germany on January 6 and will remain until June 30.

"I'm very grateful for the opportunity and excited to be working with so many talented people, on an internationally important project," Willis says.

Willis is working on a project to improve computer software that searches the data found in gravitational waves. Willis works under professor Dr. Bruce Allen, who also directs the Einstein@Home project, which enhances computer data through its gravitational waves.

Learn more about the research being done at the Max Planck Institute in Hannover here. For more information about ACU’s Department of Physics, visit the ACU website.