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dc.contributor.authorCadonati, Laura
dc.contributor.authorOtte, Nepomuk
dc.contributor.authorTaboada, Ignacio
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-05T20:05:38Z
dc.date.available2018-03-05T20:05:38Z
dc.date.issued2018-02-13
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/59365
dc.descriptionPresented on February 13, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons, Room 152.en_US
dc.descriptionLaura Cadonati is a Professor in the School of Physics at Georgia Tech. Her research interests include gravitational waves and particle astrophysics.en_US
dc.descriptionA. Nepomuk Otte is an Assistant Professor in the School of Physics at Georgia Tech. His research interests include astroparticle physics, instrumentation and photon detectors.en_US
dc.descriptionIgnacio Taboada is an Associate Professor in the School of Physics at Georgia Tech. His research interests include experimental particle astrophysics, neutrino astronomy with IceCube, and TeV gamma ray astronomy with HAWC.en_US
dc.descriptionRuntime: 56:00 minutesen_US
dc.description.abstractAugust 17, 2017, is a milestone date for astrophysics. For the first time, the LIGO and Virgo gravitational-wave observatories detected signals from the collision of two neutron stars. The powerful event shook space-time and produced a fireball of light and radiation from the formation of heavy elements. Satellites and observatories all around the world observed the light produced by this event. For the first time, we have measured gravitational waves and light produced in the same astrophysical event. What this discovery means for astrophysics is equivalent to the difference between looking at a black-and-white photo and watching a 3-D IMAX movie! The combined information of gravitational waves and light is greater than the sum of its parts. The combination allows us to learn new things about physics, the universe, and what we are made of – and perhaps explain mysteries that continue to emerge. No one has ever been able to do this before! The historic detection of a cataclysmic celestial collision using signals from multiple messengers signals the era of multi-messenger astrophysics. Discussing the milestone and its implications are School of Physics Professors Laura Cadonati, Nepomuk Otte, and Ignacio Taboada. School of Physics Chair and Professor Pablo Laguna will moderate the discussion. The panel discussion is part of the College of Sciences' Frontiers in Science Lecture Series.en_US
dc.format.extent56:00 minutes
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesFrontiers in Science Lecture Seriesen_US
dc.subjectBinary neutron staren_US
dc.subjectGravitational wavesen_US
dc.subjectLIGOen_US
dc.subjectMulti-messenger astrophyicsen_US
dc.titleBinary Neutron Star Merger GW170817: A Multi-sensory Experience of the Universeen_US
dc.typeLectureen_US
dc.typeVideoen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Institute of Technology. School of Physicsen_US


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