July 20, 2017
5:00-7:00 PM

Cafe Scientifique @ HanaHaus: Gravitational Waves From Astronomical Objects - Theory to Observation “We are now at the dawn of gravitational wave astronomy. On September 14, 2015 at 2:50am PDT, Advanced LIGO made the world’s first direct observation of gravitational waves. These waves emanated from the collision and merger of 2 black holes a billion light years away, each about 30 times the mass of the sun and spinning around each other at half the speed of light...” More