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Oct 12

Astrophysical Lessons from Gravitational-wave Detections

October 12, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT

Sharan Banagiri, Northwestern University

The last decade has seen the rapid rise of gravitational-wave astronomy, made possible by the astonishingly sensitive LIGO and Virgo gravitational-wave detectors. The number of gravitational wave detections has skyrocketed and each year seems to promise something new. Sharan will give a brief introduction to gravitational-wave astronomy and then will describe the latest discoveries and what they tell us about the universe; including the first intermediate-mass black holes ever detected and the first potential neutron star black-hole binaries. Sharan will then give an outlook for the future and what new things we can expect over the next decade.

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October 12, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
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