Department Colloquium: "The New Era of Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astrophysics"

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 16:00
Alessandra Buonanno (MPI Munich) hosted by Justin Khoury

The detection by LIGO of gravitational waves emitted by coalescing binary black holes heralded a new era in physics and astrophysics. I will review the theoretical work aimed at solving the two-body problem in General Relativity that has paved the way to observe such gravitational-wave signals and highlight the main implications of the discovery focusing on its astrophysical and fundamental physics aspects. I will also discuss the unique science that lies ahead of us with upcoming gravitational-wave observations.

David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A8