O.M. Stewart Colloquium on Gravitational Waves

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 4:00pm

120 Physics Building


gravitational waves colloquium

The existence of gravitational waves - propagating miniscule distortions of space-time predicted by Einstein's theory of general relativity 100 years ago- was announced by LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) scientists on February 11, 2016. This has been hailed by some notable scientists as the discovery of the century! Prof. Sergei Kopeikin of MU’s Dept. of Physics and Astronomy will present a colloquium discussing the principles of generation, propagation and detection of gravitational waves, and their significant impact on our understanding of the universe. This talk is meant for faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students alike from all disciplines. Take a break from your daily stress; come enjoy a mind-blowing talk on the “ripples” in the fabric of space-time.