Conference : Bruce Allen "The direct observation of gravitational waves", 16 may 2018, 10:30 - IOA
For the first International Day of Light, the LAPHIA and the LP2N are pleased to welcome,
Dr. Bruce Allen,
Director of the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute)
For the first time, starting more than two years ago, the advanced LIGO and Virgo instruments have directly observed gravitational waves. The first signals seen were from the mergers of pairs of massive black holes, and more recently we have also observed the inspiral and merger of two neutron stars. I will talk about the history and current status of this field, the basic physics of our observations, and some of our hopes and expectations for the future.
The conference will take place at the Institut d'Optique d'Aquitaine (IOA), 11:00 // A welcome coffee will be served at 10:30.
Registration is required to access to the conference (please fill the form below).
Institut d'Optique d'Aquitaine
Rue François Mitterrand, 33400 Talence
Tram : Arts & Métiers