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Events During the Week of October 4th through October 11th, 2015

Monday, October 5th, 2015

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Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

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Thursday, October 8th, 2015

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Friday, October 9th, 2015

Building a galactic scale gravitational wave observatory
Time: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Place: 2241 Chamberlin Hall (Coffee & Cookies at 3:15pm)
Speaker: Xavier Siemens, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Abstract: For the better part of the last decade, the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav) has been using the Green Bank and Arecibo radio telescopes to monitor millisecond pulsars. NANOGrav aims to directly detect low-frequency gravitational waves which cause small changes to the times of arrival of radio pulses. In this talk I will discuss the work of the NANOGrav collaboration and our sensitivity to gravitational waves from astrophysical sources. I will show that a detection is possible in the next few years.
Host: Peter Timbie
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