Nobel laureate Barry Barish gives Feb. 13 colloquium

Barry Barish

On Wednesday, Feb. 13, Nobel laureate will present at the Fermilab Colloquium with a talk titled “Probing the Universe with Gravitational Waves.” The talk takes place at 4 p.m. in One West.

The discovery of gravitational waves, predicted by Einstein in 1916, is now enabling important tests of the theory of general relativity, as well as beginning multimessenger astronomy: the combined observations of astrophysical phenomena using electromagnetic radiation, gravitational waves and neutrinos.

Barish will explore plans and prospects for gravitational-wave science.