BSA Distinguished Lecture

"The Warped Universe: The One-Hundred-Year Quest to Discover Einstein's Gravitational Waves"

Presented by Dr. Nergis Mavalvala, Marble Prof. of Astrophysics, MIT

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 4:00 pm — Berkner Hall Auditorium

In 2016, scientists announced the first ever detection of gravitational waves from colliding black holes, launching a new era of gravitational wave astrophysics. Since then there have been a couple more detections. Gravitational waves were predicted by Einstein a hundred years earlier. I will describe the science, technology, and human story behind these discoveries that provide a window into some of the most violent and warped events in the Universe.

Hosted by: Peter Wanderer

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