Advanced LIGO and the first years of gravitational-wave astrophysics

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MacN 222



Dr. Salvatore Vitale


Almost fifteen years after LIGO started listening to the cosmos, and 100 years after Einstein discovered general relativity, gravitational waves have been detected by ground-based interferometers, opening a new window on the universe.  In this talk I will address some of the most exciting areas of research advanced LIGO will allow us to explore in the coming years.  Detection and characterization of gravitational wave transients will be discussed, as well as their impact on astrophysics.


Coffee and Refreshments will be available prior to the seminar in MacN 218.

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