Join us on Wednesday, September 23 for a virtual program: Listening to colliding black holes at the edge of the Universe, a discussion featuring Daniel Holz and Vicky Kalogera, and moderated by Cyndi Conn.
When: Wednesday, September 23, 2020
12 pm Central
Where: Zoom Meeting
Registration: Free. Register here.
The LIGO and Virgo detectors are able to “hear” in gravitational-waves the collisions of neutron stars and black holes – confirming Einstein’s predictions from a century ago. The ability to listen to gravitational waves opens up an entirely new and exciting window on the Universe and“rewrites what we know about our universe” according to a New York Times article published earlier this month.
Daniel Holz, a member of the LIGO Virgo collaborative, is a professor at the University of Chicago in the Departments of Physics, Astronomy & Astrophysics, the Enrico Fermi Institute, and the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics and a member of the Bulletin’s Science and Security Board.
Vicky Kalogera, a member of the LIGO Virgo collaborative, is the Daniel I. Linzer Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy and director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics at Northwestern University.
Cyndi Conn is a member of the Bulletin’s Governing Board and the Executive Director of Creative Santa Fe.
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