Virtual Program: Listening to colliding black holes at the edge of the Universe

By | September 9, 2020

Join us on WednesdaySeptember 23 for a virtual programListening 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
            1pm 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 Holza 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 Kalogeraa 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.  

Media welcome. Contact Janice Sinclaire: [email protected]. 

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