Presented by Ashley Villar and Tansu Daylan

Physics Square notext The detection of gravitational waves has crowned a decades-long experimental endeavor in physics, confirming the major prediction of Einstein’s general theory of gravity. For the first time physicists are able to detect the wrinkles of spacetime produced by colliding stars and black holes. We will discuss the history of gravitational wave detectors and the physics behind these fascinating collisions heard from millions of light years away.

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