The Glover Memorial Lecture: Einstein Black Holes and Gravitational Waves

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The Glover Memorial Lecture: Einstein Black Holes and Gravitational Waves

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More than a billion years ago, the merger of two black holes produced gravitational waves that were observed traveling through Earth on September 14, 2015. The talk will explain how Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves more than one hundred years ago, and describe the latest exciting discoveries with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detectors.

The event is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and the Glover Memorial Lecture Fund and co-sponsored by department of physics & astronomy and the Churchill Fund. It is also part of the Clarke Forum’s Leadership in an Age of Uncertainty Series.

Publication Date

1-29-2018

Keywords

Einstein, black holes, gravitational waves

Disciplines

Astrophysics and Astronomy | Cosmology, Relativity, and Gravity | Physics

The Glover Memorial Lecture: Einstein Black Holes and Gravitational Waves
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