CERN Colloquium

Probing the Universe with Gravitational Waves

by Barry Barish

500/1-001 - Main Auditorium (CERN)

500/1-001 - Main Auditorium


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The discovery of gravitational waves, predicted by Einstein in 1916, is enabling both important tests of the theory of general relativity, and the birth of a new astronomy. Modern astronomy, using all types of electromagnetic radiation, is giving us an amazing understanding of the complexities of the universe, and how it has evolved.  Now, gravitational waves and neutrinos are beginning to give us the opportunity to pursue some of the same astrophysical phenomena in very different ways, as well as to observe phenomena that cannot be studied with electromagnetic radiation.  The detection of gravitational waves and the emergence and prospects for this exciting new science will be explored. 

Organized by

Ugo Amaldi, Paola Catapano, Wolfgang Lerche .............. Tea and coffee will be served at 16h00

There is a live webcast for this event