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BSA Distinguished Lecture
"The Discovery of Gravitational Waves from Colliding Black Holes"
Presented by Dr. Imre Bartos, Physics Department, Columbia University
4 pm, Berkner Hall Auditorium
Thursday, June 16, 2016, 4:00 pm
Hosted by: 'Peter Wanderer'
One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves, ripples in the very fabric of space-time. Gravitational waves can be created during the birth and collision of black holes, and can reach us from distant galaxies. The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) recently detected gravitational waves for the first time in history from black holes billions of light years away. LIGO measured miniscule disturbances in space, much smaller than the size of the atoms from which the detector is built. The detection of gravitational waves and black holes will fundamentally change our understanding of gravity and space, and will expand the frontiers of astrophysics and cosmology by opening a new window to the universe. I will introduce gravitational waves, their recent discovery and how this will change the course of astronomy.
"Family Fun Day: The Science Learning Center and Environmental Protection"
10 am, Berkner Hall for Information
Sunday, July 10, 2016, 10:00 am
A fabulous day of hands-on family fun with the Science Learning Center and Environmental Extravaganza, both ready for you to explore.