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Watson Lecture Series: Rana Adhikari - Listening to the Thunder of Gravity in the Cosmos
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About the Event

In 1916, Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves—vibrations of space-time produced by the most cataclysmic events in the universe that travel at the speed of light. Yet, for several decades, it was believed that these waves either did not exist or were too weak to detect. Over the past 45 years, scientists have been developing ever-more-sensitive detectors capable of measuring these space-time distortions from as far away as hundreds of millions of light years.

In this talk, Adhikari will describe how our understanding of the quantum physics of the very, very small has allowed us to explore the gravitational physics of the very, very large.


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