The search for gravitational waves – Ripples from the dark side of the Universe

Date: October 21, 2014
Time: 11am

Location:

The Undercroft; Elizabeth College
Elizabeth Street; HOBART

Details:

The 2014 Women in Physics Lecture Tour with Prof. Sheila Rowan

Gravitational Waves are among the most elusive signals from our Universe reaching the earth – ‘ripples in the curvature of space-time’.

The information carried by these signals will give us new insight into the hearts of some of the most violent events in the Cosmos – from black holes to the beginning of the Universe. A global network of gravitational wave detectors is in now reaching the final stages of construction, with first data expected in 2015. The nature of gravitational waves, how the detectors work and what the data from the detectors can tell us about the Universe we inhabit will be discussed.

RSVP:  deborah.beswick@education.tas.gov.au or Ph 62356510

Supported by the Australian Institute of Physics (AIP)

Event audience: Everyone