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Upcoming Talk


Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 16:15, HPV G 4

Bernard Schutz

Cardiff University, UK, and Albert Einstein Institute, Germany


The Amazing Start of Gravitational Wave Astronomy

The detection by LIGO of a burst of gravitational waves from two merging black holes opened the field of gravitational wave astronomy in a spectacular way. Subsequent detections have verified that the population of binary black holes in the Universe is both large and involves more massive objects than had previously been expected. I will review the science we now have and our expectations and challenges as this field expands, with more detectors and into new frequency bands.



HPV G4 lecture room

The colloquium takes place during the academic semester on Wednesdays, 16:15, in HPV G 4 on the Honggerberg Campus of ETH Zurich. After the colloquium we meet at 17:15 in front of the lecture hall for drinks and snacks.



Recordings of lectures from Autumn Semester 2007 to Spring Semester 2015 are available on the ETH Multimedia Portal.
Starting from Autumn Semester 2015, the recordings are hosted on the ETH Video Portal.

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