Elston Memorial Physics Lecture: Gravitational Waves & Neutron Stars
Friday, Feb. 2, 7 p.m. – Willie Miller Auditorium
The ripples astronomers have detected in the fabric of space come from the brightest events in the universe - collisions of black holes that, for a fraction of a second, emit more energy than the combined light from all stars in the visible universe. The 20th century's prediction and discovery of black holes and neutron stars has left puzzles that gravitational-wave astronomy hopes to solve.
Distinguished Professor Emeritus John Friedman, from the University of Wisconsin, will present a fascinating presentation entitled Whispers from Space: Gravitational Waves from Colliding Black Holes and Neutron Stars. Friedman served for several years as a U.S. representative to the International Society of General Relativity and Gravitation. This event is free and open to the public.
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