SPS seminar - The Detection of Gravitational Waves: A New Window On The Universe

Time: 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm

Contact: Dr. Martin McHugh · mmchugh@loyno.edu · 5048652451

Location: MO152

On February 11 the leaders of an international team comprised of more than 1000 scientists announced the first direct observation of gravitational radiation. The detection was made with the two instruments that comprise LIGO — the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory. The existence of these waves was predicted by Albert Einstein almost exactly 100 years ago, and their detection opens up a new way to view the Universe