Helvi Witek

Assistant Professor

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Helvi Witek

Primary Research Area

  • Astrophysics / Gravitation / Cosmology
247A Loomis Laboratory
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Research Statement

Manifesto

  • We believe that we exist to make great discoveries
  • We believe in innovation and thinking out of the box
  • We believe in the simple, not the complex
  • We believe in seeking a deep understanding of the mathematics behind the discoveries we make
  • We believe in doing research only on areas where we can make a significant and new contribution
  • We believe in saying no to thousands of projects so that we can concentrate our efforts on the most meaningful ones
  • We believe in extensive collaboration and cross-pollination in order to innovate in ways individuals cannot
  • We believe in striving for excellence in all aspects of our work and we settle for no less
  • We believe in honesty above all, even when the truth does not benefit us
  • We have the courage to admit when we are wrong, the tenacity to change and the determination to improve

(Adapted from a speech given by Tim Cook)

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  • Research Funding

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded over $680,000 to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to further develop the Einstein Toolkit. The project will improve the cyberinfrastructure framework used by Einstein Toolkit, an accessible community-driven open-source ecosystem that provides computational tools to advance research in relativistic astrophysics and gravitational physics.

The project is led by principal investigator (PI) Roland Haas, NCSA, and co-PIs, Helvi Witek of the Department of Physics and Gabrielle Allen of the Department of Astronomy, NCSA, and the College of Education.