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Technology for the LIGO – Gravitation Wave Detectors

3 October 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Close to 100 years after the prediction by Einstein of the existence of gravitational waves, the advanced detectors of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) recently detected these tiny “ripples in space-time” for the first time.

In this seminar Professor Sheila Rowan will explain the nature of gravitational waves, describe what in the Universe can produce them, and explain the scientific and engineering technologies employed in their detection – enabling a new era in astronomy – and what lies ahead.


3 October 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Teacher Building
14-16 St Enoch Square
Glasgow, G1 4DB United Kingdom


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