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

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Topic
physics
Sponsor
Physics Department
Location
141 Loomis
Date
Sep 17, 2014   4:00 pm  
Speaker
Patrick Brady, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Cost
None
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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