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FREE LECTURE: Discussions on New Discoveries in Gravitational Wave Search

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Today's date is Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Discussions on New Discoveries in Gravitational Wave Search : This lecture will discuss the progress of gravitational wave discoveries. Other events...
The first detection of gravitational waves from binary black holes was made in September 2015. This not only confirmed Einsteinís 1915 general theory of relativity, but also marked the beginning of a new era of gravitational wave astronomy. In recognition of the promising revolutionary effect of this discovery in astrophysics, in October 3, 2017, the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to the three pioneers in the field, Rainer Weiss (MIT), Kip Thorne and Barry Barish (Caltech). Since the first discovery, three more confirmed detections of gravitational waves from binary black holes have been announced. In September 2017, for the first time, the Virgo detector in Italy and the two LIGO observatories in US made a joint three-detector detection. On October 16th, a new breakthrough is to be announcement that is considered by many as revolutionary as the first detection.

The three groups in the UWA node of Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) contributed to these discoveries ranging from instrumentation, signal processing, theory, to electromagnetic follow up observations. This lecture will discuss the progress of gravitational wave discoveries with focus on the new event as well as the UWA contributions.

The speakers will be joined by Dr. Clancy James, Prof. David Coward and Prof. Chris Power, for a panel discussion.
Speaker(s) Prof Linqing Wen, Dr Eric Howell, Prof Chunnong Zhao, Dr Qi Chu
Location Alexander Lecture Theatre (Ground floor, Arts Building)
Contact Ruby Chan <[email protected]> : 6488 1170
Start Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:00
End Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:00
Submitted by Hannah Carlisle <[email protected]>
Last Updated Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:27
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