Physics Department Colloquia
Events on Friday, April 8th, 2016
- Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger
- Time: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
- Place: 2241 Chamberlin hall
- Speaker: Daniel Holz, University of Chicago
- Abstract: We will provide an overview of LIGO's first event. The signal is consistent with the merger of two black holes of 30 Msun each at a distance of 400 Mpc. We will discuss some aspects of the detection, including parameter estimation, tests of general relativity, and astrophysical constraints.
- Host: Dan Chung