How to Catch a Gravitational Wave
Riles, Keith - University of Michigan

2005-05-14 10:30:00-04:00
Ann Arbor, MI - University of Michigan - 170 Dennison
Duration: 00:53:39

Scientists worldwide have constructed gigantic laser interferometers, kilometers long, to detect gravitational waves coming to us from our own galaxy and from very distant galaxies. These new instruments, including the U.S. LIGO and LISA interferometers, can detect distortions of space a thousand times smaller than a proton. Discover how these detectors work and their formidable technological challenges, along with results of first searches.

 

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