The Catholic University of America

 


The Catholic University of America

Department of Physics

Presents:

 The 36th Annual

Karl F. Herzfeld

Gra

Memorial Lecture

 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

Parking and other information:  (202) 319-5315 or http://physics.cua.edu/Herzfeld.cfm