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Gravitational Waves and Prospects for Multi-messenger Astronomy

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Duration: 1:19:56 | Added: 30 Jul 2019
Professor Barry C Barish gives a talk on the quest for the detection of gravitational waves.

The quest for gravitational waves, following their prediction by Einstein in 1916 to their detection 100 years later will be traced. The subsequent opening of exciting new science, from rigorous tests of general relativity to using gravitational waves to explore the universe will be discussed.

Prof Barish is a Ronald and Maxine Linde Professor of Physics, Emeritus at CalTech University in the USA, and has received a Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 “for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves”.

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