Home Past Events Archive Colloquium Colloquium: “What can we learn from gravitational waves?” — Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 4 PM

Colloquium: “What can we learn from gravitational waves?” — Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 4 PM

Jess McIver, PhD
University of British Columbia
Thursday, March 3, 2022, 4 PM
George P. Williams, Jr. Lecture Hall, (Olin 101)
This will be a virtual event
To obtain the video conference link, contact wfuphys@wfu.edu


A reception will be held around the Olin Building Entrance at 3:30 PM prior to the colloquium. All interested persons are cordially invited to attend.


ABSTRACT 

In just five years, the field of gravitational wave astronomy has grown from a groundbreaking first discovery to revealing new populations of dead stars through distant cosmic collisions. I’ll summarize recent results from LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA and their wide-reaching implications for cosmology, general relativity, condensed matter physics, and what we know about how stars live and die. I’ll also give an overview of the instrumentation of the current Advanced LIGO detectors, and discuss prospects for what we can learn with future gravitational wave detectors on Earth and in space.

A very useful paper to skim over before the talk: https://arxiv.org/abs/2111.03606

Date

Mar 03 2022
Expired!

Time

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location

Olin 101
Olin Physical Laboratory, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109
Category

Organizer

Greg Cook