Listening to Einstein’s Universe

Series: 
PPRC Seminars
Speaker: 
Giles Hammond (Glasgow)
Host: 
Teppei Katori
Date: 
March 9th, 2018 at 14:00
Room: 
GO Jones Room 410
Abstract: 

In this talk I will explore the science behind the detection of gravitational waves, awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics to Rai Weiss, Kip Thorne and Barry Barish, and describe the important role played by Glasgow researchers in this ground-breaking discovery. From the tiny ripples in spacetime predicted 100 years ago by Albert Einstein, the remarkable technology developed to detect them and the very bright future for this exciting new field of astrophysics, we explore an entirely new window on the universe.

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