College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Physics
Dr. Owen's work on gradational waves and his participation in LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatories) in Hanford Wash. and Livingston, La. provides a significant national focus to the astrophysics group at TTU. The LIGO effort is currently supported by federal funding and also by collaborations with colleagues from Australia. He is the PI for the current "Gravitational Waves from Compact Objects" project funded by NSF through 2015. Before joining TTU, Owen was a professor of Physics at the Pennsylvania State University.