IOPS Public Lecture Series in Glasgow
1800 Monday 12 December 2017
University of Glasgow, School of Physics and Astronomy
Profs Giles Hammond and Martin Hendry, University of Glasgow and LIGO Scientific Collaboration, will give a free public lecture on:
“Listening to Einstein’s Universe: the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics”
Join scientists from Glasgow University's Institute for Gravitational Research and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration to hear the inside story of the discovery that shook the world - very, very slightly!
Giles Hammond and Martin Hendry explore the science behind the detection of gravitational waves, awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics to Rai Weiss, Kip Thorne and Barry Barish, and describe the important role played by Glasgow researchers in this ground-breaking discovery.
Learn about the tiny ripples in spacetime predicted 100 years ago by Albert Einstein, the remarkable technology developed to detect them and the very bright future for this exciting new field of astrophysics as we open an entirely new window on the universe.
Lecture is free and open to all. For more details see https://tinyurl.com/einstein-nobel2017