Science in the Quad: The Workings of Gravitational Wave Detectors

Science in the Quad: The Workings of Gravitational Wave Detectors
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This talk will shed light on how we detected the first gravitational waves and the technology development involved.

Gravitational wave signals from binary black holes merging have finally been measured after a more than 50 year effort of developing the technology to be able to measure the minute fluctuations they cause in spacetime. This talk will shed light on how the advanced LIGO detectors which detected the first signals work and explain some of the technology development involved.

All events are in the Wood Foundation Centre for Science and Technology, Robert Gordon’s College, Schoolhill, Aberdeen at 7:00 pm on the dates listed and are FREE to attend. Public Parking is available surrounding the venue. 

Speaker
Dr Marielle Van Veggel, University of Glasgow
Venue
Robert Gordon's College, the Wood Foundation Centre for Science and Technology, Schoolhill
Contact

Stuart Farmer - s.farmer@rgc.aberdeen.sch.uk

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