"Geometrodynamics: The Nonlinear Dynamics of Warped Spacetime" by Kip Thorne (CalTech)

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Bhaumik Lectures

A half century ago, John Wheeler challenged his students and colleagues to explore Geometrodynamics: the nonlinear dynamics of warped spacetime. How does the warping of spacetime behave when roiled in a storm, like a storm at sea with crashing waves. We tried to explore this, and failed. Success eluded us until two new tools became available: computer simulations, and gravitational wave observations. Kip will describe what these have begun to teach us, and he will offer a vision for the future of Geometrodynamics.

UCLA CNSI Auditorium