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LIGO First Observational Run: First detection of Gravitational Waves, and more

TYPEAstrophysics Seminar
Speaker:Ofek Birnholtz
Affiliation:Max Planck Inst. for Gravitational Physics
Time:14:30 - 15:30
Location:Lidow 620
Abstract:Advanced LIGO (The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory), has completed its first Observation Run (O1), and found Gravitational Waves from Binary Black Holes' Coalescense. I shall discuss the event GW150914 and preliminary results from the entire run, with the relevant physics behind current and upcoming LIGO plans.