Sackler Lecture: Gravitational-Wave Discoveries Driving the Promise of Multi-Messenger 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 compact objects. I will highlight what current results imply and what we can look forward to in terms of advancing our understanding of the densest objects in nature, their origins and the explosive phenomena they cause.

Thursday November 16, 2017
Location: McLennan Physics Labs (Mp 1318), University of Toronto, 60 St. George Street

Prof. Kalogera will also give a free public lecture on November 17, ‘Einstein’s Waves: New Cosmic Sounds’

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