Physics Club: Rainer Weiss, MIT, “100 Years of gravitational waves: The observation of a binary black hole collision”

Event time: 
Monday, February 29, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Sloane Physics Laboratory (SPL), 59 See map
217 Prospect St.
New Haven, CT 06511
(Location is wheelchair accessible)
Event description: 

The complex history of gravitational waves from Einstein’s initial hypothesis to this month’s direct measurement will be briefly presented. The instrument that made the detection and the measured waveforms will be described followed by a vision for the future of the field of gravitational wave astronomy.