The Catholic University of America


The Catholic University of America

Department of Physics


 The 36th Annual

Karl F. Herzfeld


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

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