October 04, 2017

Duilia de Mello, Vice Provost and Dean of Assessment, and professor, physics, was quoted in an O Globo story on the Nobel Prize in Physics.

..."I expected them to win the award last year, so important that it is this detection, even difficult to translate into words," summarizes Duilia de Mello, a Brazilian astrophysicist who is vice-rector of the Catholic University of America in Washington and a researcher on Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA. "Aside from being able to see the Universe in a way that we have never seen before, apart from the electromagnetic spectrum, gravitational waves can have a fantastic impact on technology, starting with the innovations needed for its own detection. There are so many possibilities that open up that it looks like fiction." ...

Continue reading at O Globo.