Physics Colloquium: Gravitational wave astrophysics, a new era of discovery

  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019 • 4:00 pm
  • Room 204, Crow Hall

Dr. Jessica McIver (Hosted by Buckley), LIGO Laboratory- Caltech, outlines the future gravitational wave observations and will provide exciting new insight into key open questions in astrophysics, including the distribution of stellar remnants in the Universe, the evolution of compact binary systems, galaxy formation, the expansion of the Universe, and the explosion mechanism of core-collapse supernovae.

She will highlight major outstanding challenges in gravitational wave astrophysics, including extracting transient signals from the noisy data of present and future detectors, and will present new data science and machine learning techniques to address these challenges and enable future multi-messenger discoveries. She will discuss how the rapidly developing field of gravitational wave astrophysics will shape our understanding of the Universe, including the growing global interferometer network, the next generation of terrestrial interferometers, and the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA).

This is event is preceded with coffee at 3:30pm in Compton 245.

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