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Icko Iben Jr. Distinguished Lecture

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Department of Astronomy
Location
Lincoln Hall Theater
Date
Sep 29, 2021   7:00 - 8:00 pm  
Speaker
Professor Vicky Kalogera, Northwestern
Registration
Registration
Contact
Rose Smith
E-Mail
rjsmth@illinois.edu
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Icko Iben Jr. Distinguished Lecture Series
Einstein’s Waves: Cosmic Sounds from Black Holes and Neutron Stars

By Professor Vicky Kalogera
Daniel I. Linzer Distinguished University Professor
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Director of CIERA
Northwestern

Free In-Person and Virtual Event
Wednesday, September 29, 7-8 pm
University of Illinois, Lincoln Hall Theater

Register for the Zoom meeting at https://go.illinois.edu/icko-iben-lecture-2021

About the Speaker
Professor Kalogera is a leading astrophysicist in the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC), LIGO being the telescopes that first detected gravitational waves in 2015. An expert in the astrophysics of black holes and neutron stars and in LIGO data analysis, Kalogera has been a member of the LSC for more than 15 years, and was elected a member of the US National Academy of Sciences in 2018. For her research she has been recognized by numerous awards, including the 2018 Heineman Prize for Astrophysics by the American Institute for Physics and the American Astronomical Society.

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