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Seminars»30.06.2016 - Vuk Mandic : First Direct Detections of Gravitational Waves

30.06.2016 - Vuk Mandic : First Direct Detections of Gravitational Waves

First Direct Detections of Gravitational Waves

Vuk Mandic
Vuk Mandic School of Physics and Astronomy University of Minnesota,Twin Cities, MN,USA
30 June 2016, Thursday, 14:00
Cavid Erginsoy Seminar Room, Physics Department, 3rd floor

Abstract: During their first observation run the Advanced LIGO gravitational-wave detectors recorded signatures of mergers of binary black hole systems. These events mark the beginning of gravitational-wave astrophysics, enabling a new approach to studying various astrophysical phenomena. I will describe the LIGO detectors and the events they recorded, and I will discuss the implications of these observations as well as our expectations for future observations.

Reminder: Tea and cookies will be in the seminar room before the seminar.