Title Slide Words: NSF FISCAL YEAR 2006 BUDGET REQUEST
Dr. Arden L. Bement, Jr., Director, National Science Foundation
Title Slide Background: The image shows a computer simulation of the merger of two orbiting black holes. The black holes have merged and are in the center The ripples (gravitational waves) that are caused by the merger radiate out from the central black hole.
Image Credit: Edward Seidel, Albert Einstein Institute (AEI); Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics; Visualization: Werner Benger, Zuse Institute Berlin and AEI.