GRAVITATIONAL WAVES: A New Era Of Astronomy Begins
25 March 2017
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Summary

On 14 September 2015, a ripple in the fabric of space, created by the violent collision of two distant black holes over a billion years ago, washed across the Earth. As it did, two laser-based detectors, 50 years in the making – one in Louisiana and the other in Washington State – momentarily twitched, confirming a century-old prediction by Albert Einstein and marking the opening of a new era in astronomy. Join some of the very scientists responsible for this most anticipated discovery of our age and see how gravitational waves will be used to explore the universe like never before.

This program will feature exclusive footage from director Les Guthman’s upcoming documentary chronicling the drama of the gravitational waves discovery.

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Brian Greene

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Brian Greene

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Brian Schmidt

Brian Schmidt

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Brian Schmidt

Professor Brian P. Schmidt was appointed Vice-Chancellor and President of The Australian National University (ANU) in January 2016. Professor Schmidt is the 12th Vice-Chancellor of The Australian National University (ANU)....

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Barry Barish

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Barry Barish

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France Córdova

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France Córdova

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David Blair

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Gravitational Waves: A New Era Of Astronomy Begins

25 March 2017

90mins 10:00am

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