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Physics Department Colloquium
Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger
Date: Friday, April 8th
Time: 3:30 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
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