When:
September 3, 2016 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
2016-09-03T18:30:00-04:00
2016-09-03T20:00:00-04:00
Where:
Main Yurt and Tent
Woodlands Way
Circleville, WV 26804
USA
Saturday Night: "Birth of a New Science: LIGO and the Discovery of Gravitational Waves" @ Main Yurt and Tent | Circleville | West Virginia | United States

Birth of a New Science: LIGO and the Discovery of Gravitational Waves

Summary
In February 2016 a large team of scientists stunned the world by announcing the discovery of gravitational waves from merging black holes. These long-sought ripples in the fabric of space-time are predicted by Einstein’s general theory of relativity, but are extraordinarily difficult to detect. The discovery by LIGO was not only an astounding technological achievement, it opens up a new window for studying the universe. If history is a guide to the future, expect revolutionary science in the years ahead.

Biography
Robert Naeye was editor in chief of Sky & Telescope from 2008 to 2014. He has authored two books, contributed to two others, and has won multiple awards for his contributions to science communication.