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Feature Talk from IOP East Midlands: Gravitational waves - what we have learned and what's coming next
Organised By IOP East Midlands
Tags #IOPEastMidlands #LIGO #Gravitationalwaves
November 18, 2021
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Join Professor Rowan and IOP’s East Midlands branch for a Feature Physics talk on her work, and that of her colleagues, collectively devising and implementing a range of refinements in precision laser interferometers, contributing to a significant improvement in the sensitivity of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and other detectors and contributing to one of the most significant scientific breakthroughs of this century: the first detection of gravitational waves, announced in February 2016
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Gravitational waves
Organised By IOP West Midlands, Keele Centre
Tags #Gravitationalwaves #Gravity #WestMidlandsBranch #KeeleCentre #IOPWestMidlands
December 16, 2021
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Dr Patricia Schmidt, University of Birmingham Gravitational waves -- minuscule distortions in the fabric of spacetime -- were first predicted by Albert Einstein in 1916
Using some of the most precise rulers ever built, gravitational waves were detected for the first time in 2015
This ground-breaking discovery has opened a new window onto the cosmos: Gravitational waves provide unique information about the most energetic astrophysical events, revealing insights into the nature of gravity, matter, space, and time
To date, many tens of gravitational waves originating from the collisions of black holes and neutron stars have been identified, giving us extraordinary new insights into the inner workings of our Universe
In this lecture, I will look at the universe through Einstein's eyes: I will discuss the detection of gravitational waves as well as some of the most remarkable observations in recent years and their dramatic consequences for our understanding of the Universe
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Link: Gravitational Waves