The future is now

Mansi M. Kasliwal, the Principal Investigator of the Global Relay of Observatories Watching Transients Happen (GROWTH) collaboration, shares her enthusiasm about the future of multi-messenger astrophysics.

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Fig. 1: The Global Relay of Observatories Watching Transients Happen collaboration.

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Acknowledgements

GROWTH is a National Science Foundation Partnership in International Research and Education programme that comprises 16 institutions around the world: California Institute of Technology (USA), University of Maryland College Park (USA), University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (USA), Texas Tech University (USA), San Diego State University (USA), University of Washington Seattle (USA), Los Alamos National Laboratory (USA), Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan), National Central University (Taiwan), Indian Institute of Astrophysics (India), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India), Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel), The Oskar Klein Centre at Stockholm University (Sweden), Humboldt University (Germany), Liverpool John Moores University (UK) and University of Sydney (Australia).

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Kasliwal, M.M. The future is now. Nat Rev Phys 2, 452–454 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s42254-020-0227-z

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