Black Holes, Gravitational Waves and LIGO

Speaker: Barry Barish, Caltech

When: April 14, 2016 (Thu), 03:30PM to 05:00PM (add to my calendar)
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This event is part of the Physics Department Colloquia Series.

Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves 100 years ago. They have been recently observed from a pair of merging Black Holes by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO). The physics of gravitational waves, the detection technique, the observation and its implications will all be discussed.