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Elizabeth Ferrara Name:Elizabeth Ferrara
Title:Research Scientist

Dr. Elizabeth C. Ferrara is a member of UMD's research faculty, resident at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. She currently serves as the Lead Scientist for the General Observer Facility for NASA's Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) mission. She is a member of the NICER science team, focusing on discovering new X-ray pulsars. She is also a member of the Fermi-Large Are Telescope scientific collaboration where she works to discover new pulsars in gamma-ray sources. Dr. Ferrara is the press officer for the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav). You can see their press announcement for evidence of a stochastic background of low-frequency gravitational waves at this link.

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