Particle Physics Seminar

"Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger by LIGO"

Presented by Sergey Klimenko, University of Florida

Monday, February 29, 2016, 3:00 pm — Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

On September 14, 2015 at 09:50:45 UTC the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) Hanford, WA, and Livingston, LA, observatories detected a strong coincident signal. The signal matches the waveform predicted by general relativity for the inspiral merger of a pair of black holes and the ringdown of the resulting single black hole. A century after the fundamental predictions of Einstein and Schwarzschild, the gravitational waves are captured. I will present the details of this observation and discuss the results.

Hosted by: Erin Sheldon

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