Department of Physics – Dr Ed Daw

Ed Daw is a Reader in Gravitational Waves and Dark Matter Physics at the University of Sheffield.

In 2016, Ed was part of a Nobel Prize nominated team of scientists to observe ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from the collision of two black holes in the distant universe. The research confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity made in 1915 and opens an unprecedented new window into the cosmos.