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Gravitational waves: From cataclysm to detection

Atoms 01 Bright Blast

24
May

Doors 6:30pm , Start 7pm, End 9:30pm

The Victoria 48 John Bright Street,
Birmingham B1 1BN


A detection at last! Ever since the prediction from Einstein, the hunt for gravitational waves has been on and after years of research and experimentation, has finally come to fruition. This evening, you'll discover the processes involved in this historic detection, the cataclysmic event that caused it and how this effects our interpretation of the universe. This event will take place upstairs.

 

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Gravitational waves - The quest for Einstein’s final prediction

Dr John Veitch (STFC Ernest Rutherford Research Fellow)

Einstein was right! (Again). In this session, John will introduce gravitational waves, the history of detection efforts, and explain how the recent discovery will transform our understanding of the universe.

Black Holes Monsters in Space

Black holes and revelations

Dr Ilya Mandel (Senior Lecturer in the School of Physics and Astronomy)

Ilya will talk about how the recently discovered binary black hole system may have formed, and discuss what this newly opened window on the Universe can tell us

24
May

Doors 6:30pm , Start 7pm, End 9:30pm

The Victoria 48 John Bright Street,
Birmingham B1 1BN


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