2018 Misel Family Lecture


“Gravitational Waves:
A New Window to the Universe"

Professor Nergis Mavalvala

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

McNamara Alumni Center, Memorial Hall

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.