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The Search for Gravitational Waves

Posted in The Universe and Stuff with tags , , on February 8, 2016 by telescoper

Regardless of what will or will not be announced on Thursday, I thought it would be worth sharing this nice colloquium talk by Dr Alan Weinstein of Caltech about the search for gravitational waves, featuring the Laser Interferometric Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO). I’ve picked this not only because it’s a nice and comprehensive overview, but also that Professor Weinstein doesn’t call them gravity waves!