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Physics Colloquium: "Gravitational-wave Astronomy on the Cusp"

Speaker Patrick Brady, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Date Sep 17, 2014
Time 4:00 pm  
Location 141 Loomis
Cost None
Sponsor Physics Department
Contact Stephanie Johansson
Phone 217-300-4241
Event type Physics Colloquium
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Originating Calendar Physics - Colloquium
A new generation of gravitational-wave detectors are under construction and will begin observations in the next couple of years. After reviewing the basic properties of gravitational waves, I will present an overview of the detector design and provide an update on the current status. I will also describe some of the astrophysical sources of gravitational waves with an emphasis on what we can learn from their observations with these new instruments.
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