LiveWires Presents: Black Holes, Spacetime, & Gravitational Waves Oh My!
The detection of gravitational waves in the Fall of 2015 has been compared to the "moon landing" experiment of our time. Join us as we explore the history of this unprecedented scientific project from the LIGO team ("Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory"), founded on the pioneering work of Albert Einstein on gravitational waves in 1916, and culminating in their detection 100 years later.
Presenter Dr. Vladimir Liberman is a physicist, who specializes in optics, acoustics and nanomaterials He has been a staff member at MIT Lincoln Laboratory for the past 20 years. As a member of the MIT community, he has been privileged to attend breaking-news reports from the MIT-Caltech LIGO team on their exciting discovery.