Partner Institutions

NANOGrav partner institutions include a diverse range of institutions throughout North America and across the globe

NANOGrav Institutions

The International Pulsar Timing Array

NANOGrav shares the goal of detecting and studying gravitational waves using pulsars with several other international collaborations. The European Pulsar Timing Array (EPTA) is using several radio telescopes located throughout Europe, the Indian Pulsar Timing Array (InPTA) is using the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope, located in Pune, India, and the Parkes Pulsar Timing Array (PPTA) is using the Parkes Telescope, located in New South Wales, Australia. All four members make up the International Pulsar Timing Array (IPTA), with additional collaborators in South Africa and China. IPTA members agree to share data and strategies and to work together collaboratively with the goal of detecting gravitational waves more quickly. Through the IRES and AccelNet programs, NANOGrav members are also able to study abroad with members of the IPTA. The IPTA holds yearly meetings, with each consortium taking a turn to host on a rotating basis.

The map below shows EPTA, InPTA, and PPTA member institutions. Scroll around the map and click on a marker to see the contact information for an IPTA member at that institution.