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Santa Barbara: The Sound of Black Holes Colliding
Santa Barbara: The Sound of Black Holes Colliding
Santa Barbara: The Sound of Black Holes Colliding
Santa Barbara: The Sound of Black Holes Colliding
Regular price $ 50.00

About the Event

with

David Reitze

Executive Director of the LIGO Project

The first direct detections of gravitational waves in late 2015 were made possible by a forty year experimental campaign to design, build, and operate LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory. These detections were remarkable in that they were the first ever direct measurements of gravitational waves and the first observations of two black holes merging to form a new larger black hole. In this talk, LIGO Executive Director David Reitze will cover the remarkable technology behind the interferometers that made the detections as well as the detections and their astrophysical implications. 


About the Speaker

David Reitze
Executive Director of the LIGO Laboratory
David Reitze obtained his BA in 1983 from Northwestern University, his PhD in Physics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1990, and had positions at Bell Communications Research and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, before taking his faculty position at the University of Florida. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the Optical Society of America. In August 2011, he took a leave of absence from the University of Florida to be the Executive Director of LIGO, stationed at Caltech.

Additional Details

Schedule

6:00 p.m. – Cash-bar reception
6:30 p.m. – Dinner, followed by Presentation
9:00 p.m. – Event concludes

Parking is available in the Club lot or on the street.

Deadline to RSVP: Thursday, October 6, 2016


Questions or to pay by check, contact:

Bill Weber
wweber@alumni.caltech.edu
805-682-3755

Questions? Contact: wweber@alumni.caltech.edu

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