Gravitational Waves: Messengers from the Dark Universe

11:15 am-12:45 pm    Add
3 LeConte Hall

Gravitational waves are ripples in the fabric of space-time that travel at the speed of light. They were predicted by Einstein and detected almost 100 years later using ultra-precise laser technology. Only the universe's most violent phenomena are loud enough to be detected--such as the collision of black holes, from which no light can escape.
Miguel Zumalacarregui, Marie Curie Global Fellow

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