Presentation Title

PL-3 The New Era of Gravitational Wave Astronomy

Presenter Status

Professor, Physics

Preferred Session

Oral Session

Location

Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall

Start Date

3-11-2017 12:30 PM

End Date

3-11-2017 2:00 PM

Presentation Abstract

Gravitational waves, the faint ripples in spacetime predicted by Einstein’s theory of general relativity, were first measured by the LIGO detectors on September 14, 2015. Since then, more gravitational waves have been measured by both LIGO and Virgo. These detections have opened up a new way to explore the universe and have resulted in new astronomical discoveries.

A video recording of Dr. Summerscales' plenary presentation is available on YouTube.

Acknowledgments

The presenter's research is supported by a Faculty Research Grant from the Andrews University Office of Research and Creative Scholarship.

LIGO is funded by the National Science Foundation.

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Nov 3rd, 12:30 PM Nov 3rd, 2:00 PM

PL-3 The New Era of Gravitational Wave Astronomy

Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall

Gravitational waves, the faint ripples in spacetime predicted by Einstein’s theory of general relativity, were first measured by the LIGO detectors on September 14, 2015. Since then, more gravitational waves have been measured by both LIGO and Virgo. These detections have opened up a new way to explore the universe and have resulted in new astronomical discoveries.

A video recording of Dr. Summerscales' plenary presentation is available on YouTube.