1-5 July 2019
Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw
Europe/Warsaw timezone

Observing the Universe with Gravitational Waves

1 Jul 2019, 09:00
45m
Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw

Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw

conference hall 0.03, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw ul. Pasteura 5, 02-093 Warszawa Poland

Speaker

Prof. Andrzej Królak (the leader of Polgraw-Virgo group)

Description

Detection of gravitational wave signals from mergers of black holes and neutron stars is one the most important discoveries of this century. I shall briefly present the phenomenon of gravitational radiation as predicted by Einstein's general relativity. I shall describe gravitational wave detectors and
methods of analyzing gravitational wave data. I shall review the observations made during the two observational runs of advanced LIGO and Virgo detector projects. I shall present the physical and astrophysical significance of these observations. I shall summarize the most recent observations of gravitational wave signals made during the third observational run of LIGO and Virgo detectors that is currently underway.

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