Date(s) - 04/25/17
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Abstract: In 2016, scientists announced the first-ever detection of gravitational waves from colliding black holes, launching a new era of gravitational wave astrophysics. Gravitational waves were predicted by Einstein one hundred hundred years earlier. I will describe the scientific and human story behind these discoveries, which provide a window into some of the most violent and warped events in the Universe.
Location: School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MacLean Ballroom, 112 South Michigan Ave., Chicago
Admission is free and open to the public. No pre-registration, space is limited. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
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