The Catholic University of America
Department of Physics
The 36th Annual
Karl F. Herzfeld
Gravitational Wave Detection with Advanced LIGO
Dr. Matthew Evans
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Laser Interferometer Gravitational -wave Observatory (LIGO) recently made the first direct detection of gravitational waves; minute distortions in space-time caused by cataclysmic events far away in the universe. I will talk about the source of the signals we detected, the physics behind the detectors, and prospects for the future of this emerging field.
Friday, April 28, 2017 at 4:00 PM
in the Karl Herzfeld Auditorium of Hannan Hall - Room 108
Reception immediately following lecture
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