|Description||Organized and sponsored by the Department of Physics at Baylor University, Science Thursdays is a series of one-hour talks on various scientific topics. No science background is required, only enthusiasm for and an open interest in science.
Einstein’s Spacetime Ripples Captured!
Einstein’s spacetime ripples(gravitational waves) were finally detected by two detectors of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) in 2015, 100 years after they were first predicted. Since
then, four more gravitational waves have been detected. The 2017 Nobel Prize was awarded
for their discovery. I shall give a basic review of gravitational waves and explain the challenges
for their detection.
Anzhong Wang (Ph.D., U. of Ioannina) is a Professor of Physics at Baylor University.
Join the speaker and guests for coffee and cookies prior to each lecture at 6:30 pm. Science Thursdays lectures are free and open to the public; however, admission to the museum is not included.
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