Seminars And Colloquia This Week

ics Atomic
Monday, September 18, 2017
3:30 PM
Physics Building, Room 204

"Available"
ics Nuclear
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
3:30 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
RESERVED
ics High Energy
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
3:30 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
Reserved [Host: Chris Neu]
ics Condensed Matter
Thursday, September 21, 2017
11:00 AM
Physics Building, Room 313

"Available"
ics Special Colloquium and Hoxton Lecture


Thursday, September 21, 2017
7:00 PM
Chemistry Building, Room 402
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Nergis Mavalvala
M.I.T.
"The Warped Universe: the one hundred year quest to discover Einstein’s gravitational waves"
ABSTRACT:

In 2016, scientists announced the first ever detection of gravitational waves from colliding black holes, launching a new era of gravitational wave astrophysics. Gravitational waves were predicted by Einstein a hundred years earlier. I will describe the science, technology, and human story behind these discoveries that provide a window into some of the most violent and warped events in the Universe.

 

ics Colloquium
Friday, September 22, 2017
3:30 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
Nergis Mavalvala [Host: Cass Sackett]
M.I.T.
"Future directions in gravitational-wave detection"
ABSTRACT:

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) detected gravitational waves for the first time in 2015. Since then there have been a couple more detections of binary black hole mergers. I will discuss the instruments that made these discoveries, the science so far, and plans for future improvements and upgrades to LIGO. 

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