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Physics Colloquium: "What's next in gravitational wave physics? "

Event Type
Other
Sponsor
University of Illinois Department of Physics
Location
144 Loomis
Date
Aug 28, 2019   4:00 pm  
Speaker
Nicolas Yunes, University of Illinois Department of Physics
Contact
Suzanne Hallihan
E-Mail
shalliha@illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-3760
Views
72
Originating Calendar
Physics - Colloquium

Abstract: The recent gravitational wave observations of the collision of black holes and neutron stars have allowed us to pierce into the extreme gravity regime, where gravity is simultaneously unfathomably large and wildly dynamical.  These waves encode a trove of information about physics that is prime for the taking, including potential revelations about the validity of Einstein's theory and about nuclear physics in extreme environments. In this talk, I will describe some of the physics inferences we have made from gravitational wave observations, and the future inferences that will come next.

 

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