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

September 9, 2016 - 9:00pm

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.



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.


COB 105