"Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger" by Daniel Holz (The University of Chicago)

Date: 
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Series: 
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

Thursdays, 4:00-5:00 pm

1-434 Physics and Astronomy (map)
Reception from 3:30-4:00 p.m.
(unless otherwise posted)

Guest Speaker: Daniel Holz (University of Chicago)

Talk Title:  “Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger”

Abstract:

We will provide an overview of LIGO's first event. The signal is consistent with the merger of two black holes of 30 Msun each at a distance of 400 Mpc. We will discuss some aspects of the detection, including parameter estimation, tests of general relativity, and astrophysical constraints.

 

For more information, contact Jay Hauser

We thank the following people for their contributions to the wine fund for the post-colloquium reception:
Prof. Dolores Bozovic, Prof. Mike Cornwall, Prof. Bob Cousins, Prof. Andrea Ghez, Prof. Karoly Holczer, Prof. Eric Hudson, Robert Huff, Prof. Alex Kusenko, Prof. Myank Mehta, Prof. John Miao, Prof. Roberto Peccei, Prof. Claudio Pellegrini, Prof. David Saltzberg, Prof. Jean Turner and Prof. Ben Zuckerman.

Event Attachments: 
Location: 
1-434 PAB