Physics and Astronomy Colloquium - Bruce Allen, AEI

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Physics and Astronomy Colloquium - Bruce Allen, AEI

Title: "The Direct Observation of Gravitational Waves"

Friday, April 19, 2019
Wilder 104
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Abstract:  For the first time, starting more than three years ago, the
advanced LIGO and Virgo instruments have directly observed
gravitational waves. The first signals seen were from the mergers of
pairs of massive black holes, and more recently we have also observed
the inspiral and merger of two neutron stars.  I will talk about the
history and current status of this field, the basic physics of our
observations, and some of our hopes and expectations for the future.

For more information, contact:
Tressena Manning

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.