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The Search for Gravity Waves

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19:30 – 19:30 2 Dec 2009
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Room TC001, Francis Close Hall, University of Gloucestershire,Swindon Road,Cheltenham
GL50 4AZ

Speakers: Prof Mike Cruise, University of Birmingham

Coffee and tea will be available from 19:00. Non-members welcome.
The talk will describe current attempts to detect the "Gravity Waves" which Einstein realised in 1916 are permitted solutions of his theory of gravity.
Abstract: Since 1916 when Einstein realised that his new theory of gravity permitted wave solutions, scientists and engineers have been attempting to detect these " Gravity Waves ". A detection would be of importance to our understanding of Physics and how the four universal forces relate to one another as well as opening a completely new way for us the observe the Universe. Detectors are now operational in several countries and reaching new levels of sensitivity. A first detection may be within a few years.
Map of Campus:
http://www.glos.ac.uk/travel/Documents/campus%20documents/fchmap.pdf
Room TC001 is at 15A

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: South West Branch
Contact details: Ed Ratzer
Email: secretary-sw@physics.org

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GL50 4AZ
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19:30 – 19:30 2 Dec 2009
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