9 March 2018Time: 2:00 - 4:00pm
Speaker: Giles Hammond (Glasgow)
Venue: G. O Jones Building, Room 610
In this talk I will explore the science behind the detection of gravitational waves, awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics to Rai Weiss, Kip Thorne and Barry Barish, and describe the important role played by Glasgow researchers in this ground-breaking discovery. From the tiny ripples in spacetime predicted 100 years ago by Albert Einstein, the remarkable technology developed to detect them and the very bright future for this exciting new field of astrophysics, we explore an entirely new window on the universe.