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Listening to the Universe: The First Detection of Gravitational Waves

Speaker:Dr. Kai-Ming LEE
Dr. Stephen NG
Affiliation:The University of Hong Kong
Date:February 24, 2016 (Wednesday)
Time:4:00 p.m.
Venue:KK LG104


The first part of the talk will briefly introduce the ideas of gravitational wave and its basic properties. The second half of the talk will focus on the recent detection of gravitational waves with LIGO and discuss the physical implications.

Knowledge of general relativity is not assumed. It is aimed at all physics undergraduate students.

Anyone interested is welcome to attend.