An international team of astronomers, among them many GROWTH
scientists, recorded the fading light from a supernova – a violent explosion before a star dies - just hours after
it occurred in a galaxy in the Pegasus constellation.
GROWTH offers unique summer research opportunities to undergraduate from our partner institutions. Do you want to chase asteroids
in Taiwan, or catch elusive neutrinos in Germany?
Check the list of projects and learn how to apply.
Registration is now open for the 2017 GROWTH conference. With the undergoing commissioning of transient discovery facilities like ZTF and the advanced detection capabilities of
LIGO, the GROWTH team will convene in Milwaukee,WI to share the most recent scientific results and plan strategies for effective and comperhensive follow-up of
Global Relay of Observatories Watching Transients Happen
(GROWTH) is a 5 year project, funded by the National Science Foundation to advance our understanding of cosmic transient events -
supernovae, white dwarf detonations, merging neutron stars, fast moving near-earth asteroids, gamma-ray bursts and more.
Led by Caltech, GROWTH partner institutions from around the world have created a
network of telescopes to continuously observe the transient sky unbeaten by sunrise.
Such extended initial observations in the first 24 hours
after a cosmic transient is detected will help us localize the primary sources of gravitational
waves, identify the long sought cosmic location of heavy element production, track and analyze
small near-earth asteroids and much more.
Next to developing data-driven educational modules for university courses in astronomy, GROWTH provides multiple
opportunities for training and
professional development to students and young researchers in astronomy, astrophysics and closely
related fields in physical sciences.
We are a team of 14 partner institutions from the USA, Israel, Sweden, India, Japan, Taiwan, UK and Germany
GROWTH is funded by the National Science Foundation under Grant No 1545949.
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this
material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the
National Science Foundation.