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The 1st Detection of Gravitational Waves, A. Zimmerman, CITA

Date:
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location:
Physics & Astronomy Building (PAB)
Room: 100
Cost:
Free

Department of Physics and Astronomy

PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY COLLOQUIUM

Dr. Aaron Zimmerman

Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics
University of Toronto

“The First Detection of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Neutron Star”

ABSTRACT

I will discuss the first detection of gravitational waves from the inspiral and eventual merger of two neutron stars. This cosmic collision was accompanied by emission throughout the entire electromagnetic spectrum, and was observed by thousands of astronomers across the world. Together, the gravitational and electromagnetic signals have begun to answer a multitude of long-standing questions in astrophysics. I will give an overview of this event, what we have learned from it, and what lies ahead for gravitational wave astronomy. 

STUDENTS – after the talk, you’re encouraged to return to the 2nd floor Atrium lounge to meet with the speaker.
COFFEE – coffee and cookies will be available in the 2nd floor Atrium lounge at 3:15 p.m.
CELL PHONES – as a courtesy to the speaker and audience, please set your cellphones to “silent” mode. Thanks!
Host:
Dr. Sreeram Valluri
Contact:
Jodi Guthrie - Assistant to the Chair
jodi@uwo.ca
519-661-2111 ext. 86438
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