January 29, 2018
Prof. Gabriela González will explain how Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves more than 100 years ago and describe the latest exciting discoveries with the LIGO detectors.
More than a billion years ago, the merger of two black holes produced gravitational waves that were observed traveling through Earth on September 14, 2015. The talk by this year's Glover lecturer, Gabriela González, Louisiana State University, will explain how Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves more than one hundred years ago, and describe the latest exciting discoveries with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detectors. The event is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and the Glover Memorial Lecture Fund and co-sponsored by Department of Physics & Astronomy and the Churchill Fund. It is also part of the Clarke Forum’s Leadership in an Age of Uncertainty Series. For more information, visit the website or call 717-245-1875.