Recorded March 28th, 2018
In this talk, Dr. David Reitze discusses how the LIGO Observatories detect gravitational waves and how gravitational-wave observatories promise to revolutionize astronomy in the coming years and decades
In late 2015, the LIGO Observatories detected the collision and fusion of the two black holes, directly measuring for the first time the gravitational waves produced during the event. This discovery has profound implications for our understanding of the Universe. Gravitational waves provide unique information about the most energetic astrophysical events, revealing insights into the nature of gravity, matter, space, and time unobtainable by any other means..