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Gravitational waves: a new astronomy

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18:30 – 20:00 21 Nov 2016
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Theatre D (ICON Theatre)
UCD Science Hub
UCD

Speakers: Professor Sheila Rowan, Director of Institute for Gravitational Research, University of Glasgow and Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland.

Abstract: In September 2015 the twin ‘Advanced LIGO’ observatories allowed the first direct detection of gravitational waves from astrophysical sources. The waves detected originated from the collision and merger of two black holes 1.3 billion light years from earth. This detection marked the start of new field of gravitational astrophysics, in the 100th anniversary year of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity. This talk will discuss the first and second detections, the status of observations since then, plans for the global network of Advanced gravitational wave detectors and what the future of the field might look like.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
Contact details: Admission free but registration necessary at: https://dias.ie/gravitationalwaves

https://dias.ie/gravitationalwaves


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