The Maryland Gravitation Group has participated since the 1960s in the exciting development of the subject of General Relativity Theory. The discovery of this theory by Einstein in 1915 involved far reaching insights on the nature of gravity and the dynamical structure of space and time. General Relativity has come to play a central role in understanding the most energetic astrophysical processes in the universe, the history and dynamics of the cosmos as a whole, and in the puzzles that lie today at the frontiers of fundamental physics.

**Personnel**

**Research Areas**

- Classical Gravity
- Gravitational Waves
- Numerical Relativity
- Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetime
- Early Universe Cosmology
- Black Hole Thermodynamics
- Condensed Matter Analogs
- Quantum Gravity

**Research Group Website:** www.physics.umd.edu/grt/

Video from *A Celebration of Gravitational Waves*

**Related Centers and Institutes: **

Maryland Center for Fundamental Physics

Joint Space-Science Institute