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Detecting gravitational waves: a new window on the universe

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19:30 – 21:00 8 Nov 2016
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Berrill Lecture Theatre, Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA

Speakers: Professor James Hough

One hundred years after the prediction of the existence of gravitational waves by Albert Einstein, the advanced detectors of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory (LIGO) have detected such signals for the first time, the source being coalescing black holes considerably heavier than the Sun. This heralds the opening of a new window in astronomy. In this talk, Professor Hough will explain the nature of gravitational waves, describe what sources can produce them, explain how they are detected and discuss plans for the future.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: London South East Branch
Contact details: Professor Ray Mackintosh: raymond.mackintosh@open.ac.uk

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19:30 – 21:00 8 Nov 2016
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