Sackler Lecture: The Promise and Challenges of Gravitational-Wave Astronomy’
Sackler Speaker: Vicky Kalogera (Northwestern University)
Abstract: The LIGO detectors have opened for us a new way of studying compact objects in the time domain with direct detections of gravitational-wave bursts from binary mergers of black holes.I will highlight what current results imply and what we can look forward to in terms of advancing our understanding of compact objects and the explosive phenomena they cause.
Thursday May 25, 2017
Location: Cody Hall (AB107) Astronomy Building, 50 St. George Street
Prof. Kalogera will also give a free public lecture on May 24, ‘Einstein’s Waves: New Cosmic Sounds’