This month the University of Chicago will host its 2016-17 Brinson Lecture. MIT Professor Nergis Navalvala will give a talk titled “The Warped Universe: The 100-Year Quest to Discover Einstein’s Gravitational Waves” on Tuesday, April 25, at 6 p.m. It takes place at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 112 S Michigan Avenue in Chicago, MacLean Ballroom.
The talk is free and open to the public. No registration is required, but space is limited.
In 2016, scientists announced the first ever detection of gravitational waves from colliding black holes, launching a new era of gravitational wave astrophysics. Gravitational waves were predicted by Einstein hundred years earlier. Navalvala will describe the scientific and human story behind these discoveries, which provide a window into some of the most violent and warped events in the universe.
For more information, visit the talk website.