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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


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


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:

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: