Gabriela Gonzalez - Abstract for "What Physicists Do"
Associate Professor of Physics
Louisiana State University
Following Newton and Einstein: Searching for Gravitational Waves
The future in Physics and Astronomy is full of new discoveries, and gravitational waves is one of the exciting fields that promise a new window to the Universe.
I will briefly talk about how basic physics, astrophysics and cutting-edge technologies work together to fulfill this promise when building and operating amazing gravitational wave detectors. I will describe the diversity of people involved in the project, which offers many different career opportunities.