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Department of Mathematical Sciences

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Centre for Particle Theory Colloquia: The Search for Gravitational Waves - status and plans

Presented by James Hough, University of Glasgow

18 November 2008 16:15 in CLC 202

The detection of Gravitational Radiation remains one of the major challenges for experimental astrophysics. This will provide a unique tool for looking into the heart of some of the most violent events in the Universe by detecting changes in the fabric of space-time. Detectors are needed which can measure the relative lengths of perpendicular arms of kilometre scale to about 10-19 m on multi-millisecond timescales. A global network of such detectors - GEO, LIGO, Virgo - are now in operation around the globe, with enhanced versions being developed.

In this talk a review of the status of this emerging new field will be given.

Contact or or or for more information

Coffee and biscuits at 15:30 in CM 211 (Maths Coffee Room).