Type: 
Colloquium
Date-Time: 
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 16:00 to 17:00
Location: 
WNGR116
Event Speaker: 
David Craig and Davide Lazzati
Local Contact: 
Davide Lazzati
Abstract: 

The 2017 Nobel prize in Physics was awarded to Barry Barish, Kip Thorne, and Rainer Weiss for the discovery of gravitational waves. We will review the history of gravitational waves search and the incredible technical challenges of detecting a movement of 0.002 fm in a 4 km interferometer arm. Finally, we will address the physical consequences of detecting gravitational waves from cosmic collisions, especially when accompanied by electromagnetic waves. 

Refreshments: 
Refreshments will be offered half an hour before the colloquium in Weniger 379