Special Physics Seminar: Prof. Linqing Wen (University of Western Australia) - "Discovery of Gravitational Waves"

Date: 
September 9, 2016 - 2:00pm

Title:   Discovery of Gravitational Waves

We are at an exciting time of gravitational wave discoveries. The first detection of gravitational wave signal was made in September 2015, followed by a second detection in December 2015. Both gravitational wave sources have been identified as mergers of binary stellar-mass black holes. In this talk, I will give an overview of the gravitational wave detections and discuss prospects of joint gravitational wave and electromagnetic observations.

 

Biography:

Prof. Wen received her PHD in Physics from MIT in 2001. She led several GW signal-processing innovations in GW signal processing for audio-band GW detection and nano-hertz GW detection, and she is the lead of the UWA GW astronomy team. Prof. Wen has been directly associated with the LIGO project.

 

The seminar: Friday, Sept 9th, 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm at COB 105.
The panel discussion: Friday, Sept 9th, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm at COB 105.

Location: 
COB 105
Address: 
5200 North Lake Rd.
Merced, CA 95343
United States
Address: 
5200 North Lake Rd.
Merced, CA 95343
United States

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