Exploring the Universe with Gravitational Waves

A Free Science Lecture Open to the Public

Saturday, April 14 at 7:00 p.m.
Greater Columbus Convention Center
Union Station Ballroom BC

Join 2017 Nobel Prize Winner, Rainer Weiss, for an illuminating lecture that will explore the basic concepts of gravitational waves, the instruments and methods used for data analysis, and recent results in the field. Although it’s impossible to predict the full, long-term impact of the new observatories, you will leave with a vision for the future of gravitational wave astrophysics and astronomy.

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Rainer Weiss, 2017 Nobel Prize Winner

Rainer Weiss
Rainer Weiss is physics professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an adjunct professor at Louisiana State University. He was instrumental in the development of the laser interferometer techniques at the heart of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), which detected gravitational waves for the first time on September 15, 2015. Weiss shared the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics with Kip Thorne and Barry Barish for "decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves."

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Greater Columbus
Convention Center

Union Station Ballroom BC
400 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

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