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A New Era of Gravitational Wave Astronomy

Winter 2017 Colloquium Preview

Physics Colloquium, Thursday, January 19th, 2017

with Physics Dept. Astrophysics faculty search candidate:

Speaker: Evan Goetz, Albert Einstein Institute, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Hannover, Germany

Abstract:

With the first observations of gravitational waves by the Advanced LIGO detectors in September 2015, a new era of gravitational wave astronomy has begun. In this talk, I will discuss the first gravitational wave observations, describe the Advanced LIGO detectors and how they are calibrated, and summarize the analysis that uncovered the

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Clausen, O’Leary updates

(1) There will be a Celebration of Life for Shannon O’Leary and Adam Clausen at Lewis and Clark College on Saturday January 28 at 2:00 PM. Billy Scannell will be collecting items to bring to the Celebration – He will give discuss at the start of the Jan 12 colloquium.

(2) Donations to help support their son Felix:

https://www.gofundme.com/felixs-savings-fund

Schombert et al’s law for disk galaxies in APS Viewpoint

The PRL by Jim Schombert and 2 co-authors is discussed in the recent APS Viewpoint. Read all about it here:

http://physics.aps.org/articles/v9/130