Friday, October 13, 2017

Announcement: This Week at the Science Circle

Saturday the 14th, 10 AM PDT

“Gravitational Waves: The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics”
Presented by Rob Knop Ph. D, USA          

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to leaders of the LIGO collaboration for the discovery of gravitational waves.  This phenomena was predicted a century ago by General Relativity, but it was always known that because they’re typically so small, they would be very hard to detect. 
Indirect evidence for them previously came from the decaying orbits of binary pulsars.  In 2015, the LIGO detectors announced the first direct detection of gravitational waves, a signal resulting from the merger of two very distant black holes. 

In this talk, I’ll describe the nature and history of gravitational waves, and the work that the large LIGO collaboration did to earn this Nobel prize.

More information about Knop's presentation, including Abstract and Location, at

The Science Circle (61/126/32

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