Black holes, supernovae, Big Bang: why are gravitational waves a revolutionary discovery?

Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/04/17
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location
Alliance Française de Chicago

Hosted by
French-American Science Festival


Black holes, supernovae, Big Bang: why are gravitational waves a revolutionary discovery?

French-American Science Festival

Thursday, May 4th

7:00pm – Conference

A public lecture by Pr. Benoît Mours (Director of Research at the CNRS)
Location: Alliance Française de Chicago – 54 W. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60610
Conférence en français | FREE

A century after Albert Einstein’s prediction on general relativity, the observation of gravitational waves, emitted by the merging of two black holes, has been confirmed in 2015 by a team of international scientists gathered in the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. Gravitational-wave astronomy is an emerging discipline aimed at using gravitational waves to collect observational data about objects such as neutron stars and black holes, events such as supernovae, and processes including those of the early universe shortly after the Big Bang.

benoit-mours-300Everyone is invited to attend this conference presented by Pr. Benoît Mours and learn more about the main breakthroughs that made this discovery possible, the worldwide network of instruments and the future of this new field. Pr. Mours is part of the Advanced LIGO team conducting this research.

Free public lecture, in English, followed by Q&A with the audience and a wine and cheese reception. Exclusive occasion to attend a lecture with such talented French scientists!

Organized by the Science & Technology Department of the Consulate General of France in Chicago.

The event is part of the French-American Science Festival 2017

MORE INFO HERE

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