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ASD Colloquium Series



"The next frontier of gravitational wave physics and astronomy with Advanced LIGO"
Chad Hanna

Abstract: Advanced LIGO has been a tremendously successful observatory starting with the first direct detection of gravitational waves in September, 2015. Since then, LIGO has confirmed the detection of four additional gravitational wave sources. The most recently published gravitational wave event came from a new source - merging neutron stars. This discovery ushered in a new era of multi-messenger astronomy with the observation of gravitational waves simultaneously with electromagnetic emission spanning gamma-rays to radio. In this colloquium, I will provide some background for how LIGO achieved this monumental task and discuss the implications for physics and astrophysics of such joint observations.

ASD Colloquia are Tuesdays at 3:45 pm (Meet the Speaker at 3:30 pm) in Bldg 34, Room W150 unless otherwise noted.

Date October 31, 2017
Start/End Time 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Location B34, W150
Contact Eric Switzer
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Event Type Seminars/Colloquia
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