2018 Misel Family Lecture
A New Window to the Universe"
Professor Nergis Mavalvala
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Abstract: Recent announcements of the first ever detections of gravitational waves from colliding black holes and neutron stars have launched a new era of gravitational wave astrophysics. I will describe the science, technology, and human story behind these discoveries that provide a completely new window into some of the most violent and warped events in the Universe.