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The Direct Detection of Gravitational Waves: Observation of the Mergers of Black Hole Binaries [AP/Physics Colloquium]

Topic: 
The Direct Detection of Gravitational Waves: Observation of the Mergers of Black Hole Binaries
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 4:30pm
Venue: 
Hewlett 200
Speaker: 
Rainer Weiss (MIT)
Abstract / Description: 

I will cover some of the history of gravitational waves and include a description of the instrument and the data analysis techniques. Measurement results and the prospects for the future will also be discussed.