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[Non-YCLA Event] Northwestern University Presents Astronomy at CIERA: Listening to Black Holes
   

What are black holes and how can we detect them in the Universe beyond any doubt? About a century ago Einstein developed the now-accepted theory of gravity, known as General Relativity; black holes were identified as theoretical predictions, and forty years ago astronomers found some indirect evidence for their existence. Astronomers at Northwestern and the Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) are involved in a race for the first direct detection of a new type of wave emission that originates strong from black holes. Dr. Kalogera will discuss this sound-like emission, the discovery of which is anticipated before the end of this decade; it will open a brand new window onto the extreme Universe of black holes and the warped spacetime around them.

Saturday, August 24, 2013
9:30 a.m. Welcome reception with continental breakfast
10:15 a.m. Presentation by Prof. Vicky Kalogera

California Yacht Club
Marina del Rey, CA
$20

Professor Vicky Kalogera is the director of our Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics, and a member of the WCAS astrophysics department.  What makes CIERA interesting is their use of heavy computing to do simulations of galaxies.  They also manage the Dearborn Observatory (telescope) and do public outreach events.

Registration Link: https://www.nwuconnection.com/default.aspx?Page=EVNTEventDetail&EventID=4246

Event Information
EVENT DATE:
Saturday, Aug 24 2013 at 9:30am [ iCal ]
LOCATION:
California Yacht Club
4469 Admiralty Way Marina Del Ray, California 90292

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